Postdoctoral Appointee – Microfluidics

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Postdoctoral Appointee – Microfluidics

Job Description

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at

Sandia National Laboratories is searching for a Postdoctoral Appointee for the Energy Nanomaterials Department located in Livermore, CA. This position does not currently require a security clearance.

Department Description
The Energy Nanomaterials Department is a research organization specializing in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for energy and national security applications. Programs including Metal Organic Frameworks (MOF), nanoporous materials for energy and hydrogen storage, thermoelectrics, and materials characterization are included in the department’s research. To learn more, please visit

Job Summary
The Post-Doctoral Appointee Program is designed to recruit outstanding Ph.D. applicants to assist a line organization in meeting its mission objectives and to provide a professional technical work environment for the employee. The Ph.D. must have been conferred within 1 to 5 years, prior to employment. These assignments are for a one-year period, with the option at management’s discretion to serve no more than five additional one-year assignments. Extensions of up to six years require employee's manager approval. Six years or greater requires employee's Manager and HR VP approval.

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research to develop solutions to important national security problems, particularly in the energy arena, but also in chem-bio defense and nuclear nonproliferation. Our objective is to integrate nanomaterials through bottom-up synthetic methods, guided by an underlying understanding of the key phenomena, to create game-changing solutions. We are particularly interested in developing materials such as metal-organic frameworks as platforms for electronic and photonic devices and as multifunctional components of sensors used for chemical and radiation detection. The successful candidate will be part of an interdisciplinary team that includes chemists, materials scientists, and engineers at both the staff and postdoctoral level, conducting fundamental and applied research using both experimental and computational tools.

• A Ph.D. in organic or inorganic chemistry with an emphasis on synthesis and demonstrated expertise in small-molecule organic synthesis

• Specific expertise in any of the following areas is desirable: x-ray crystallography; synthesis and assembly of nanoscale materials into functioning devices; methods to integrate nanomaterials with surfaces, such as soft lithography, microcontact printing, or self-assembly; porous materials; and electrochemistry.

To learn more about this position and to apply online, please visit us at, click Advanced Search and reference Job Opening ID Number: 643025.

U.S. Citizenship Normally Required. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87185
United States

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