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Are you enthusiastic about your work and dream of working at a state-of-the-artwork experimental facility to discover subtle issues? Join our artistic staff and sort out points for our nation’s safety! We are looking for a outcomes oriented Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct main-edge experimental analysis to review/develop modern nanosensors and separation processes primarily based on electrochemical and electrophoretic nanoscale ideas. You might be a part of a multi-disciplinary staff of scientists and engineers. You could:

  • Fabricate, research, and optimize nanoarray gadgets for sensors and processes for nationwide safety and different superior purposes
  • Fundamentally perceive related construction/chemistry/property relationships
  • Engage in different supplies-associated initiatives that may seemingly come up over time in areas similar to novel carbon nanomaterials for electrochemical power storage and chemical sensing

Functions of this job embody

  • Performing unique laboratory research to develop and basically perceive superior nanoscale ideas for electrochemical sensor and electrophoretic purposes
  • Engaging in actions associated to the fabrication and testing of those nanoscale ideas
  • Demonstrating management and self-motivation inside a collaborative staff setting
  • Publishing findings in main journals and presenting analysis at scientific conferences


  • You have, or are pursuing, a PhD in supplies science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or a associated area and possess a bachelor’s in science, know-how, engineering or arithmetic (STEM)
  • Experience in electrochemistry and/or electrophoresis
  • Track file of unique work, e.g. convention shows, publications in refereed journals
  • Able to amass and keep a DOE Q-Level Security Clearance


  • Experience making electrochemical measurements
  • Understanding of electrophoresis ideas
  • Experience with excessive vacuum programs
  • Experience in movie deposition strategies (e.g. RF-sputtering, evaporation, and so forth.)
  • Experience with scanning electron microscopy
  • Ability to develop and keep collaboration with leaders in the scientific neighborhood inside and out of doors of Sandia National Laboratories
  • Curiosity concerning the world and a powerful curiosity in connecting one’s analysis to the bigger context of science, society, and nationwide safety
  • A file of educational achievement as confirmed by excessive GPAs for related undergraduate diploma(s) and graduate diploma(s)
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities that construct efficient scientific collaborations with a various inhabitants of researchers
  • Candidates must also have confirmed artistic downside fixing and efficient time administration abilities

Department Description:

The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative main-edge analysis that advances the understanding of supplies on the nanoscale and allows the collaborative improvement of artistic options for Sandia’s broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our analysis actions have broad impression; and usually generate peer-reviewed, excessive-profile journal publications and shows at skilled scientific conferences. Our most important analysis focus is directed alongside three thrusts:1. Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (together with power storage and corrosion)2. Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications (together with ferroics and composites)3. Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (i.e., for hazardous supplies seize/storage, sensing, membranes, water remedy, and catalysis).

Our staff is dedicated to nurturing an setting appropriate with a broad group of individuals and views in accordance with the altering make-up of the workforce. In assist of this imaginative and prescient, our heart actively recruits candidates from numerous teams of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive neighborhood.

Join us and work in the direction of your targets whereas making a distinction!

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for nationwide safety and know-how innovation, with groups of specialists centered on reducing-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the principle causes we love our jobs:• Challenging work with superb impression that contributes to safety, peace, and freedom worldwide• Extraordinary co-staff• Some of one of the best instruments, tools, and analysis amenities in the world• Career development and enrichment alternatives• Flexible work preparations for many positions embody 9/80 (work 80 hours each two weeks, with each different Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days every week) compressed workweeks, half-time work, and telecommuting (a mixture of onsite work and dealing from house)• Generous holidays, robust medical and different advantages, aggressive 401k, studying alternatives, relocation help and facilities aimed toward making a strong work/life stability*

World-changing applied sciences. Life-changing careers. Learn extra about Sandia at:*These advantages range by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug take a look at and background evaluation that features checks of non-public references, credit score, regulation enforcement data, and employment/training verifications. Applicants for employment want to have the ability to acquire and keep a DOE Q-degree safety clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you maintain a couple of citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and one other nation), your skill to acquire a safety clearance could also be impacted.

Applicants provided employment with Sandia are topic to a federal background investigation to fulfill the necessities for entry to labeled data or matter if the duties of the place require a DOE safety clearance. Substance abuse or unlawful drug use, falsification of data, legal exercise, critical misconduct or different indicators of untrustworthiness may cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, ensuing in the lack to carry out the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All certified candidates will obtain consideration for employment with out regard to race, coloration, faith, intercourse, sexual orientation, gender identification, nationwide origin, age, incapacity, or veteran standing and every other protected class below state or federal regulation.

This postdoctoral place is a brief place for as much as one 12 months, which can be renewed at Sandia’s discretion as much as 5 extra years. The PhD will need to have been conferred inside 5 years previous to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions could bid on common Sandia positions as inside candidates, and in some instances could also be transformed to common profession positions throughout their time period if warranted by ongoing operational wants, persevering with availability of funds, and passable job efficiency.