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We have an opening for a Metallurgical Scientist to pursue innovative research and drive the development and integration of casting and alloying technologies for applications with advanced alloys, including actinides, lanthanides, and other d-block (transition metal) alloys. You will be expected to make contributions in one or more of the following areas: direct LLNL programmatic research, Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD) projects, and externally funded activities, and will interact with a broad array of LLNL personnel, involving interdisciplinary collaborations with materials scientists/engineers, physicists, chemists, and technicians. This position is in the Metallurgy and Advanced Microscopy Group within the Materials Science Division.
This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.
- Coordinate characterization, testing, and metrology data with material and process models to gain insight on structure-property relationships in a wide range of material systems.
- Collaborate with LLNL and LANL scientists on depleted uranium alloy casting, including casting inspection/qualification and process development and optimization.
- Work both independently and collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish program goals and provide solutions to moderately complex problems.
- Prepare written analyses, verbal briefings, and other products that capture and communicate research results.
- Present research findings to sponsors and consumers.
- Maintain and establish laboratory safety and security protocols.
- Certain aspects of this position require close collaboration with other DOE laboratories, involving <25% time domestic travel in addition to extended travel and/or offsite assignment.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Perform advanced characterization of metals and alloys, including microstructure characterization, high-temperature testing, and powder metallurgy.
- Perform complex research in the modeling, design, and execution of bulk alloy synthesis routes, including casting and advanced manufacturing, to produce high-quality complex metals and alloys.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals; present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings; report to program managers and funding organizations.
- BS in Materials Science, Metallurgy, Chemistry or closely related discipline involving materials processing, or the equivalent of education and related experience.
- Broad experience in metallurgical processing, such as welding and casting.
- In-depth experience with metallurgical characterization and qualification testing.
- Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Ability to work in a collaborative team research environment and to support fellow engineers, scientists, and technologists.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written reports, explain technical information, and provide advice to management.
- Proficient interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research environment, both internal and external.
- Ability to travel for extended periods of time.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Ph.D. in Materials Science, Metallurgy, Chemistry or closely related discipline involving materials processing, or the equivalent of education and related experience
- Advanced knowledge and significant experience—either experimental, modeling, or both—with solidification of metals and alloys.
- Significant experience with characterization methods for metals and alloys.
- Experience in actinide metallurgy, with a focus on processing of depleted uranium.
- Experience with modeling of metal and alloy solidification.
- Experience with a broad spectrum of materials characterization concepts and techniques: synchrotron x-ray techniques, x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, mechanical testing.
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, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet 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. For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.
Note: 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].
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 applying cutting-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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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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