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Laboratory Manager (Teaching Labs, Demonstrations, Outreach) | TAMU Physics and Astronomy

1 month 3 weeks ago
College Station, Texas, The Department of Physics and Astronomy of Texas A&M University is seeking applications at the title of laboratory manager.  This laboratory manager oversees teaching laboratories for physics service courses, coordinates the classroom demonstration program, and works extensively with our large physics outreach program.   QUALIFICATIONS Required Education Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience Required Experience Five years of general physics experience, which includes three (3) years of leadership experience and two (2) years of laboratory management Preferred Education Master's degree in physics or a related field Required Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Knowledge of work processing and spreadsheet applications; knowledge of scientific equipment associated with physical sciences; knowledge of proper preparation, handling, and disposal of glassware and hazardous materials; working knowledge of Python programming language; knowledge of standard laboratory safety procedures; ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others; ability to communicate clearly and effectively to ensure understanding; ability to repair electronics used in physics labs and demonstrations; ability to perform non-electronic repairs for physics demonstrations and lab equipment; proficiency with power tools and knowledge of workshop safety; excellent written and oral communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills; ability to exert light force; ability to lift 50+ pounds; ability to work beyond normal office hours and/or weekends Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Solidworks or other CAD software; Wordpress; Adobe Premiere or other video-editing software   JOB RESPONSIBILITIES Personnel management Interview, hire, and manage a technical staff of student employees in the lecture demonstration program and labs; provide leadership to the laboratory and lecture demonstration programs; keep administrative records as required by the Department of Physics and Astronomy. Training management Conduct training sessions on pedagogy and establish procedures for lecture demonstrations for members of the faculty and technical staff. Demonstrations management Provide leadership for systematic upgrade of physics demonstrations; oversee adoption of demonstrations developed for physics festival into lectures; develop demonstrations manuals; keep up-to-date database for physics demonstrations. Laboratory management Prepare lab schedules and lab handouts to complement the lecture course syllabus; oversee safety protocols established for laboratory courses. Outreach Assist students in building, maintaining, and repairing hands-on demonstrations for the department outreach program; assist in coordination of outreach programs such as Physics and Engineering Festival, Just Add Science, Game Day Physics, and others; conceive new outreach ideas and how the department can implement them; present science demonstrations for outreach programs and collaborate with faculty for these events. Budgetary and fiscal management Oversee budgets for operating and maintaining the Department of Physics and Astronomy laboratory courses and lecture demonstrations; initiate purchases of equipment, supplies, and services for the laboratory and lecture demonstrations. Maintenance and repairs Maintain and repair laboratory equipment and equipment for lecture and festival demonstrations. Other duties Performs other duties, as assigned. Health insurance; available optional insurances (vision, dental, life, AD paid holidays; vacation leave; sick leave

Polymer R&D - Research Scientist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Polymer R&D Scientist to conduct research in the following areas: I) research and development of new/modified engineering elastomers and elastomer resins, including materials for production by additive manufacturing (AM); II) research into the influence of age, environment, and manufacturing process conditions on the chemical structure and physical properties of engineering polymer materials. This position is in the Materials Science Division. This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level. In this role you will Contribute to the research and development of new and/or modified applied polymer materials with a focus on rubbery elastomers, including development of candidate feedstocks for additive manufacturing of engineering elastomers, by such processes as direct-ink-write, fused-deposition modeling, selective laser sintering, or stereolithography. Characterize the chemical changes and degradations to engineering polymer materials, especially silicones, resulting from age, environment, and manufacturing process conditions. Collaborate on accelerated aging and lifetime prediction studies of engineering polymer materials. Serve as a primary technical point of contact for polymer material formulation, synthesis and processing for engineering applications. Conceive, design, and execute research to address defined problems and applications. Develop and present written analyses, verbal briefings, and other products that capture and communicate research results as well as periodic progress reports. Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish program goals. Document research; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at open conferences. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level Independently develop or lead development of new materials and/or feedstocks for additive manufacturing of engineering polymer materials. Serve as a subject matter expert for the synthesis, processing, and characterization of polymers for engineering applications. Serve as point of contact for accelerated aging and lifetime prediction studies of engineering polymer materials. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. PhD in Polymer Science, Polymer Engineering, Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Chemistry, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Advanced knowledge of the synthesis of polymer resins for engineering applications (e.g. silicones, TPU, nitriles). Advanced knowledge of polymer resin characterization, including chemical composition and molecular weight distribution analysis. Experience with mechanical (and/or rheological) and structural characterization of both resin and polymer material properties, using, for example, techniques such as DMA, rotational rheometry, swelling, thermal analysis, and/or load frame testing. Proven ability as a creative experimentalist, and a diverse range of experience in experimental design, techniques and execution. Authorship of peer-reviewed literature demonstrating the capacity to independently develop and execute original research. Advanced verbal and written communication as reflected by effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures. The willingness and ability to self-direct and work independently, and to collaborate on multidisciplinary teams as required to reach research goals. Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level Highly advanced knowledge of polymer characterization, including, for example, monomer sequence distribution analysis in copolymers, or analysis of measured mechanical/rheological properties and their relationship to structure. Subject matter expertise in the processing and/or rheology of filled (reinforced) polymer materials for engineering/industrial applications. Consultative direction of scientific personnel and complex projects Qualifications We Desire Experience with polymer material additive manufacturing (AM), including synthesis of AM feedstock materials and/or actual AM fabrication processes. Experience with commercial gumstock and composite preparation processes such as roll mixing, intensive shear mixing, and/or extrusion.

