The Nuclear Materials Science Group (MST - 16) of the Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated candidate for the position of Material Scientist 2 with a focus on metallurgy and physical properties. Responsibilities include executing a variety of materials science investigations to expand our knowledge of plutonium metallurgy and playing key roles in the synthesis and characterization of materials. This position will be filled at either the R&D Scientist 2 or 3 level, depending on the skills and experience of the selected candidate. Los Alamos National Laboratory is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Safe and sustainable nuclear energy is a focus of the Laboratory’s energy security mission.
R&D Scientist 2 ($86,000 - $141,800)
Investigates the metallurgy of plutonium alloys, with an emphasis on phase stability and phase transformations
Integrates results into internal reports, progress reports to sponsors or technical publications in peer?reviewed journals
R&D Scientist 3 ($94,500 - $157,800)
In addition to the responsibilities and activities listed above, the R&D Scientist 3:
Leads the design and installation of new equipment
Develops new projects in plutonium metallurgy and/or materials properties measurements
Contributes to the professional development of junior scientists and technicians
Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or related technical discipline and at least one year of relevant work experience
Experience in experimental studies on phase transformations and phase stability and determination of physical properties, such as calorimetry, dilatometry and x - ray diffraction
Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship) and HRP certification
In addition to the requirements outlined above, the R&D Scientist 3 level requires:
At least five years of relevant work experience
Experience in interacting with programmatic customers and developing new projects
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