Materials Science - Metallurgy and Materials Characterization

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a materials scientist to conduct independent experimental research with an emphasis on metallurgy and materials characterization. Specific areas of focus include uranium alloy metallurgy, residual stress analysis, metal-metal composites, and microstructure characterization. You will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for assessing materials microstructures and properties, actively participating in the characterization and qualification of conventionally processed and additively manufactured metals. This position is in the Ultrafast Materials group of the Materials Science Division.

Essential Duties
- Design and conduct complex experiments related to metallurgical processing and microstructure evolution.
- Characterize feedstock for additive manufacturing processes. Coordinate with researchers to optimize feedstock production.
- Characterize microstructures in alloy materials synthesized under various processing conditions.
- Serve as the primary technical contact on the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined metallurgical problems.
- Develop and present written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate results, as well as periodic progress reports.
- Maintain and establish laboratory protocols.
- Document research; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community, at external conferences, and seminars.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- PhD in materials science, chemistry, or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience in advanced electron microscopy, including advanced theoretical knowledge and limitations of the tools.
- Significant experience in conventional materials characterization techniques (X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, mechanical testing.)
- Familiarity with laser powder bed fusion processing and other additive and conventional metallurgical processing techniques.
- Significant experience as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written reports, explain technical information, and provide advice to management.
- Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
Desired Qualifications
- Familiarity with residual stress measurement techniques.
- Familiarity with atom probe tomography.
- Knowledge and understanding of chemical characterization methods, including inert gas fusion, ICP-MS.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:Relisted position. Originally listed on 9/24/2019. Previous candidates need not reapply.

This is an At Will appointment.Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position. If final candidate is a Career Indefinite employee, Career Indefinite status may be maintained [should funding allow].

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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