CFD Modeling of Biomass Combustion and Emissions - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeling of biomass combustion for wildfire rate of spread and emission predictions. Key aspects involve the development and use of multi-physics simulation codes coupled with reaction kinetics to improve the understanding of biomass combustion process. You will actively participate in the research to leverage high-performance computing (HPC) to perform CFD simulations and develop novel numerical techniques for multi-phase modeling. This position is in the Reaction Dynamics Group of the Materials Science Division. In this role you will: Conduct research in and development of one or more of the following areas: computational fluid dynamics, reactive chemistry, numerical methods, and biomass modeling. Develop and apply numerical tools to simulate biomass combustion by combining multidimensional fluid mechanics with detailed chemical kinetics. Validate results from simulations of biomass combustion against experimental measurements as available. Identify sensitive chemistry and physics sub-models in simulations, collaborate with multidisciplinary team members to improve the overall performance of simulations. Conduct detailed analysis of biomass fuels and their emissions. Document research, publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results at conferences. Pursue complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally. Perform other duties as assigned. PhD in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field. Demonstrated solid background and expertise in reacting flow simulations and multi-physics modeling (e.g., CFD). Knowledgeable of Eulerian modeling and numerical methods. Ability to thrive autonomously; be pro-active in solving inevitable roadblocks, have a persistent attitude, and self-train when necessary. Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature. Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures. Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment. Qualifications we desire Experience with scientific computing algorithm development, C/C++ and Python, and Linux. Experience in development and application with OpenFOAM or other CFD codes (e.g. Ansys Fluent). Experience with multi-dimensional Eulerian simulations is a plus. Experience in modeling biomass combustion.

Chemical Engineer | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Chemical Engineer . You will independently work on pilot scale development of energetic materials and be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for conducting and supporting research to scale-up energetic material synthesis processes. This position is in the Energetic Materials group of the Materials Science Division. In this role you will Contribute to the design, installation, and startup of pilot plant facilities including supporting system design and functionality, safety reviews, process control/automation methodologies, operations, procedures development, maintenance, troubleshooting, and commissioning and testing. Provide input to PFDs, P&ID's, procedures/training manuals, and safety documentation. Lead and drive safety reviews of synthesis scale-up, facilitate meetings, and understand hazard evaluations and risk mitigation techniques. Guide and work with building support staff to setup, troubleshoot and operate processes and equipment and assist in the commissioning of new pilot plant equipment and collaborate with process control engineers for designing, testing, and troubleshooting process control systems. Plan pilot plant operations and properly document waste disposal and equipment cleaning requirements. Provide guidance and expert advice to management or other groups on technical, systems- or process-related topics. Obtain and maintain qualification as an LLNL Explosives Handler, and routinely work hands-on with energetic materials and hazardous chemicals of all types. Perform other duties as assigned. In Addition, at the SES.3 Level Provide technical solutions to complex problems which may not be well defined, and lead projects under minimal direction. Independently resolve technical objectives and criteria to satisfy project objectives and execute the appropriate technical approaches. Apply advanced technical knowledge and methodologies to guide the successful completion of project and organizational goals and serve as the primary technical contact on tasks and projects. Collaborate with technical area leaders, project leaders, and program management to represent technical capabilities and project results to internal management and external sponsors. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. B.S. in Chemical Engineering or a related field or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Comprehensive knowledge of and experience with process control systems and process automation practices, particularly chemical plant control philosophy and familiarity with SIS (Safety Instrumented Systems) and SILs (Safety Integrity Levels). Broad experience in scaling up chemical synthesis processes from lab scale to pilot scale or production scale with an emphasis in thermal safety. Experience with chemical engineering unit operations, batch process, and solids handling. Experience with change management and document control. Strong safety attitude and solid understanding of safe work practices. Proficient interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff. Proficient written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written reports. In Addition, at the SES.3 Level M.S. in Chemical Engineering or related field. Advanced knowledge in scaling up chemical synthesis processes. Significant experience working independently and ability to provide technical leadership to guide projects to completion. Qualifications We Desire Experience with synthesis and scale up of energetic materials and handling and processing energetic materials. Chemical process experience in petrochemicals or pharmaceuticals, preferably in a pilot plant or the equivalent setting. Experience with Wonderware.

