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Materials Engineer/Scientist

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Job Title: Materials Engineer/Scientist
Grade: 210/220
Org: Materials Properties & Performance
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Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town)

Mission/Vision Statement
Changing the World's Energy Future by Breaking Ground on New Technology
Mission: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
Vision: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our critical infrastructure.

EqualEmployment Opportunity

IdahoNational Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to allqualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexualorientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran ordisabled status, or genetic information.

Womenand People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Lead battery and MFC activities TEM, FIB-SEM, and surface characterization, in situ/in operando method development. Coordinate research with EEST, MFC and preparing user facility proposals.

You will conduct in depth research and technology development in technical expertise areas and serve in a leadership role in R&D on energy-related materials including nuclear fuel, energy storage and conversion materials as well as materials for applications in other harsh environments. Core areas of interest include methods and analyses to enhance the understanding of reactive interfaces including electrode-electrolyte interactions using advanced analytics methods which can enhance existing characterization activities. The candidate is expected to enhance the scientific eminence of INL and enhance business lines in fundamental characterization and analysis. Designing and developing unique methods to interrogate and stabilize reactive interfaces, developing advanced data analytics and quantification methodologies to better understand interactions occurring across length scales and developing methods to greatly improve performance of energy materials are a key aspect of this position. Collaboration between different research groups and organizations both internal and external to INL is a key part of this position. This includes working in multi-disciplinary teams and aligning INL work with key scientific user facilities within the DOE laboratory complex. Ability to closely coordinate with relationship managers and other research groups vital to this position.
You will be responsible for research, development in the areas outlined above and will be responsible for leading team(s) in areas outlined above. As a principal investigator, you will be responsible for writing proposals and obtaining funding from appropriate private and public organizations to execute work in the areas of interest discussed above. As a principal investigator, you will also be expected to independently guide others in performing a variety of unique laboratory research studies to prove new principles and concepts related to advanced materials development.

Other responsibilities include:

1) Providing input to departmental business plans and performance of duties of a line management Principal Investigator for assigned work activities.

2) Taking a lead in establishing beneficial collaborative relationship with customers, technical representatives and field operations personnel seeking application based advance materials development and deployment.

3) Serving as a technical resource to others, including mentorship and provision of oversight to junior level scientists

4) Serving as a major or sole contributor to the generation of reports, publications, and proposals and contribution to the generation of additional proposals and concepts submitted for external funding.

5) Conducting and documenting work at an appropriate quality level, including collection and interpretation of laboratory data, planning of research tasks, as well as assessing and applying a wide range of research techniques to those tasks.

6) Representing INL with sponsors and peers through programmatic and technical presentations. Engage in external technical leadership associated with relevant technical conferences or national/international in areas related to main mission as described above.

Doctorate plus five years of experience in chemistry, materials science, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering or a related field.

Special Requirements and/or Training:
Documented experience in energy storage, nuclear fuels or other similar energy materials. Experience performing independent research or leadership of small research teams.
Selective Service Requirements
To be eligible for employment at INL males between ages 18 and 25 must register (or must have registered) with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see
Employee Job Functions
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working conditions associated with the position. These functions may also constitute essential functions for the job position which the employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation. Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety standards.

Work Conditions: Radiation work; Protective clothing; Typing/keyboard; >8 Hrs/day.

Certification Exams: Testing Designated Position (TDP)

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