Ion Implantation - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to play a major role in the development and application of high energy ion implantation to solve materials challenges in support of LLNL's national security mission. This position is in the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (https://cams.llnl.gov) group with the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division of the Physical and Life Science Directorate.

In this role you will:

  • Utilize high voltage particle accelerators to conduct ion implantation experiments to emulate radiation damage effects in critical materials related to nuclear weapons, fusion energy, and radiation detectors.
  • Develop novel methods, such as simultaneous multi-beam irradiation, for performing ion implantation coupled with in-situ characterization techniques.
  • Prepare and conduct technical presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Document research, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, nuclear physics, radiochemistry, materials science, or a related field.
  • Hands on experience operating and maintaining high voltage accelerators and related instrumentation (e.g., ion sources).
  • Experience designing and conducting ion beam experiments including a working knowledge of how ions interact with matter.
  • Ability to perform independent research, find innovative solutions and produce significant accomplishments to complex scientific and technical problems.
  • Experience working on a research team with individuals from diverse technical backgrounds, as well as function as an independent researcher with a high level of attention to details.

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We have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher to play a major role in the development and application of high energy ion implantation to solve materials challenges in support of LLNL's national security mission. This position is in the Center for Accelerator Mass Spectrometry (https://cams.llnl.gov) group with the Atmospheric, Earth, and Energy Division of the Physical and Life Science Directorate.

In this role you will:

  • Utilize high voltage particle accelerators to conduct ion implantation experiments to emulate radiation damage effects in critical materials related to nuclear weapons, fusion energy, and radiation detectors.
  • Develop novel methods, such as simultaneous multi-beam irradiation, for performing ion implantation coupled with in-situ characterization techniques.
  • Prepare and conduct technical presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Document research, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship.
  • Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, nuclear physics, radiochemistry, materials science, or a related field.
  • Hands on experience operating and maintaining high voltage accelerators and related instrumentation (e.g., ion sources).
  • Experience designing and conducting ion beam experiments including a working knowledge of how ions interact with matter.
  • Ability to perform independent research, find innovative solutions and produce significant accomplishments to complex scientific and technical problems.
  • Experience working on a research team with individuals from diverse technical backgrounds, as well as function as an independent researcher with a high level of attention to details.

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