Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
$114,500 - $192,900
August 02 2017
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Los Alamos, New Mexico

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) has an opportunity for an outstanding, experienced scientist to join CINT as a scientific leader in the Nanoscale Electronics and Mechanics (NEM) Thrust. CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operated jointly by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories for the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, functionality and integration of nanoscale materials. This position represents one of three groups in the Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a member of the NEM Thrust team, you will develop and maintain a scientific program of nanoscale science and user activities as you carry out your own vigorous program of scientific investigation and user interactions within the general area of nanoscale electronics and mechanics. You will also contribute substantially to setting the strategic direction for the NEM Thrust and have the opportunity to interact with a broader set of sponsors beyond BES who may benefit from CINT’s materials research advances in areas ranging from national security to applied energy programs. This Scientist Level 4 position is approximately at the level of a full professor at a research University.


  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of science or engineering
  • Demonstrated record of scientific research achievement (through publications, citations, and presentations) in microstructural characterization, evaluation structure-property relationship and/or investigation of mechanical phenomena at the nanoscale
  • Recognized reputation as evidenced by criteria that may include the organization of symposia and workshops at the national level, as well as service on scientific societal committees and review panels
  • Demonstrated success as the lead for proposal development efforts and participation in and/or leadership of research projects of major importance and impact to the scientific community
  • Experience developing, leading and collaborating with multidisciplinary teams across organizational boundaries
  • Experience in recruitment and mentoring of students, post-doctoral associates and early career staff
  • Experience supervising technical support personnel and/or research groups

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (U.S. citizenship required)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electron microscopy (TEM, SEM, LEEM) or other materials characterization techniques (AFM, electrical/magnetic property measurements, diffraction-based techniques).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nanomaterial synthesis over a wide range of techniques including Physical Vapor Deposition, Chemical Vapor Deposition, Molecular Beam Epitaxy, Pulsed Laser Deposition, or Severe Plastic Deformation

Salary Range:  $114,500 - $192,900

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