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Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrochemistry Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of U.S national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.

The Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group (MPA-11) is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join a multi-disciplinary team with on-going research efforts in fundamental and applied chemistry and materials science. Research opportunities include developing and implementing electrochemical methods for a variety of applications related to actinide and/or lanthanide purification and separations, and fundamental electrochemistry studies of f-block elements. Candidates are expected to publish the results of their research in the open literature and present their work at relevant conferences.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance, which normally requires US Citizenship

  • Theoretical knowledge and demonstrated experience in common electrochemical measurement techniques such as voltammetry, potential step techniques (chronoamperometry, chronocoulometry), chronopotentiometry, and related methods

  • Good understanding of the electrochemical kinetics and the role of transport phenomena on rate measurements, as well as understanding how chemical reactions and interfacial phenomena (adsorption, double layer) are coupled in electrochemical processes

  • Excellent publication record in the field of required expertise

  • Demonstrated record of working safely in chemical laboratories

  • Expert command of spoken and written English

  • Good communication skills

  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in multi-disciplinary environment

  • Strong motivation and ability to work independently

  • Ability to plan and organize assignments and meet project deadlines

Desired Qualifications:

Candidates who can demonstrate a strong background in one or more of the following areas are invited to apply:

  • Chemistry/electrochemistry of room temperature ionic liquids and/or molten salts

  • Actinide chemistry/electrochemistry

  • Electrosynthesis

  • Electrocatalysis

  • Electroanalytical chemistry

  • Electrochemical reactors

  • Electrochemical impedance spectroscopy

  • Electrochemical corrosion measurements

  • Working knowledge of commercial digital simulation software DigiElch or similar

  • Experience with the handling, synthesis and characterization of compounds containing actinides and/or transuranic elements, radioisotopes, or other hazardous materials

  • Proficiency with characterizing solid-state compounds or solutions using techniques such as FT-IR, Raman, UV-vis-NIR, fluorescence spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy


A Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related field completed within the last five years or soon to be completed is required.

Note to Applicants:

For additional information please contact Jerzy Chlistunoff at jerzy@lanl.gov .

Exceptional candidates may be considered for named postdoctoral fellowship appointments such as the Director's Postdoctoral Fellowship, G.T. Seaborg Institute for Transactinium Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, J. Robert Oppenheimer Postdoctoral Fellowship, or the Frederick Reines Postdoctoral Fellowship in Experimental Sciences. For general information refer to the Postdoctoral Program page .

To apply, use the "Apply" button and submit a resume, publications list and a cover letter outlining current research interests. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. For additional technical inquiries, contact George Goff at georgeg@lanl.gov .

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 maternity 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)

The Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group (MPA-11), conducts basic and applied research in areas related to applied energy programs and a variety of problems relevant to the weapons program. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory’s missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction.

Government Conflict of Interest

To ensure that you and LANL avoid any potential conflicts of interest, all current/former Government Officials must read and respond, if applicable, to the LANL Applicant Disclosure Form .

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type



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