Aqueous or Corrosion Scientist

Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, New Mexico
November 03 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in science and engineering on behalf of national security. We are seeking an experienced Aqueous or Corrosion Scientist to join our team and provide hands-on glovebox support of plutonium processing, following Conduct of Operations, nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological safety and environmental compliance requirements. The selected candidate will assist in developing solutions for complex problems, improving production cycle times and maximizing production yield rates.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a STEM field, 2-4 years of related experience and 1 year of nuclear experience; advanced degree with research experience at a university or national lab preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following disciplines: materials corrosion science, materials processing (oxides, ceramics, dissolution), chemistry, chemical engineering, thermodynamics or other scientific field of relevance
  • Experience in designing and executing research and development projects
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by publications, presentations and report development
  • Knowledge of quality implementation and existing NNSA/DOE requirements related to nuclear and high-hazard facility operations
  • Experience working in gloveboxes or atmosphere-controlled boxes
  • Knowledge of project management, project controls and troubleshooting process equipment
  • Active DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship required) preferred

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