Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. The MST-16/Nuclear Materials Science group maintains multidisciplinary expertise in actinide materials science and engages in areas important to Laboratory missions, including material characterization, phase stability, aging, electronic structure, corrosion and surface science. As a member of MST-16, the selected candidate will fill the position of Scientist 2 in actinide materials analysis and characterization via advanced scanning/transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM). This position supports a variety of fundamental and applied science-based actinide programs with a primary focus on plutonium weapons programs.
Ph.D. in Chemistry, Physics or Material Science or a related technical discipline
Experience with advanced experimental characterization of materials using scanning/transmission electron microscopy (S/TEM) employing analytical techniques such as energy dispersive spectroscopy (EDS), electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), spectrum imaging (SI), orientation imaging and mapping (OIM) and correlative electron microscopy
Demonstrated experience with dual-beam scanning electron/focused ion beam microscopes (SEM/FIB) and associated analytical and specimen preparation techniques
Demonstrated experience with analysis of complex data sets
Record of successful documentation of technical work
Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (U.S. citizenship required) and HRP certification
Ability to apply or develop new analytical S/TEM or SEM/FIB techniques for characterization
Ability to propose, execute, and translate microscopy experiments to meet programmatic deliverables.
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