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Materials Science, Engineer - Staff / Research Scientist
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • BS/BA in materials science, materials engineering, engineering technology, engineering science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or physics or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Broad understanding of basic materials science/and or materials engineering and sample preparation concepts and skills, including sample polishing techniques, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopies
  • Experience with working with hazardous materials.
  • Experience with precision engineering materials fabrication and metrology.
  • Experience in operating an SEM or a microprobe, and using other materials preparation and characterization tools, such as x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microcopy, hardness testing, electropolishing, ion milling, vacuum coating, white-light interferometry, and density measurements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience operating computers to collect, analyze, and document scientific results.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research and development environment at LLNL.

Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level

  • PhD in materials science, materials engineering, engineering technology, engineering science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or physics or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Significant experience in advanced electron microscopy techniques and materials characterization including advanced theoretical knowledge of techniques and limitations of the tools.
  • Advanced knowledge in advanced materials science concepts, including phase transformations, dislocations, alloying, crystal structure, and grain boundaries.

Qualifications we desire

  • Experience working with gloveboxes.
  • Experience with radioactive materials.
  • Experience with instrument troubleshooting and maintenance, and the design and fabrication of simple fixtures.
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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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