Process Chemist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Tracy, California, We have multiple openings for a Process Chemist to work in the areas of explosives synthesis, formulations, manufacturing and processing. You will collaborate with principal investigators and scientific and technical staff in explosives research and programmatic/experimental activities for surveillance and aging studies, physical and chemical characterization, and detonation science to address programmatic and research and development needs in energetic materials. This position is in the Energetic Materials Group of the Materials Science Division in the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate. In this role you will: Collaborate with scientists, engineers and technical personnel to provide scientific support to various programmatic tasks and explosives research efforts with emphasis on chemistry, manufacturing, and processing of high explosives and special explosives parts. Perform operations with chemistry processing systems including grinding, sieving, melt casting, vacuum casting, injection molding, mixing, slurry coating, pressing and synthesis, and fulfill duties such as room responsibilities for work cells and bays. Contribute to aging and compatibility work by preparing assemblies containing explosives, polymers, and metals, performing gas-extraction, recording results, and communicating with colleagues and supervisors. Acquire, analyze, interpret data, and report results on projects involving processing of explosives. Provide solutions to fundamental problems of limited complexity related to processing of explosives. Conduct, coordinate, and document procedures and peer reviews. Perform work as an LLNL Explosives Handler, and routinely work hands-on with energetic materials of all types. Perform other duties as assigned. In Addition, at the SES.2 Level: Provide chemistry knowledge to resolve technical and programmatic issues. Perform independent technical tasks to provide solutions for a diverse range of moderate to complex issues. Select methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria to obtain results based on analysis of multiple, largely identifiable factors. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. Bachelor's (BS) degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Environmental Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Fundamental knowledge and understanding of chemistry and materials science and demonstrated mechanical aptitude. Ability to work effectively with an experimental team under conflicting and rigorous deadlines. Skill in design and performance of experiments, including knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Experience handling and knowledge of chemicals in laboratory settings. Willingness to routinely work with explosives and obtaining and maintaining required qualification as an Explosives Handler. Sufficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. on a regular basis in a safe and controlled manner, climb a ladder, and wear a respirator as needed. In Addition, at the SES.2 Level: Master's degree in Chemistry, Materials Science or Environmental Technology, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Comprehensive knowledge of chemistry and material science. Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information. Qualifications we desire: Experience with explosive formulation and processing, including grinding, sieving, melt casting, vacuum casting, injection molding, and formulation and pressing of plastic bonded explosives. Experience with fabrication of large explosive parts. Knowledge of LLNL programs in energetic materials or LLNL ES&H rules and regulations.

Materials Science Division Grad Intern - Winter 2023 | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for continuing graduate students to engage in practical research experience to further their educational goals. You will conduct research in the following scientific fields: organic/inorganic synthesis, analytical, computational, materials characterization, actinide materials, optical materials science; electrochemistry; materials chemistry and physics; computational chemistry and materials science; nanoscale materials synthesis and characterization and metallurgy. These positions are in Materials Science Division. In this role you will Working with scientists on projects involving hands-on work in a laboratory, computation or data analysis. Under limited direction and supervision will conduct research in assigned area. Performing technical assignments of a basic degree of complexity and providing advanced technical support to scientist in scientific research and development projects. Presenting work through presentations and/or poster sessions. Must be a continuing college or university student in good standing at an accredited institution pursuing a graduate degree or a recent graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or a related field. Demonstrated academic achievement in chemistry, materials sciences, computational chemistry, or related field. Experience applying basic scientific principles to solve technical problems. Demonstrated effective communication skills. Ability to present and communicate concepts and ideas. Experience working with personal computers and familiarity with Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to work in a team environment. Qualifications We Desire Broad knowledge of chemistry and caterials. GPA of 3.0 or above. Application Deadline: February 1, 2023

Forensic Microscopist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Forensic Microscopist to perform investigations of nuclear materials for national security programs. Your work involves light and electron microscopy, sub-sampling of such material for analysis by other techniques, sample management under a quality management system, and accurate reporting of technical results and interpretations both orally and in writing. This opportunity is in the Chemical and Isotopic Signatures group in the Nuclear and Chemicals Sciences Division (NACS). We will fill this position at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level. In this role you will Independently operate light and electron microscopy instrumentation (scanning electron microscope/SEM and electron probe microanalyzer/EPMA). Provide subject matter expertise on light or electron microscopy characterization methods and data interpretation. Triage and characterize forensic samples, including geologic specimens and nuclear materials, in support of nuclear security. Provide detailed technical reports on analyses, both orally and in writing. Work independently on complex technical tasks, exert influence on technical objectives, provide in-depth analyses and develop unique technical solutions. Render interpretations including morphological, geochemical and thermodynamic relationships constraining material processes and observations. Contribute to the conception, design, and execution of spatially resolved multi-platform imaging. Perform other duties as assigned. Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.3 level Oversee and collaborate with a variety of scientists and technicians to provide support to various projects, ensuring project deliverables are met and laboratory activities operate efficiently. Lead technical efforts with responsibility for budgets, schedules, deliverables and resource allocation. Represent the organization as a technical contact across projects, working effectively with conflicting priorities and participate in programmatic growth by identifying and addressing sponsor needs. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. M.S. in Forensic Science, Geoscience, Nuclear Science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Broad [LJ1] experience operating and maintaining light microscopy systems, and the associated hardware and electronics, including software and interfacing hardware. Broad experience operating and maintaining electron microscopy systems (SEM, EPMA), and the associated hardware and electronics, including software and interfacing hardware. Experience characterizing materials for geochemistry, cosmochemistry, metallurgy, or nuclear research and analysis. Effective organizational and documentation skills, necessary for good sample management. Effective communication and interpersonal skills necessary to work in a collaborative research environment. Additional qualifications at the SES.3 level Ph.D. in Forensic Science, Geoscience, Nuclear Science or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Significant experience developing independent research projects and working with or leading interdisciplinary technical teams. Ability to integrate microscopy observations and data with results from other analytical techniques in order to answer scientific and programmatic questions. Qualifications We Desire Experience with one or more complementary analytical methods such as X-ray diffraction, X-ray fluorescence, electron backscatter diffraction, or Raman spectroscopy. Experience working with radiological or nuclear material. Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare technical and scientific written reports.

