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We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Researchers to work in our Micro & Nano Technology Section (MNTS), Implantable Microsystems Group. You will collaborate with a team of Engineers and Scientists, both internally and externally, to complete research and development projects on selected topics/areas focused on building research-grade implantable medical devices in cutting-edge areas such as neurotechnology. The results are anticipated to be published in reference journals and presented at conferences. These positions are in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.
• Conduct research in and development of novel technologies for implantable microsystems, including but not limited to: microfabrication and development of new fabrication processes, design and development of new devices, design optimization and improvement of currently existing processes, and develop new research programs and areas within implantable microsystems.
• Work closely with an interdisciplinary team consisting of engineers, scientists, and technicians both at LLNL as well as outside of LLNL, including sponsors, in order to complete project goals.
• Will work in one or more of the following areas depending on your skill set: microfabrication, 3D printing technologies, embedded electronics, computational modeling, electrochemical testing/verification, metrology such as SEM.
• Fabricate, model, or characterize materials, devices and systems. Perform bench testing validation and report results for an interdisciplinary team.
• Organize, analyze, and present data from research.
• Work within a quality-controlled and documentation-driven environment.
• Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
• Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
• Perform other duties as assigned.
• PhD in Electrical, Biomedical, Chemical, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
• Experience with one or more of the following areas: microfabrication (e.g. lithography, thin-film deposition, polymers), custom board-level electronics, simulation and modeling (e.g. MATLAB, COMSOL, etc.), packaging, biocompatibility, metrology (e.g. SEM)
• Experience with experiment design, data acquisition, programming, and/or device characterization.
• Ability to perform as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
• Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
• Initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
• Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.
Security Clearance: This position requires either no security clearance, or a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level or Q-level clearance depending on the particular assignment.
If you are selected and a security clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. L and Q-level clearances require U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.
If no security clearance is required, but your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)
Note: This is a one year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded at PhD at time of hire date.
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.
LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.