Los Alamos National Laboratory Dynamic & Quasi-Static Experimental Post-Bachelor's Research Assistant in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
As a post-bachelors research assistant you will be an integral member of a team tackling a variety of microstructure characterization and mechanical testing challenges. You will work with a mentor and will be responsible for your own independent research. You will be expected to develop techniques to effectively perform your work in a variety of situations and will collaborate with other researchers on focused experiments. Immediate needs are for candidates with optical and/or electron microscopy experience that can assist in the characterization of deformed metals and alloys. Other opportunities exist within the Division for motivated candidates.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Completion of a Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or related field within the last 3 years from an accredited university with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0.
Technical writing skills, such as writing research summaries.
Demonstrated experience working in a team environment.
Completed coursework or research experience in one of the disciplines outlined above
Self-motivated and independent researcher who has demonstrated experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Experience with computer codes such as Python, or Matlab.
Drafting experience and familiarity with engineering drawings, dimensioning, and tolerance.
Hands on physical research experience, especially in the area of metallographic sample preparation
Education: Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Materials Engineering or related field.
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Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
The Dynamic and Quasi-Static Loading Experimental Team of MST Division specializes in deformation and damage quantification, across dynamic and quasi-static strain rates and a wide range of temperatures, with emphasis on its linkage to processing and mechanical properties. This is done to provide experimental support to advance the physics of damage models for weapons applications. The team operates with both an eye on relevance to the weapons program as well as fundamental science to stimulate intellectual growth, remain state of the art, and attract sustainable talent.
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Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Work Telephone: 505-665-6726
Contact Name: Standifer, Robert Jeffrey (Jeff)
Organization Name: MST-8/Materials Science in Radiation and Dynamics Extremes
Job Title: Dynamic & Quasi-Static Experimental Post-Bachelor's Research Assistant
Appointment Type: UGS
Req ID: IRC66177