Enzyme Engineering - Postdoctoral Researcher | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, NOTE: This is a two-year term appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. We are seeking a dedicated and hardworking Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in the field of enzyme engineering for bio-inspired restoration of aged concrete. You will actively participate in research to redesign and produce enzymes to achieve desired functionality under altered environmental conditions. This position is in the Systems and Synthetic biology group in the Biosciences and Biotechnology Division. In this role you will: Perform research in enzyme engineering using a directed evolution approach. Develop high-throughput screening methods to identify proteins and enzymes with desired properties. Develop and execute assays to characterize engineered enzyme performance. Develop research plans and generate/interpret results. Communicate with a broad spectrum of internal and external scientists to solve scientific challenges. Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings. Maintain and establish laboratory protocols, an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook including complete records of experiments. Perform other duties as assigned. PhD in Biochemistry, Bioengineering, Biological Sciences, or a relevant field with a strong emphasis in protein engineering. Expertise in biochemistry and molecular biology. Experience and knowledge in directed evolution (mutagenesis, screening, gene amplification) and enzyme assays. Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature. Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information. Qualifications we desire: Experience with gene library construction in bacteria Experience in high-throughput screening of protein expression and function. Experience with protein purification and characterization

Radiological Security Scientist/Engineer | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Staff Scientist supporting the Radiological Security portfolio, an element of LLNL's Global Material Security Program funded by the National Nuclear Security Administration's (NNSA) Office of Radiological Security (ORS). You will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team that works on enhancing US and global security by preventing high-activity radioactive materials from being used in acts of terrorism. Responsibilities include: providing subject matter expertise across a range of applied physics topics, authoring original technical content to include presentations, white papers, and funding proposals, and leading technical exchanges with international collaborators. This position is in the Safeguards, Nonproliferation, and Response Group within the Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division (NACS) of the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate (PLS). In this role, you will Lead projects supporting ORS through engagements with government, law enforcement, and businesses across the globe to protect radioactive sources used for medical, research, and commercial purposes and reduce the global reliance on high-activity radioactive sources through the promotion of viable non-radioisotopic alternative technologies. Participate in the ORS training working group to develop new training courses, review and improve existing materials, and function as an instructor when appropriate. Work with ORS partner organizations and countries to implement mechanisms and approaches to reduce the global reliance on high-activity radioactive sources by promoting the development and adoption of non-radioisotopic alternative technologies where technically, operationally, and economically feasible. Develop high-quality technical content relevant to all aspects of US DOE/NNSA programs on global material security, including training, educational materials, and guidance documents for use by ORS subject matter experts and partner organizations, white papers and proposals for funding, and ORS mission strategies Provide technical briefings to US DOE science and engineering staff, country stakeholders, and NNSA sponsors with varying levels of expertise and background. Develop, organize, plan, and participate in and/or lead technical exchanges, workshops, and training courses of relevance to the ORS mission with foreign partners virtually/remotely and in-person settings Collaborate effectively with interdisciplinary teams within LLNL, across the US DOE Complex, and other USG agencies. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. Citizenship. Master's degree in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Ability to develop novel research ideas and author funding proposals to support them Ability to coordinate and lead large meetings involving stakeholders across multiple US DOE laboratories, federal/state/local agencies, and international organizations Advanced problem-solving, analytical, technical, and organizational skills Advanced communication skills, both written and verbal, to effectively explain and present complex concepts to any level of management or technical background Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills to work with multiple scientific and technical teams involving members from various disciplines and performing effectively under conflicting priorities and rigorous project deadlines. Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally (up to 25% effort) and to work off-/non-routine hours and outside of the office environment, including missions involving training sessions and when on foreign engagements Qualifications We Desire Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, Chemistry or related field In-depth knowledge of radiation detection and measurement and associated equipment Demonstrated technical expertise across a range of applications, including nuclear physics, x-ray and radioactive source-based irradiators, linear accelerators, nuclear medicine diagnostic and therapy instrumentation, and applications of radioisotopes in commercial industrial and medical settings. Knowledge of or experience on NNSA's programs in nuclear and radiological safety, security, and safeguards.

Materials Testing - Staff Scientist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Materials Testing Staff Scientist to conduct research in the following areas: mechanical, rheological, and thermal tests of polymer materials, including rubbery viscoelastomers, thermoplastics, thermosets, and composites thereof. You will set-up and execute accelerated aging studies, including design and validation of appropriate aging fixtures. This position is in the Materials Science Division. In this role you will Perform moderately complex to complex mechanical and rheological testing of polymer materials and polymer material composites with methods such as load frame testing and rotational rheometry. Characterize dynamic and quasi-static deformation behavior of various samples and geometries (e.g., tensile, compression, and bending behavior). Perform thermal analysis with, for example, methods such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and thermomechanical analysis (TMA). Design, test and validate fixtures (e.g., compression fixtures, environmental cells) for accelerated and long-term aging studies of polymer materials. Collaborate with scientists and engineers in a multidisciplinary team environment, including collaborations external to the organization, to accomplish research goals. Maintain and establish laboratory protocols. Prepare written analyses, verbal briefings, and other products that capture and communicate research results. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. Bachelor of Science degree in polymer science, materials engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Broad experience with mechanical (e.g., load frame) and rheological testing of polymer materials, including characterization of dynamic and quasistatic deformation behavior Experience with polymer material thermal analysis, with methods such as DSC and/or TMA. Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected by effective presentations such as seminars and lectures and written reports or articles. Ability to work independently on defined research projects. The willingness and ability to collaborate on multidisciplinary teams as needed to meet research goals. Qualifications We Desire Master's degree in polymer science, materials engineering, materials science, mechanical engineering or a related field. Experience with lever-arm load frame testers (i.e., creep testers). Experience with AutoCAD or other mechanical drawing software. Advanced proficiency in polymer chemistry, materials science, and/or polymer processing, as demonstrated by significant coursework in these subjects.

