This job has expired

Electrochemical Materials Scientist

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Depends on experience
Closing date
Nov 1, 2022

View more

You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Job Details

Posting Duration:


This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Salary Range:

$99,700 - $196,100

*Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like:


Are you passionate about science and dream of being at a state-of-the-art experimental facility to explore sophisticated problems? Join our creative team and tackle issues for our nation’s security! We are seeking an R&D Materials Scientist to conduct innovative experimental electrochemical materials science R&D for energy storage research, sensors, and coatings. You will collaborate with accomplished scientists and use industry-leading equipment and facilities and gain compelling experiences for a career in this exciting area.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Conduct fundamental research to gain understanding of new electrochemical energy storage concepts

  • Conceive, design, fabricate and test novel electrochemical sensors

  • Electrodeposit coatings onto intricate parts, high aspect ratios, etc.

  • Perform electrochemical kinetics studies to understand and optimize device designs

  • Coordinate, perform, and/or analyze materials characterizations (SEM, TEM, XRD, XFS, XPS, etc.)

  • Contribute to preparation, publication, and presentation of scientific findings

Qualifications We Require:


  • PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, or a related engineering field plus a bachelor's in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, physics, or a related engineering field

  • Experience in electrochemical energy storage, analytical electrochemistry, and electrochemical coatings

  • Proven track record of original work, e.g., professional conference presentations and publications in refereed journals

  • Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Qualifications We Desire:


  • Experience using a glove box

  • Experience with battery fabrication (coin or pouch cells)

  • Experience with electrolyte preparation

  • Experience with in-situ electrochemical techniques (e.g. impedance spectroscopy)

  • Experience fabricating/studying micro and/or nanofluidic devices

  • Experience with thin film deposition methods such as evaporation, sputtering and atomic layer deposition

  • Experience characterizing mechanical behavior of materials

  • Experience with materials characterization and analysis methods, such as X-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, Raman spectroscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, nuclear magnetic resonance, gas sampling, mass spectroscopy, inductively coupled plasma, etc.)

About Our Team:


The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative groundbreaking research to advance the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enable the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer-reviewed, high-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings. Our main work focuses on the discovery, understanding, and exploitation of properties and structures unique to the micro- and nanoscale, broadly directed along three thrusts:

  • Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (e.g., energy storage, corrosion, chemical sensing);

  • Electronic Materials Science and Applications (e.g., carbon nanotubes, granular metals)

  • Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (e.g., hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, catalysis)

Our team is committed to a nurturing environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, we actively recruit applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

About Sandia:


Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

  • Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

  • Extraordinary co-workers

  • Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

  • Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

  • Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:


Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 685997


Sandia employs about 8,500 people and manages about $2.3 billion of work annually. We are funded primarily by the U.S. Dept. of Energy with other major funding by the Dept. of Homeland Security and the Department of Defense. Since 1949, Sandia National Laboratories has developed science-based technologies that support our national security. Today, the nearly 300 million Americans depend on Sandia's technology solutions to solve national and global threats to peace and freedom. Sandia has two main sites; our headquarters are located in Albuquerque, NM. We also have about 900 employees located at Livermore, CA. Both sites conduct leading-edge research to support national defense, homeland security, and our energy infrastructure.

Find Us
PO Box 5800
MS: 1515
New Mexico
You need to sign in or create an account to save a job.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert