Separations Science Post Master Research Associate - Military Veterans
at Los Alamos National Laboratory
Job Title Separations Science Post Master Research Associate
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name MPA-11 / Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group
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.
Post Master Research Associate Position in Separations Science: the Advanced Separations Technologies Program within the Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group (MPA-11) is seeking outstanding post master research associate candidates to join a multi-disciplinary team with on-going research efforts in fundamental and applied separations science and engineering. Working as part of a growing, fast-paced team, the successful candidate will be responsible for performing various laboratory experiments related to chemical separations. Experiments range from measuring physical properties, determining thermodynamic parameters, or running bench-scale process equipment to demonstrate chemical separations. Active areas of research include CO 2 capture, critical materials separations (including rare earth elements), heavy metal waste treatment, radioisotope purification, and actinide separations. We also utilize a broad variety of separations techniques including solvent extraction, ion exchange, chromatography, absorption, precipitation/crystallization, and electrochemical separations ( e.g., electrophoresis or electrorefining).
The successful candidate will be required to:
• Interact with a multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers
• Work safely in a chemical laboratory while maintaining good housekeeping
• Operate, maintain, and troubleshoot basic laboratory equipment
• Contribute to program deliverables including presentations, reports, and data analysis
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
• Ability to perform work in a research and development environment including planning and conducting hands-on laboratory experiments, analyzing results, and writing reports.
• 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
• Fluent in common software packages such as Microsoft Office
• Ability to obtain a DOE Q Clearance
Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances.See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
Education/Experience: A master's degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Nuclear Engineering or a related field. Eligibility is limited to students who have completed a master's degree within the past 3 years, but have not been accepted into another master's program or Ph.D. program. The master's degree should have been completed with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
Note to Applicants:
Applications may be submitted at http://careers.lanl.gov/ Please include a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the minimum following information/sections (if applicable) is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Invited presentations; Grants; Patents; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; Talks and Poster Presentations; References. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered.
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Where You Will Work Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
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.
Clearance:Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.
*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances.See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
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.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to Policy Policy P701 for applicant eligibility requirements.
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Appointment Type GRA
Los Alamos, NM
Continue the Mission with Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s most innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. We focus on strategic science initiatives to uphold national security and ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile along with other defense and research-oriented programs.
Los Alamos National Laboratory is a natural fit and next career for veterans and transitioning personnel from all branches of the military. You don’t need to be a scientist or engineer to work with us; we offer a vast array of career opportunities and need veterans’ unique and technical skillsets as we continue to grow. Hands-on and continuing education will equip you for your next mission.