Explosive Chemist - Chemical Engineer | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for an Explosive Chemist-Chemical Engineer to independently work on research and development using traditional and novel techniques as well as advanced diagnostics to gain insights into the detonation characteristics of energetic materials. You will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for conducting and supporting research in a wide range of research challenges involving energetic materials, including the integration of test data into modeling and simulation tools for a comprehensive understanding. You will routinely interact with professional colleagues and managers in Physical & Life Sciences (PLS), engineers, and sponsors across and outside the laboratory. This position is in the Energetic Materials Group of the Materials Science Division. In this role you will Design and conduct complex experiments to measure the detonation properties of energetic materials. Conduct advanced research to analyze and interpret experimental data and help integrate results with modeling and simulation tools. Serve as the primary technical contact on the design and analysis of experimental tests involving the detonation of energetic materials. Provide direction on complex program requirements and deliverables for research sponsors and program managers. Convey capabilities and new opportunities to sponsors and program managers. Exert significant influence on technical objectives related to experimental testing of energetic materials. Develop and present written analyses and verbal briefings that capture and communicate research results as well as periodic progress reports. Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings. Perform other duties as assigned. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship. PhD in Chemistry, Material Science, Physics or a related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Significant experience in analyzing complex data through the development of interpretive models. Significant experience in performing experiments utilizing advanced diagnostics. Experience leading a scientific team that incorporates experimental data into modeling and simulation tools. Demonstrated record for completing projects and delivering results on time and within a constrained budget. Ability to work with energetic materials and become a qualified explosives handler. Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written reports, explain technical information, and provide advice to management. Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research environment. Qualifications we desire Knowledge of shock physics and thermochemistry. Knowledge of one or more programming languages or computing environments (MATLAB, Python, C++, etc.) Familiarity with hydrodynamic simulation tools.

Research Fellow | Physics | University of Auckland

1 month 4 weeks ago
Auckland, New Zealand, Waipapa Taumata Rau   | The University of Auckland Ko te whare P?taiao/The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland is the leading science faculty in New Zealand and one of the largest in Australasia. It undertakes world-class research across the physical, biological, and computational sciences. More than 8,000 students study in our 10 schools and departments, learning from internationally renowned lecturers.  We are striving to provide a School that reflects the demographics of our student base and Aotearoa. Our staff and students can connect with our:  Rainbow  and  Women in Science  networks,  Parenting  support, our  Waipapa Marae  and our flagship  Tu?kana  M?ori and Pacific support programme. Our mission and values place a strong emphasis on both our student body and our scholarly community, and we work with both community and enterprise to advance the well-being of the peoples of Auckland and New Zealand, with a clear commitment to pursuing sustainability. Job Description Te Whiwhinga mahi | The opportunity In this Marsden Fund project, you will work in our team to create a new resource for quantum computing and quantum optics: a source of a deterministic number of photons, where this photon number is larger than one. Deterministic single photon sources have been demonstrated over the past years, but multi-photon Fock states have not been realised. We aim to achieve this using our existing experimental facility using ultra cold atoms, coupled to an optical nano fibre. The position involves working with existing lasers and vacuum chambers to cool and trap atoms, and to implement the formalism to release multiple photons. An essential new part of the setup will be the design and manufacture of in-fibre resonators. For this, you will work closely with our project collaborators in Japan. This role is fulltime (40 hours per week), 24 month fixed term role. Remuneration:  RF1 – RF3; $86,979 - $92,620 (2022) per annum depending on qualifications and experience. For more detailed information, please refer to the  Position Description . About you We seek applicants with experience in a similar research field, excellent collaborative skills, the ability to effectively mentor students, and who can contribute to an environment that supports equity and inclusion. About the team The Faculty of Science at the University of Auckland strives to provide a positive and supportive environment for all staff and students, and we particularly welcome applications from members of groups who are traditionally under-represented in the physical and mathematical sciences. At Te Kura M?tai Ahup?ngao | Department of Physics we have a long-standing focus on quantum optics and photonics, but we also have research projects on planets around distant stars, big bang theory and the earth’s changing climate, amongst other subjects. What we offer The University of Auckland is New Zealand’s leading university and maintains significant computational, laboratory and analytic facilities. Auckland itself is frequently rated as one of the world’s most liveable cities.  The University is committed to providing an excellent working environment through: Flexible employment practices (including working from home, flexible hours) Up to 6.75% company superannuation scheme A competitive salary with five weeks’ annual leave In addition, we also offer career development programmes, discounted car parking, a generous parental leave allowance, childcare, and a number of other discounts on internal and external services.  For more information, please visit  Staff Benefits . How to apply Applications must be submitted online, by the closing date of  06 January 2023  to be considered. Please include your cover letter and your CV highlighting how you can meet the skills and experiences detailed above. Please reach out to Maarten Hoogerland via  [email protected]  for a confidential conversation. Please note we are happy to answer your questions but we do not accept applications by email.   Additional Information Equity The University is committed to meeting its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi and achieving equity outcomes for staff and students in a safe, inclusive and equitable environment.  For further information on services for M?ori, Pacific, women, LGBTQITakat?pui+, people with disabilities, parenting support, flexible work and other equity issues go to   www.equity.auckland.ac.nz

