: We are seeking a Research & Development Chemist to support efforts related to organic materials synthesis and formulation, characterization, monomer/polymer synthesis, and development of new organic materials from fundamental research, development and optimization toward a realized application\. Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to: + Conduct research and development within a team\-based environment+ Develop and fund independent research concepts relevant to Sandia's national security mission+ Perform all duties in compliance with operational safety, security and quality guidelines Required: + PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry or related discipline+ Experience with organic/polymeric materials and synthesis+ Experience with molecular and polymer characterization techniques+ Excellent verbal and communication skills as demonstrated by publications, patents, and/or presentations+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance Desired: + Experience in additive manufacturing of polymers+ Experience in organometallic chemistry+ Knowledge of polymer physics and structure\-property relationships+ Design/synthesis of smart materials that respond to a variety of stimuli+ Design of polymer\-based sensors+ Optimization, production, and scale\-up experience of synthetic intermediates and processes+ An understanding of polymer materials aging, degradation and associated mechanisms Department Description: The Organic Materials Science Department researches and develops new organic materials and then optimizes their performance\. We develop advanced materials and processing strategies to meet a wide range of specialized applications in nuclear weapons and other national security and industry applications\. The department specializes in synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, thermal/mechanical characterization of organic materials, organometallic chemistry, polymer carbon\-based devices, and performs materials reliability studies for organics with an emphasis on understanding degradation mechanisms\. Current areas of R&D in the department include: tuning of dielectric and electrical properties of new polymers and thin films, reversible and degradable chemistries, carbon MEMS, metal\-organic frameworks, shape memory materials, nanoparticle surface modification, polymer interfacial properties and adhesion, polymer degradation, radiation effects on polymers, elastomers, filled polymers, encapsulants and coatings, sensors, and extrusion\. In support of these activities, we perform a complete spectrum of chemical, structural, thermal, rheological, and mechanical characterizations\. About Sandia: Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide+ Extraordinary co\-workers+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\* _World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov \*These benefits vary by job classification\. Security Clearance: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.
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