The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) in the Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA-CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral associate in nanoparticle synthesis and in-situ transmission electron microscopy. Project work involves developing new colloidal syntheses for novel nanocrystalline intermetallics/alloys of transition metals with main group elements for catalytic applications and investigating their structural evolution using in situ electron microscopy. A strong candidate will have experience with organometallic and cluster chemistry, colloidal synthesis, electron microscopy, including environmental and in-situ methods (heating holders, gas flow etc.) Many other characterization facilities are available at CINT. Candidates are expected to collaborate with scientists at different organizations (e.g., National High Magnetic Field Laboratory) to perform cutting-edge materials science research which supports Laboratory missions and maintains Laboratory Excellence in Science and Technology.
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies is a national user facility funded by the DOE Office of Science to provide research capabilities in nanoscience to a worldwide community of users. The MPA-CINT group stewards the CINT Gateway facility at LANL, which together with the Core facility at Sandia National Laboratory form the entire CINT user facility. Scientific thrusts in CINT include: Nanophotonics and Optical Nanomaterials; Quantum Materials Systems; Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials; and In-Situ Characterization and Nanomechanics. Additional information on the user facility is available at https://cint.lanl.gov .
Minimum Job Requirements:
A Ph.D. in Chemistry or Materials Science is required together with a strong background and hands-on experience in the inorganic or organometallic synthesis together with extensive experience with transmission electron microscopy. Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by writing and/or editing technical journals, papers or proposals. Strong interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by experience with public speaking (speaking at conferences, workshop, seminar, etc); experience analyzing and presenting technical information and data to the scientific community. Ability to work creatively and independently on multiple projects as demonstrated by meeting deadlines, goals and requirements.
- Experience with environmental transmission electron microscopy, in-situ holders, and direct detection cameras
- Experience working with catalytic systems
- Experience with image analysis in a coding language (e.g., Python, Matlab)
- Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship
Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Materials Science, or closely related fields, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.
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