Systems Analyst, Assistant | Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Lincoln Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Lexington, Massachusetts, Systems Analyst, Assistant – Req. 38922 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington, MA Full Time The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group performs analysis to develop future concepts and architectures for executing the most challenging missions of the Department of Defense (DoD).  Studies within the group cover a broad range of technical areas including advanced sensor systems, new platforms, communications, navigation solutions, and data exploitation approaches.  The group works directly with DoD senior leadership to understand their needs and briefs leadership regularly to inform future technology investments.  Concepts developed within the group can lead to data collections, engineering design studies, technology development, and prototyping projects within MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Position Description: The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group is seeking a Systems Analyst at the Assistant Staff level to perform modeling and performance assessment of ISR and tactical systems. The candidate will support systems analysis studies of DoD missions, planned DoD capabilities, and new technologies.  This requires the development of physics and engineering-based models of these systems in various programming languages, with an emphasis on MATLAB.  The successful candidate will have the ability to learn about a wide array of technologies related to sensors, aircraft, satellites, communication systems, navigation, and data exploitation.  Activities involve physics-based modeling, software simulation, systems analysis, and data analysis, while working as a member of a small technical team. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Engineering, or a related technical field.  The principal skills required are the ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to model and predict system performance.  The ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret clearance. Desired Skills: A minimum GPA of 3.5 is desired. Strong communication skills are also desired. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Lexington-Systems-Analyst-MA-02420/949694300/ Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance. To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason. MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Systems Analyst, Associate | Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Lincoln Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Lexington, Massachusetts, Systems Analyst, Associate – Req. 38392 MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington, MA Full Time The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group performs analysis to develop future concepts and architectures for executing the most challenging missions of the Department of Defense (DoD).  Studies within the group cover a broad range of technical areas including advanced sensor systems, new platforms, communications, navigation solutions, and data exploitation approaches.  The group works directly with DoD senior leadership to understand their needs and briefs leadership regularly to inform future technology investments.  Concepts developed within the group can lead to data collections, engineering design studies, technology development, and prototyping projects within MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Position Description: The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group is seeking a Systems Analyst at the Associate Staff level to conduct mission-based performance assessments of future Department of Defense (DoD) systems and architectures. The candidate will work on systems analysis studies of key DoD missions, planned DoD capabilities, and new technologies.  This requires the development of physics and engineering-based models of these systems in various programming languages, with an emphasis on MATLAB.  The successful candidate will have the ability to understand a wide array of technologies related to sensors, aircraft, satellites, communication systems, navigation, and data exploitation. The candidate isn’t expected to have previous experience in these areas, but should have the technical background sufficient to learn them.  Activities involve systems analysis, data analysis, physics-based modeling, software simulation, and engineering design, while working as a member of a small technical team. Requirements: Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Engineering, or a related technical field.  A minimum GPA of 3.5 is desired. Desired Skills: The principal skills required are the ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems.  Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly present technical concepts to a wide spectrum of audiences, are also desired. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Lexington-Systems-Analyst-MA-02420/929254000/ Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance. To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason. MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Systems Analyst | Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Lincoln Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Lexington, Massachusetts, Systems Analyst MIT Lincoln Laboratory Lexington, MA Full Time The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group performs analysis to develop future concepts and architectures for executing the most challenging missions of the Department of Defense (DoD).  Studies within the group cover a broad range of technical areas including advanced sensor systems, new platforms, communications, navigation solutions, and data exploitation approaches.  The group works directly with DoD senior leadership to understand their needs and briefs leadership regularly to inform future technology investments.  Concepts developed within the group can lead to data collections, engineering design studies, technology development, and prototyping projects within MIT Lincoln Laboratory. Position Description: The Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Systems and Architectures Group is seeking a Systems Analyst at the Technical Staff level to conduct mission-based performance assessments of future Department of Defense (DoD) systems and architectures. The candidate will execute systems analysis studies of critical DoD missions, planned DoD capabilities, and new technologies. This requires the development of physics and engineering-based models of these systems in various programming languages, with an emphasis on MATLAB.  The successful candidate will have the ability to understand a wide array of technologies related to sensors, aircraft, satellites, communication systems, navigation, and data exploitation. The candidate isn’t expected to have previous experience in these areas, but should have the technical background sufficient to learn them.  Activities involve systems analysis, data analysis, physics-based modeling, software simulation, and engineering design, while working independently, as a member of a small technical team, or in a study leadership role. The position also requires the ability to construct high-quality briefings and present them clearly to a range of audiences, from technical experts to senior leaders. Requirements: Doctorate in Physics, Mathematics, Aeronautics/Astronautics, Engineering, or a related technical field. In lieu of the doctorate, a Master’s degree with 5 years of experience will be considered. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is desired.  Desired Skills: The principal skills required are the ability to quickly learn new technical areas and apply that knowledge effectively to solve challenging mission problems.  Excellent communication skills, including the ability to clearly present technical concepts to a wide spectrum of audiences, are also desired. For more information and to apply, please visit: https://careers.ll.mit.edu/job/Lexington-Systems-Analyst-MA-02420/929255800/ Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance. To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.  Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason. EOE. MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.  

