Carbon Capture and Seperations for Energy Applications (CaSEA) Post Bachelor's Student

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Location: Los Alamos, NEW MEXICO
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Job Title Carbon Capture and Seperations for Energy Applications (CaSEA) Post Bachelor's Student
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name MPA-11/Materials Physics and Applications-Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices
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What You Will Do  

The Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA) of the Physical Sciences Directorate at Los Alamos National Laboratory has post bachelor student openings in the areas of polymeric materials design, synthesis and characterization within MPA-11. Selected candidates will be expected to work independently on a defined research projectand as part of a multidisciplinary research team. Candidates will be expected to disseminate their results through internal reports/presentations, patents (if applicable), peer-reviewed journal publications, and conference presentations.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements: 

Applicants must have demonstrated experience in one or more of the following areas: 

       1.     Membrane based separations including the design, synthesis, fabrication, and characterizationof materials for gas/vapor/liquid separation applications. Experience with        hollow fiber membrane and module fabrication is a plus.

       2.     Polymeric materials formulation and processing including injection moldingand extrusion (compounding, fiber/film/rod/tube/sheet manufacture) of thermoplastic and/or  thermosetting materials,including expertise with material characterization techniques relevant to development and optimization of polymer processing operations.  Experience with processing of filled materials with high solids loadings is a plus. Experience with modelling polymer processing operations is a plus.

       3.     Analytical interrogation of organic,carbonaceous, and organic-inorganic hybrid materials including: neat and filled polymeric materials, porous and dense material architectures, heterogeneous catalysts, and polymer derived carbons/ceramics.  Techniques of interest include optical spectroscopies (infrared and Raman), thermal/thermomechanical analyses, rheometry, sorption analyses,gas chromatography, and mass spectrometry.

       4.     Process design, modeling and simulations including design and techno-economic analysis of complex chemical engineering processes. Demonstrated experience in mass and heat transfer model development and process simulation tools e.g. MatlabÒ and Aspen PlusÒ . 


Desired Skills:

      ·        Demonstrated ability to perform as an effective member of a multidisciplinary team conducting scientific or industrial work;

      ·        Demonstrated ability to work independently;

      ·        Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and concisely in English, both orally and in writing;

      ·        Demonstrated record of reliability and versatility;

      ·        Demonstrated competency with computers and software applications for word processing, data processing (e.g., Excel/Origin/Matlab),and data visualization.

      ·        Demonstrated high-level skills in thedesign, assembly, maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of vacuum and high-pressure systems.

Education: A B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science and Engineering, Materials Engineering, MaterialsScience, Polymer Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, or related technical field completed within past 3 years with cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0.  

Notes to Applicants: 

Applications maybe submitted at   Please include a cover letter addressing how you meet the job requirements 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; competitive honors;relevant extracurricular activities; invited presentations; grants; patents;peer-reviewed publications; non-peer-reviewed publications; presentations; and references with contact information. Only complete applications with a coverletter and C.V. will be considered.

Additional Details:

No Clearance:  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.

For general program information refer to the Student Programs web page.

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) is comprised of research scientists, technicians, postdoctoral researchers, and students specializing in experimental chemistry, materials, and applied energy research. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative chemical synthesis, materials science, and engineering solutions to fundamental and applied research challenges relevant to the Laboratory’s Missions, including energy security, nuclear deterrence,and global threat reduction.

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