R&D Materials Science - Corrosion Science and Materials Reliability (Experienced)
Sandia National Laboratories
May 4, 2018
Albuquerque, New Mexico
: We are seeking a Materials Scientist to join a team conducting research and development in the areas of corrosion science and physics of failure\. In this role, you will provide reliability engineering, system life prediction, and health monitoring for Nuclear Deterrence \(ND\) applications\. This role provides the opportunity to collaborate in a multi\-disciplinary environment and to plan and execute critical analyses to solve materials forensics challenges and identify future research opportunities\. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Develop and utilize cutting edge electrochemical and surface analytical techniques to study atmospheric corrosion mechanisms and their kinetics+ Develop programs that integrate the expertise of various scientists, engineers, statisticians and technologists to understand, model and test the degradation mechanisms and failure characteristics of systems of materials exposed to a range of unique and/or extreme environments+ Coordinate and lead failure assessments of a range of electrical, electronic, and mechanical products spanning a range of materials+ Engage with your customers to learn their processes and products+ Interact with external design and production agencies within the DOE complex+ Develop programs in physics of failure, reliability engineering, system life prediction, and health monitoring+ Perform research in the area of localized corrosion to support additive manufacturing initiatives+ Develop collaborations with other Sandia organizations, other federal institutions, academia, and industry+ Publish innovative research in leading technical journals and presenting at national and international technical meetings Required: + Bachelor's and PhD in Corrosion Science, Materials Science, Reliability Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a closely related STEM field+ Laboratory experience in corrosion science, electrochemistry and electrochemical characterization+ Good communication skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance Desired: + Training in the physics of failure/reliability physics+ Familiarity with a range of materials analysis techniques+ Familiarity with a range of surface analytical techniques, such as optical spectroscopy, XPS, SIMS, profilometry+ Knowledge of a variety of degradation mechanisms is desirable+ Experience with a variety of experimental electrochemistry capabilities such as electrochemical polarization testing, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy, scanning electrochemical microscopy, scanning Kelvin probe, and cyclic voltammetry+ Record of integrated computational and experimental approaches for study of corrosion or electrochemical phenomena+ Ability to interact with team members of diverse technical backgrounds Department Description: The Materials Reliability Department \(1852\) is part of the Material, Physical, and Chemical Sciences Center \(Center 1800\)\. Center 1800 provides broad support for Sandia's mission by helping predict performance and reliability of materials, developing/processing new materials through computation and synthesis, and developing novel characterization and diagnostic tools & techniques\.The reliability of devices, components, and ultimately systems is directly affected by the properties and interactions of their constituent materials\. Our department's corrosion R&D activities focus onunderstanding the mechanisms of corrosion phenomena as a means of predicting extent and severity of corrosion, developing improved next generation approaches to corrosion monitoring and control, and development of corrosion resistant materials\. These activities are team\-driven and highly multi\-disciplinary in nature\. Our efforts support various federal agencies and industry\. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to leverage our research investments while participating in and contributing to the international research community\. Our current research thrusts include atmospheric corrosion mechanisms, hydrogen embrittlement, atmospheric stress corrosion cracking, coating development, and additively manufactured metals\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide+ Extraordinary co\-workers+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
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About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.