JHU Department of Physics and Astronomy Faculty Position in Experimental Quantum Science | Johns Hopkins University

1 month 4 weeks ago
Baltimore, Maryland, The Department of Physics and Astronomy of the Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a faculty appointment in experimental quantum science. The areas of interest include atomic, molecular and optical physics; precision measurement searches for physics beyond the Standard Model; and quantum optics and information. This is an open-rank search, and candidates will be considered for appointment both at the assistant professor level and at higher ranks, as appropriate. The successful candidates will be expected to maintain an active research program and to teach at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. Applicants should submit application materials via http://apply.interfolio.com/115961  Materials should include a letter expressing interest, curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a teaching statement, and a short description of research plans, and a statement describing efforts to encourage diversity, inclusion, and belonging including past, current, and anticipated future contributions in these areas.  Applicants who wish to be considered at the level of assistant professor should have three letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf to the same address. If you have questions concerning Interfolio, please call (877) 977-8807 or  email [email protected] . You may also contact Pam Carmen at (410) 516-7346 or  [email protected] . If you have questions about the search please contact the chair of the search committee, David Kaplan ( [email protected] ). Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is committed to the active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected groups. Consistent with the University’s goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant. The Department of Physics and Astronomy inparticular is committed to hiring candidates who, through their research, teaching, and/or service will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  

Faculty Position in Physics and Astrophysics | UCLA

1 month 4 weeks ago
Los Angeles, California, The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA https://www.pa.ucla.edu ) invites applications for a full time faculty position at the assistant, associate, or full professor level, in the area of Astrophysical Instrumentation. The department is particularly interested in applicants who will capitalize on the resources and extensive infrastructure of the UCLA Infrared Laboratory ( https://irlab.astro.ucla.edu/ ), a unit of the University of California Observatories (UCO).  During the past three decades, the lab has built and conducted research with several unique instruments for the world’s largest telescopes. Current instrumentation projects include high-resolution fiber-fed spectrometers, imagers, and integral-field spectrometers for both W. M. Keck Observatory (WMKO; http://www.keckobservatory.org ) and the future Thirty Meter Telescope ( http://www.tmt.org/ ).  The successful candidate is expected to establish a vigorous, externally funded research program and, through UC’s Time Allocation processes, will have the opportunity to apply for observing time at WMKO and Lick Observatory ( https://www.lickobservatory.org ). The following website provides more general information about the UCLA Division of Astronomy & Astrophysics ( https://www.astro.ucla.edu ).  In addition to demonstrating the potential for exceptional research, applicants must have the capacity for excellence in teaching (at both the undergraduate and graduate levels), and a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of the department. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2023 and salary will be commensurate with education and experience.  For full consideration, applications should be received by January 6, 2023, at which time the review of applications will commence. However, applications will be accepted until the search is closed.  Applicants should apply online via the UCLA Academic Recruit website https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF08059 and must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree.  Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vita, publication list, a minimum of 3 letters of recommendations (and no more than 5), statement of research accomplishments and description of future research plans, statement of teaching experience and interest, statement of contributions and commitment to diversity, as well as the reference check authorization release form. The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.  The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy at http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct . As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Tenure-track Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Assistant Professor | University of Texas at El Paso

1 month 4 weeks ago
El Paso, Texas, The University of Texas at El Paso College of Science Department of Physics Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor The Department of Physics, The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP), seeks applications from highly qualified candidates for a tenure-track Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Assistant Professor position in the area of materials physics related to Quantum computing and Quantum Science. CBL Professorships support women in STEM fields with the aim of advancing work to close the gender gap in STEM disciplines and across leadership roles in higher education and advance America's scientific leadership (See: https://www.hluce.org/programs/clare-boothe-luce-program/ ). Subject to CBL approval and the foundation's requirements for institutional support, the successful candidate will be designated as the Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Assistant Professor in Physics. Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Physics or a related STEM field, possess postdoctoral experience, have a strong record of research accomplishments, and possess strong verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have demonstrated attention to promoting STEM education and research opportunities to pre-college, college and graduate students, should be able to establish and maintain an independent research program at UTEP that complements the existing research in the department, teach at both undergraduate and graduate levels, perform service to the Department, College and University, and engage in outreach activities. The new hire will be a core faculty of the Physics Graduate Program and instrumental in expanding the Quantum Science research in the Department of Physics. The university has committed to support of this position with generous start-up funds. The interested candidates must submit a letter of interest; curriculum vitae; statement of research interests; statement of teaching philosophy; Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (DEIA); and contact information for at least three references. Review of applications will begin immediately and interviews will commence after January 4, 2023 and continue until a qualified applicant is appointed. To view the full ad & apply, please visit https://www.utep.edu/employment The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency jeid-2631ab974685d54089fcc705d0ca6dde

