Los Alamos, New Mexico

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!!!

The Carbon Capture and Separations for Energy Applications (CaSEA) team of Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group (MPA-11) is seeking outstanding post masters student or graduate student intern to join a multi-disciplinary team with on-going research efforts in fundamental and applied materials science and engineering.

Active areas of research include: carbon capture, H2 production, O2 production, water purification, and critical materials separations (including isotopic separations); translation of novel membrane/sorbent chemistries to industrially relevant platforms (e.g., hollow fibers and thin films); separation system process design and techno-economic analysis; materials development and interrogation for national/global security applications (including highly filled polymers, heterogeneous catalysts, optically active materials, complex functional materials); materials/polymer formulation and processing via wet chemistry, solid compounding (extrusion), injection molding, 2D/3D printing methods.

We engage in all aspects of materials development from macromolecule synthesis, materials formulation and characterization to materials translation into application specific platforms/shapes. We utilize a broad variety of synthetic/formulation methods including wet chemistry, photochemistry, resonant acoustic processing, solid compounding, and pyrolytic methods. Materials interrogation and characterization is conducted utilizing the vast resources available at LANL.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:
  • Demonstrated experience performing laboratory work in a research-oriented environment,
  • A demonstrated record of technical excellence and innovative thinking as evidenced by publication and presentation records and letters of reference,
  • Good communication skills (both oral and written),
  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team or independently in a multi-disciplinary environment
  • Ability to plan and organize assignments and meet project deadlines

Education/Experience: Completion of MS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or other closely related discipline completed within the last 3 years or soon to be completed. Cumulative GPA of at least a 3.2 is required.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with synthesis and processing techniques for polymer, carbon and/or inorganic materials (e.g., gas permeation, membrane/thin-film casting, coatings, melt extrusion and/or injection molding)
  • Experience with characterization and analytical techniques (e.g., DSC, TGA, DMA, FTIR, and NMR) for polymer, organic-inorganic composite and/or carbon materials

Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.

COVID Vaccine:

The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.

Note to Applicants:

For additional information please contact Raj Singh at rsingh@lanl.gov.

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.

Additional Details

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.

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

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. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

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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Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Employment Status

Los Alamos, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. We enhance national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile and serve as a center for research in a wide range of scientific disciplines, including space exploration, geophysics, renewable energy, supercomputing, medicine, and nanotechnology.

Our leadership and governance, awards and achievements, infrastructure and employees reflect our strong mission focus on national security and contributions to 21st century science.

Los Alamos National Laboratory's mission is to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence.

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