What You Will Do
A position is available (starting immediately) for a highly talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in organic-inorganic hybrid materials (e.g., metal- and covalent- organic frameworks, MOFs and COFs), postsynthetic framework modification, coupling chemistry and characterization. A key aim of the research will be development, synthesis, and characterization of a diverse range of hybrid organic-inorganic materials especially in the context of photonic, magnetic and quantum properties. As such, the successful candidate will show promise for design and synthesis of functional molecular/framework-based systems for targeted properties. They should be able to adapt, optimize, or devise new chemical synthesis protocol for desired hybrid materials. The selected postdoc will have the opportunity to engage with a dynamic, multidisciplinary experimental and theoretical research team that bridges fundamental science with application and results-oriented device development and integration. The postdoc will have access to a suite of existing synthesis, integration, and characterization tools (e.g., infrastructure for air-sensitive handling protocol, automated reactor system, microfluidics reactor system, dip-pen nanolithography system, thin-film fabrication tools). They would be able to access a suite of fabrication tools and expertise, as well as X-ray and neutron scattering, electron microscopy and single-nanostructure optical spectroscopy/imaging, via the strongly collaborative environment in which they will work, including other postdoctoral researchers, research technologists and scientific staff.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Strong synthesis experience with organometallic, organic and inorganic synthesis
Chemical synthesis skills using air-sensitive handling techniques
Experience with a range of optical and structural characterization techniques
Strong chemical intuition and creativity
Strong background in chemical synthesis method development
A strong publication record
Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team
Ability to work productively on multiple projects
Education/Experience: Ph.D. in inorganic, organic or materials chemistry or related field completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.
Synthesis and postsynthetic modification of metal- and covalent-organic frameworks
Organometallic complexes synthesis
Development of thin films of organic/inorganic hybrid materials
Experience with crystal growth and X-ray crystallography
Advanced optical and structural characterization techniques
Planning and execution of complex, multistep reactions
Excellent communication and writing skills
Note to Applicants:
Contact Jennifer Hollingsworth( email@example.com ) directly about this position.
A cover letter, CV and at least 3 letters of recommendation are required.
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos. Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) and National User Facility jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories that focuses on cutting-edge nanoscale integration science.
Directive 206.2-Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC89973
Organization Name Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
Req ID: IRC89973