Chemical Lab Technician | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have multiple openings for Chemical Lab Technicians to work in the area of explosives synthesis, formulation, pressing, and characterization. You will provide technical support to principal investigators and scientific and technical staff in explosives research and programmatic/experimental activities for surveillance and aging studies, physical and chemical characterization, and detonation science to address programmatic and research and development needs in energetic materials. This position is in the Energetic Materials Group in the Materials Science Division. In this role you will Collaborate with scientists, engineers and technical personnel to provide general technical support to various programmatic tasks and explosives research efforts. Perform operations with chemistry processing systems including grinding, sieving, mixing, slurry coating, pressing, synthesis, and hazardous waste management and fulfill duties such as room responsibilities for instruments and labs. Contribute to aging and compatibility work by preparing samples of explosives, polymers, and other materials, performing tests, recording results, and communicating with colleagues and supervisors. Acquire and analyze basic data and report results on projects involving formulation and characterization of explosives. Provide solutions to moderately complex technical problems related to formulation and characterization of explosives. Conduct, coordinate, and document procedures and peer reviews. Perform work as an LLNL Explosives Handler, and routinely work hands-on with energetic materials of all types. Perform other duties as assigned. In Addition, at the 504.3 Level Provide advanced technical support to resolve technical and programmatic issues. Acquire, analyze and may interpret moderately complex data and provide solutions to complex technical problems. Plan and select methodology and procedures to attain desired goals in routine activities. Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. Citizenship. Associate degree in Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or Environmental Technology (or equivalent combination of education and experience) with some related experience. Basic understanding of chemistry and materials science with strong mechanical aptitude. Experience working with an experimental team and working effectively under conflicting and rigorous deadlines with general supervision. Demonstrated ability to conduct chemistry support activities with a broad range of experience in experimental support, techniques, and execution including knowledge of safety rules and procedures. Handling and knowledge of chemicals in laboratory settings. Willingness to work with explosives, which requires the ability to deal with hazards inherent in explosives research in a responsible and efficient manner. Developed organizational and interpersonal skills to work with experimental teams with members from all disciplines. Ability to work on multiple projects while meeting programmatic deadlines and to work in a collaborative research and development environment. Strong verbal and written communication skills, to present results verbally and through written reports. In Addition, at the 504.3 Level Associate degree in chemistry, materials science, engineering or environmental technology or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Basic understanding of chemistry, material science, and engineering with advanced specialized technical expertise in one or a few areas. Advanced verbal and written communication skills necessary to effectively collaborate in a team environment and present and explain technical information. Qualifications We Desire Experience with explosive formulations, including grinding, sieving, mixing, and formulation and pressing of plastic bonded explosives. Knowledge of LLNL programs in energetic materials or LLNL ES&H rules and regulations.

Mechanical Equipment Operational Support - Technologist / Sr. Technologist | Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

1 month 4 weeks ago
Livermore, California, We have an opening for a Technologist/Senior Technologist to provide design, assembly, installation, and operational support of complex laboratory equipment and systems within the Physical and Life Sciences Directorate. The majority of work will be in facilities and with equipment that present material hazards. This position is in the Nanoscale Integration Science Group within the Materials Science Division. This position will be filled at either the 504.2 or 504.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level. In this role you will Provide general support for the design, development, installation, and operational support for Materials Science Division research capabilities, including glove boxes, HEPA filters, and materials characterization equipment. Collaborate with technical staff and subject matter experts to install and upgrade experimental setups and perform maintenance, operations, repairs, and upgrades of existing equipment and systems. Work on equipment and in laboratories that routinely present chemical hazards including beryllium, radioactive material, lead, asbestos, and nanomaterials, as well as explosive hazards, biomaterial hazards, and electrical hazards. Assist in identifying solutions to moderately complex technical problems for a diverse range of laboratory equipment. Perform decontamination and decommissioning of legacy equipment. Work as an integral part of a results-oriented team on an ongoing basis. Work under general direction on well-defined small projects. Document work in lab notebooks and informal reports. Perform other duties as assigned. In Addition, at the 504.3 Level Work independently or with minimal direction on small projects and contribute to larger projects under general guidance. Write and maintain safety documentation for technical work. Routinely co-ordinate work activities with technical staff throughout the Materials Science Division and Physical and Life Sciences Directorate. Ability to secure and maintain DOE Q-level and SCI security clearances, which require U.S. Citizenship. AA/AS degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, or related field or the equivalent combination of education and related experience. Experience working with hazardous materials. Elementary understanding of electrical, high vacuum, and pressure systems. Machining experience, including common machine and hand tools. Computer skills, including abilities in a variety of standard software programs. (e.g., Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams). Basic understanding of technologies, processes, and laboratory equipment and systems for Materials Science Division research capabilities. Effective communication skills, both verbal and written. Ability to work in a diverse team environment with scientific and technical personnel. Qualifications at the 504.3 Level Experience using respiratory protection and familiarity with radioactive waste (LLW, TRU). Experience in writing or maintaining Work Planning and Control (e.g., standard operating procedures) documents. Basic understanding and experience with computer aided designed (CAD) software (e.g., Solidworks, AutoCAD). Qualifications we desire Experience in the maintenance and installation of a diverse range of laboratory equipment and systems. Experience in the decontamination and decommissioning of laboratory equipment.
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