Monday, November 14, 2016

Job posting: R&D materials scientist, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore, CA

From the inbox, a position in Livermore, CA with Sandia National Laboratories:
We are seeking an experienced R&D Science & Engineering, Materials Scientist with a Ph.D. to join our efforts developing new organic-based radiation detection materials and understanding the use of organic materials in ionizing radiation environments.  The successful candidate is expected to have knowledge and experience related to the design, synthesis, and characterization of fluorescent polymers, light-emitting organometallic compounds, and/or organic luminophores.  Experience with detailed photophysical and microstructural characterization is also required.  The candidate must have a working knowledge of the interaction of ionizing radiation with organic compounds. The candidate must show aptitude with verbal and written communication and have a publication record commensurate with the above activities.

On any given day, you may be called on to: Interact closely with an interdisciplinary team comprising computational/synthetic chemists, physicists, materials scientists, and product engineers will be utilized to understand and harness fundamental structure-property relationships for improved materials performance. 
Qualifications We Require
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, or a related discipline. 
  • Extensive experience related to the synthesis and photophysical characterization of organic and organometallic compounds; understanding how ionizing radiation interacts with organic and organometallic compounds.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a U.S. DOE Q security clearance.
Full job posting here. Best wishes to those interested. 


  1. BRB, getting a Q clearance...

    1. Good luck, with current OPM backlog it's looking like 1-2 years from data of application for clearance.