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Explosive Chemist - Postdoctoral Research Staff Member

Employer
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Location
Livermore, California, (US)
Salary
Competitive
Posting live until
31 Mar 2023

Job Details

Company Description

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.

We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.

Pay

$108,840 Annually

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to perform scientific research in a National Laboratory setting using various experimental and numerical techniques to measure and characterize the detonation performance of energetic materials. Work will be conducted in the High Explosives Applications Facility (HEAF) and, occasionally, in other experimental facilities at LLNL and various DOE user facilities. You will engage with a multi-disciplinary team involved in a wide range of research topics. This position is in the Materials Performance team within the Energetic Materials Group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will

 

 

  • Design and execute advanced experiments to measure the detonation properties of energetic materials.
  • Apply physics-based analytical methods to gain insights into experimental data.
  • Communicate experimental results to modelers/analysts and integrate data with modeling.
  • Pursue independent, complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Maintain and establish laboratory protocols.
  • Document research; write and publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community, at working group meetings, and at conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

 


Qualifications

 

 

 

 

 

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, Engineering or related fields.
  • Ability to work in a laboratory environment to perform complex experiments.
  • Ability to assimilate and interpret data by application of advanced analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with energetic materials.
  • Ability to become a qualified explosives handler.
  • 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

 

 

 

 

 

  • Knowledge/background in shock/detonation physics.
  • Experience with advanced experimental diagnostics.
  • Familiarity with hydrodynamic simulations and basic programming skills (e.g., Python, MATLAB, etc.).

 


Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years, open to those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

 

 

 

 

 

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Education Assistance
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)

 


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. Also, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position must 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.

Equal Employment Opportunity

We are an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing all with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

We invite you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.

Reasonable Accommodation

Our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please use our online form to submit a request.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

 

 

 

Company

LLNL digital

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place. Its defining responsibility is ensuring the safety, security and reliability of the nation’s nuclear deterrent. Yet LLNL’s mission is broader than stockpile stewardship, as dangers ranging from nuclear proliferation and terrorism, to energy shortages and climate change threaten national security and global stability. The Laboratory’s science and engineering are being applied to achieve breakthroughs for counter-terrorism and non-proliferation, defense and intelligence, energy and environmental security.

Why work for us
LLNL is a recognized Glassdoor Best Places to Work where we stress work–life balance, an excellent 401K, medical, dental and vision benefits, paid leave and flexible work schedules.

Training and development
LLNL’s Education Assistance Program offers support to qualified employees who wish to pursue an academic degree, job-related course work, or a certificate program in a field that is pertinent to the mission of the Laboratory. Support may include reimbursement for tuition, lab, and registration fees. Several on-site university programs make learning even more convenient for employees.

What we are looking for
We offer opportunities in a variety of fields in science and technology. We are home to a diverse population of professionals that includes staff and postdoctoral researchers.


Location
Livermore, CA, USA

Number of employees
9000+

Pre-requisites
Eligible to work in the US

How to apply
Apply online at careers.llnl.gov

Closing date
All year round

Contact
E-mail careers@llnl.gov
llnl.gov

Company info
Website
Location
7000 East Avenue
Livermore
CA 94550
United States

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