Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Fusion Materials Research Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
MST-8 is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for advanced fusion materials synthesis, characterization and investigation under severe environments (high thermal load and irradiation). The characterization techniques will include conventional diffraction contrast (S)TEM, in situ straining TEM, HR-TEM, EBSD, and micromechanical testing at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Nano-beam diffraction, precession electron diffraction (PED), and other EM techniques may also be performed at other EM user facilities. The successful candidate will work with a team of experimentalists and modelers to develop and validate models of materials irradiation resistance and mechanical properties. The position will be awarded to the candidate demonstrating exceptional talent with a successful collaborative and scientific track record.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expertise is required in conventional diffraction contrast (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (S)TEM and high resolution TEM.
Experience in characterizing defects (dislocation Burgers vectors, grain boundaries, dislocation loops and cavities) using (S)TEM
Demonstrated knowledge of metals deformation behavior.
Expertise in micromechanical testing of materials (nanoindentation, micropillar testing, microtensile testing)
Education: A PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related engineering discipline completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.
Experience with a monochromated, image-corrected FEI Titan and other FEI SEMs and TEMs.
Experience with BCC metals and alloys.
Experience with EBSD.
Experience in publishing in scientific journals and presenting at conferences.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
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Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Vacancy Name: IRC90651
Organization Name MST-8/Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes
Req ID: IRC90651