Plasma Mass Spectrometry Scientist (Scientist 3)
Los Alamos National Security, United States
Updated: about 12 hours ago
Vacancy Name: IRC74508
Job Title Plasma Mass Spectrometry Scientist (Scientist 3)
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name C-NR/Nuclear & Radiochemistry
What You Will Do
The selected candidate will work in the Clean Chemistry Team of the Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group. Responsibilities will include: coordinating efforts in the inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry capability area, working as part of a team supporting existing trace analysis capabilities, developing new programs complementary to the team's current research, and communicating technical results internally and externally (peer-reviewed journals, scientific meetings, etc.). The staff member hired will be expected to provide professional level support to perform mass spectrometry analyses at trace levels including instrument troubleshooting and repair. In addition, work will require the development of ICP-MS analysis methodologies as well as data calculations and the interpretation of results for a wide range of operational and research focused programs. Candidates should expect to pursue a wide range of research, including the development of research programs in measurement science for threat reduction, environmental analyses, and nuclear chemistry. This position is supervisory, and will include technical and professional management of staff, postdoctoral researchers, graduate students, and undergraduate students.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated expert level experience with multicollector and single collector sector field inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry equipment including advanced abilities in troubleshooting/repair, operations, application, and method development.
Demonstrated success with engineering scientific solutions for complex analytical problems.
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills including experience in writing proposals, annual reports, and monthly reports.
Experience in collaborating with outside research scientists.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated ability to work under pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
Ability to obtain DOE "Q" clearance required, which usually requires US citizenship.
Experience working in a cleanroom environment
An established record of publications and presentations in inorganic mass spectrometry.
Experience using Thermo Neptune MC-ICP-MS Plus and Thermo Element instrumentation.
Experience in developing new programs.
Knowledge of ES&H regulations for radioactive and hazardous materials.
Education: Position requires an advanced degree in the physical sciences (inorganic chemistry, radio/nuclear chemistry, or geochemistry). Five years of related experience is preferred.
Clearance:Q (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
for access to classified matter.
Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. See DOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
The Nuclear and Radiochemistry Group supports both operational missions and R&D efforts in bioassay, nuclear forensics, nuclear nonproliferation, safeguards, treaty monitoring, and weapons programs. Basic research is conducted in areas of radiochemistry, radiometric measurements, materials characterization, mass spectrometry, nuclear chemistry and physics, spectroscopy, and actinide chemistry. Programmatic work supported by C-NR includes maintenance and stewardship of the nuclear stockpile, nuclear forensics, international safeguards, nuclear non-proliferation, treaty monitoring, and bioassay monitoring. C-NR addresses immediate to long-term mission needs for sponsors, and has established capabilities and facilities for handling and characterizing radiological materials over a wide range of radioactivity levels. Current major sponsors include the Department of Energy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Strategic Partnerships (Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Justice, Department of State, and other federal agencies), and LANL institutional support.
Los Alamos, NM, is a safe, low-crime, family-oriented community that enjoys excellent weather, clean air and outstanding public schools. There are frequent concerts and events, as well as quick travel to many top ski resorts, scenic hiking trails, and mountain climbing. The short drive to work includes stunning views of the Valles Caldera, as well as the Sangre de Cristo mountains. Many employees also live in the nearby state capital, Santa Fe, which is known for world-class restaurants, art galleries, and opera.
LANL offers competitive salaries, comprehensive medical plans and an inviting retirement and benefits package.
Appointment Type Regular
Minimum Salary 98900
Maximum Salary 165100
Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R
Req ID: IRC74508
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