- Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
- M.S. in Forensic Science, Geoscience, Nuclear Science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Broad[LJ1] experience operating and maintaining light microscopy systems, and the associated hardware and electronics, including software and interfacing hardware.
- Broad experience operating and maintaining electron microscopy systems (SEM, EPMA), and the associated hardware and electronics, including software and interfacing hardware.
- Experience characterizing materials for geochemistry, cosmochemistry, metallurgy, or nuclear research and analysis.
- Effective organizational and documentation skills, necessary for good sample management.
- Effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a collaborative research environment.
Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level
- Ph.D. in Forensic Science, Geoscience, Nuclear Science or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience developing independent research projects and working with or leading interdisciplinary technical teams.
- Ability to integrate microscopy observations and data with results from other analytical techniques in order to answer scientific and programmatic questions.
Qualifications We Desire
- Experience with one or more complementary analytical methods such as X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, electron backscatter diffraction, or Raman spectroscopy.
- Experience working with radiological or nuclear material.
- Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare technical and scientific written reports.
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