Berkeley Lab's Energy Storage & Distributed Resources (ESDR) Division has an opening for a Chemist Project Scientist to join the Laser Technologies Group!
In this role, you will manage and lead the development of next-generation laser-ablation based spectroscopy tools for elemental and isotopic analysis. You will be expected to apply novel engineering and scientific concepts in the development of ultrasensitive analytical techniques. Additionally, you will be expected to develop new expertise and obtain recognition within the laser ablation spectroscopy research community.
The position requires novel, innovative and detailed experimental research in diverse technologies including Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Optical Emission Spectroscopy (LA-ICP-OES), Laser Ablation Inductively Coupled Mass Spectrometry (LA-ICP-MS), Laser Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS) and Laser Ablation Molecular Isotopic Spectrometry (LAMIS).
What You Will Do:
Lead innovative research in the field of pulsed laser-ablation based chemical analysis.
Develop and advance LA-ICP-OES. This includes research studies of fundamental mechanisms of laser ablation as it relates to chemical analysis.
Advance LA-ICP-MS, LIBS and LAMIS technologies for a variety of energy-related applications.
Carry out complex work plans for multiple tasks, lead data collection and analysis efforts, use findings to improve system performance, and suggest follow-on work. Develop resolution to complex technical problems.
Design experiments and modify or combine laser, mass spectrometer or optical spectrometer components as needed.
Apply computer analysis and simulation programs to interpret experimental data and characterize material surfaces.
Carry out collaborative research with fellow scientists, research associates, postdoctoral fellows, and students, and interact with internal and external personnel.
Provide technical support, training and mentoring to students and postdocs.
Contribute to proposal and manuscript writing, speaking at scientific meetings and program reviews.
What is Required:
Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering and a minimum of 6 years of related technical experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
A minimum of 5 years of experience with ICP-OES.
Experience with Class 4 laser systems.
Experience in Chemometrics and Spectroscopic data analysis.
Demonstrated expertise and knowledge in the field of elemental and isotopic analysis, sample preparation and morphological characterization.
Prior experience with ICP-OES, LA-ICP-OES and LA-ICP-MS.
Experience in pulsed laser-material interactions.
Experience in use of complex spectroscopic data collection, analysis and visualization.
Sample preparation and comprehensive laser ablation crater characterization.
Excellent writing, speaking and organizational skills.
What We Desire:
Advanced Degree in Chemistry, Physics, or Engineering.
Extensive experience with femtosecond laser instrumentation.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on January 22, 2020.
This is a full time, M-F, exempt from overtime pay (monthly paid), 1 year, Term appointment with the possibility of extension for up to a maximum of 5 years total based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
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