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Job #: R-00017260
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Category: Research Scientist
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Description

Job Requisition:

Materials Synthesis and Characterization Scientist

Job Description:

Leidos is seeking a post-doctoral or early-career researcher with experience in material synthesis and characterization with expertise in mixed metal oxide chemistry – particularly in the specialized research and development of these materials for oxygen production and oxidation reactions. Expertise is desired with multiple characterization techniques (e.g. XRD, XPS, SEM, TEM, FTIR, etc.), in particular, XRD, as well as material performance testing and data analyses including Rietveld refinement. The candidate must possess knowledge and practical experience with state-of-the-art mixed metal oxide material fabrication, characterization, and reaction engineering. Knowledge and hands-on experience is required in the understanding of the structure and behavior of these materials in different gaseous and reaction environments. The selected candidate will research closely with the team as well as other researchers at NETL for the development of mixed metal oxide materials for oxygen production as well as oxidation reactions. 

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Material synthesis using varied techniques and materials.
  • Generating test plans for material tests.
  • Data analyses and characterization utilizing XRD, XPS, microscopy, FTIR, BET, and others.
  • Presenting ideas and results to the research team.
  • Contributing to future research planning and assisting with proposals.
  • Working independently and collaboratively with members of the research team to meet milestones and deliverables.
  • Assisting or leading efforts in writing research papers and creating conference presentations.  

Required Qualifications:

  • M.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field and 2 – 6 years of prior relevant experience with a focus on mixed metal oxide synthesis for catalytic applications, heterogeneous catalysis, materials or chemical processing.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with post-doctoral experience. The qualifications above plus hands-on experience is required in materials design, synthesis, and characterization, hydrocarbon conversion reactions or related applications. 
  • The preference is a candidate that has onsite national laboratory experience and familiarization with the specific safety procedures and processes that must be followed.

External Referral Bonus:

Ineligible

Potential for Telework:

No

Clearance Level Required:

None

Travel:

No

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

40

Shift:

Day

Requisition Category:

Professional

Job Family:

Research Scientist

1000

Civil

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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