Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Company Description
Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!
Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.
We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.
Job Description
We have an opening for a Materials Chemist to perform a full range of complex research in the area of electrocatalysis. You will actively participate with and be an integral member of a team responsible for integrating advanced characterization with materials design and theory/modeling efforts to support the experimental electrochemistry efforts for multiple emerging energy materials applications. This position is in the Materials for Energy and Climate Security group in the Materials Science Division.
This position will be filled at either level based on knowledge and related experience as assessed by the hiring team. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if hired at the higher level.
In this role you will

Conduct advanced research in catalysis for chemical conversion.
Independently develop complex methods for materials characterization in scalable electrocatalytic and electrochemical systems.
Contribute to and actively participate in the development of high performance electrocatalytic systems and reactors to meet sponsor needs in appropriate national security areas.
Develop and present written analyses, verbal briefings, and other products that capture and communicate research results as well as periodic progress reports.
Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish program goals.
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.

Additional job responsibilities, at the SES.4 level

Design and conduct advanced research programs in integrating theory, modeling, and experiment in electrochemical and electrocatalytic systems.
Develop highly complex and innovative concepts in new materials and promote new ideas; pursue funding both internally and externally to advance the scientific footprint of LLNL.
Serve as a primary technical contact on degradation science and durability in electrocatalytic systems.


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
Advanced knowledge in nanoscience, materials chemistry and electrocatalysis.
Significant experience with materials synthesis and characterization techniques.
Significant experience collecting, analyzing, and documenting scientific results.
Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team.
Advanced written and verbal communication skills necessary to deliver presentations and prepare written reports, explain technical information, and provide advice to management.
Advanced interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research and development environment.

Additional qualifications at the SES.4 level

Nationally recognized expertise in electrocatalysis for CO2 conversion or related field.
Established publication record in catalyst design principles.
Expert knowledge in leading project teams and participating in the development of new research programs.

Qualifications We Desire

Expertise with integrating experimental characterization and modeling.
Expertise in developing high throughput materials characterization methods.

Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information
This is a Career Indefinite or At Will appointment. Only Laboratory employees with Career Indefinite or At Will status may apply for this position. If final candidate is an At Will employee, At Will status may be maintained based on funding considerations.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

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Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
Comprehensive Benefits Package
Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.
Security Clearance
None required. However, if 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.) For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.
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.
Equal Employment Opportunity
LLNL is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to providing candidates and employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We value and hire a diverse workforce as it is a vital component of our culture and success. 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, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.
LLNL invites you to review the Equal Employment Opportunity posters which include EEO is the Law and Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision.
Reasonable Accommodation
At LLNL, our goal is to create an accessible and inclusive experience for all candidates applying and interviewing at the Laboratory. If you need a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.
California Privacy Notice
The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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