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Postdoctoral Appointee - Additive Manufacturing Metallurgy

Employer:  Sandia National Laboratories
Job Number:  4019758 (Ref.#. 656557)
Date Posted:  02/23/2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee who will be responsible for conducting basic and applied research in physical and process metallurgy with a special emphasis on additive manufacturing (AM). Sandia is currently pursuing research into both selective laser melting and direct energy deposition methods of metal AM, including feedstock analysis, processing and diagnostic optimization, metallurgical characterization, and part and process qualification strategies. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Plan and direct fundamental and applied research, supporting engineering applications + Write technical papers, reports and specifications + Present technical results at program meetings and professional conferences + Conduct short-term problem solving and failure analyses, including travel, in support of customer needs Program funding allows for some flexibility in research projects to align with candidate expertise and interests.

+ PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, Welding Engineering, or a related field; conferred within 5 years prior to employment + Experience in physical metallurgy concepts as it relates to metal processing, microstructure, and property relationships + Strong communication skills as evidenced by a track record of both written professional publications and oral presentations + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance

+ Self-motivated with an interest in both broadening and deepening his/her scientific research capabilities through a challenging, high-profile research and engineering support program + Strong teaming and interpersonal skills and an interest in working well with other high-performing contributors + Experience in additive manufacturing technologies and related physical metallurgy concepts including such as welding processes, soldering, or brazing. + A commitment to customer support, including a demonstrated ability to understand and meet their needs + Experience in and/or ability to organize tasks to enable work on multiple projects simultaneously + Project management and development experience + Experience with materials testing and advanced characterization techniques + Experience with process control concepts and techniques

Department Description:

The Materials Characterization & Performance Department supports Sandia by developing and applying a breadth of analytical techniques to assess the structure, composition, and properties of materials. We serve our customers by helping them understand material behavior and performance, develop improved materials for specific components and applications, as well as develop lifetime performance predictions for materials. By applying a breadth of techniques, including spectroscopic and diffraction techniques, light and electron microscopy, metallography, surface analysis, chemical analysis, and contaminant analysis, we provide materials understanding and solutions for: engineering components and structures, failure analysis of all types of materials, and research projects across a wide customer base. We serve the entire corporation in their material analysis needs and frequently other federal agencies and industry. We also act as a gateway to materials characterization capabilities within and outside of Sandia. We take pride in owning, maintaining and utilizing to the fullest extent the best instrumentation available anywhere.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nationís 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 : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 
United States
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