Desalination Science & Technology Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
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Job Title Desalination Science & Technology Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name MPA-11/Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices
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What You Will Do

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our multidisciplinary team to conduct research on the science and technology of desalination. The aim of the project is to study the fundamental behavior of salt ions and other impurities in aqueous solutions, including the trace elements and hydrocarbons found in water co-produced with oil and gas. The current field of interest for the project is the physical, chemical, and electrical investigation of the behavior of dissolved ions and impurities in both high density, liquid-like, and low density, vapor-like, aqueous fluids at high temperatures and pressures. The successful candidate will be expected to work closely with other experimental and theoretical/computational scientists with mathematics, physics, chemistry, and engineering backgrounds. There will be extensive opportunities to work in a wide range of areas and to innovate.

Experience in high temperature experimentation, electrical measurements, materials characterization, non-destructive testing, building complex experimental setups, sensor development, impedance spectroscopy, or dielectric spectroscopy will be considered as important assets.

Candidates with experience in experimental sciences and keen interest in desalination science and technology are strongly encouraged to apply.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:


·         Possess extensive hands-on experience in designing and conducting experiments,

·         Proven ability to work creatively and independently,

·         A demonstrated record of technical excellence and innovative thinking as evidenced by publication and presentation records and letters of reference,

·         Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).


Education:  Candidates must have completed all PhD requirements by commencement of the appointment and must be within the last five years of completion of the PhD, specializing in physics, applied physics, geophysics, materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering, geochemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or a related field.

Notes to Applicants:


Please send a cover letter addressing how you meet all of the required skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the minimum following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Invited presentations; Grants; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; Talks and Poster Presentations; contact information for at least 3 referees. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. For additional technical inquiries, contact Dr. Alp Findikoglu at .


Additional Details:


Position does not require a security clearance.  Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.  

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.


Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.


For general information go to Postdoc Program . 


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 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 Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group (MPA-11), conducts basic and applied research in areas related to applied energy programs. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory’s missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction.

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