We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct innovative research in the field of Advanced Metallurgy. You will develop, design, and evaluate a number of structural and functional alloys suitable for metal additive manufacturing and extreme environments and will be expected to make contributions in one or more of the following areas: direct LLNL programmatic areas, Laboratory Directed Research and Development projects, and other externally funded materials related activities. This position is in the Metallurgy and Advanced Microscopy Group of the Materials Science Division.
In this role you will
Design and execute bulk synthesis routes to enable and produce high-quality complex metals and alloys for applied science experiments.
Develop advanced manufacturing approaches for new metals and alloys suitable for extreme conditions.
Perform mechanical and thermo-physical measurements.
Perform electron and optical microscopy to characterize samples.
Work both independently and collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
Document and publish research results in external peer-reviewed scientific journals and participate in domestic and international conferences.
Perform other duties, as assigned.
PhD in Materials Science, Metallurgy, Condensed Matter Physics, or related field.
Knowledgeable of standard mechanical testing methods.
Experience testing and evaluating metals at high temperature.
Experience in SEM, TEM, and related electron- and optical-microscopy methods.
Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
Experience performing self-directed research, presenting talks at conferences and a record of publishing results in established scientific journals.
Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
Qualifications We Desire
Experience with a broad spectrum of materials synthesis and characterization concepts and techniques: synchrotron x-ray techniques, x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy.
Experience with metal rapid solidification.
Experience with metal additive manufacturing techniques
Internal Number: 3743990000009605
About Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.Livermore’s defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counterterrorism and nonproliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.
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