Materials Scientist NMR Spectroscopist

A staff position is available in the Organic Materials Science department and NMR facility at Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) in Albuquerque, NM. The position will be grounded in NMR spectroscopy and will be directed at developing methods to address material chemistry concerns for a wide range of national security applications including organic and polymeric materials, composites, ceramics, glasses and other energy and Nuclear Deterrence related materials. You will work directly with material scientists, engineers, and physicists to characterize these materials and to answer specific questions concerning structure, dynamics, kinetics, aging and lifetime in materials. Your responsibilities will include the operation, maintenance and future vision of the NMR facility at Sandia, the development and implementation of NMR methods for characterization, and to develop new and novel NMR methods as applied to materials chemistry.

The laboratory is well equipped for both solution and solid state NMR investigations. The position requires a Ph.D. in chemistry, physics, material science or closely related field. Excellent communication skills are required. Salary is industry-based, and is highly competitive for this research staff position. The ability to obtain a clearance security will be required. Interested candidates should also apply directly to Job ID # 675315 at



An undergraduate/graduate year-round intern position in available within the NMR facility at Sandia (Albuquerque, NM) for 2020. This position will primarily involve the use of state-of-the-art NMR spectroscopy techniques for characterization of energy related materials and chemical processes for a novel Li battery development. The student will be involved in the operation of the NMR instrument and subsequent data analysis. Students presently pursuing a degree in physics, chemistry, chemical engineering, mathematics or biochemistry are encouraged to apply. The ability to obtain a security clearance is also required. The student should also have basic laboratory experience, excellent communication and writing skills, and enthusiasm for research.   

Interested students should contact Dr. Todd M. Alam, Applications being accepted starting in Janurary 2021.