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Applied Physicist Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is located in southeastern Idaho on the Snake River Plain. The region is a paradise for nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts with Yellowstone National Park to the north, the Teton mountain range to the East, and Sun Valley ski resort to the west.

INL has been designated as the lead Department of Energy (DOE) laboratory for all nuclear fuels research and development in the United States. INL has the most comprehensive single-location nuclear fuel research capability in the US. It's also the most complete and sophisticated complement of examination capabilities for studying the actinide materials and materials having undergone radiation damage. The research conducted under the BES-EFRC strongly supports INL's nuclear energy mission while expanding the Office of Science (OS) portfolio of the Laboratory.

Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Materials Science and Engineering Department (MSED)is seeking forward-thinking, professionals interested in exploring a technical career as an Applied Physicist!

The MSED at the INL seeks to fill a research scientist position in the area of actinide thin film and heterostructure synthesis and characterization. The position requires a strong background in strongly correlated electron systems, heterostructure design, pump-probe spectroscopy techniques, quantum materials, and a thorough understanding of condensed matter physics (CMP). A strong publication record in these areas demonstrating both a familiarity with the current state of the art as well as strength in technical writing and communicating is required. Candidates with strong hands-on expertise in molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) are preferred to support new synthesis capabilities currently being developed. This position will be supported through US DOE, OS, Basic Energy Sciences (BES), the INL-led Center for Thermal Energy Transport Under Irradiation (TETI), and Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC). The Center brings together an internationally recognized team of experimentalists and computational materials theorists. Collaboration between the Center's team is encouraged to develop a common intellectual basis for all personnel.

Responsibilities include:

  • Be an active contributor within a team of scientists and engineers to design, synthesize, and characterize heterostrucutred materials (including actinides) using MBE.
  • Investigate novel material properties resulting from strong electron correlation and quantum effects using a variety of experimental approaches.
  • Collaborate with research partners at other Universities and Laboratories to meet the needs of a large BES research Center.
  • Work with new equipment from installation through troubleshooting, calibrating, and maintenance.
  • Developing SOPs and communicating with equipment suppliers to address needs and problems.
  • Conducting and documenting work at an appropriate quality level, collecting and interpreting laboratory data, planning research tasks, assessing and applying a wide range of research techniques to those tasks.
  • Lead and contribute to winning proposals in allied or new areas of research.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Doctorate in CMP or closely related field.

Job Information

  • Salary Grade: 220
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of proven experience and skills

INL Overview:

INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.

INL Mission:

Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.

INL Vision:

Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.

Selective Service Requirements:

To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see (please use the apply button below).

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.

Reasonable Accommodation:

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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Company Description
INL is part of the U.S. Department of Energy’s complex of national laboratories. The laboratory performs work in each of the strategic goal areas of DOE: energy, national security, science and environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research and development.
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Our Beliefs And Values
Idaho National Laboratory’s mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, broader clean energy options and critical infrastructure. The Laboratory’s success depends upon our workforce being empowered, psychologically safe, inclusively diverse, valued and welcomed by everyone. We are dedicated to work each day to achieve these goals.