Active Job Openings

The Materials Department receives queries for NMT students interested in employment.  Links to these jobs are posted here, and deleted after six months.

Date Posted   Job Opportunity
September 16, 2022  

I would like to call your attention to an opportunity for a Powder Materials Processing Technician at Los Alamos National Laboratory. We are looking for an individual who enjoys hands-on work in a collaborative team environment with varying work tasks and responsibilities. Experience in standard powder ceramic/metallurgy processing methods to fabricate components is advantageous. 

Interested candidates should look for IRC112492 at  Please direct this towards any upcoming or recently graduated undergraduates who may have an interest. I encourage you to distribute this to your colleagues who may know of suitable candidates. Please reach out should there be any further questions.

July 26, 2022   Jabil here in Albuquerque is trying to fill a Manufacturing Engineer position. Before expanding into additive manufacturing, they were a packaging facility for Johnson and Johnson. The position will support the production of 3D printed medical implants by overseeing a process and/or machine. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a focus in mechanical, electrical, chemical, and materials engineering preferred. If anyone’s interested or has any questions, have them reach out to me ( Some of the positions have not been made public yet.
July 13, 2022  

Three positions in group MST-16 at LANL.  

Materials Science:

IRC 108021 XRD Research Technologist

IRC 108908 MST-16 Metallurgical Engineer

IRC 111488 Mechanical Behavior Scientist

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July 8, 2022  

Apply online at: Job #: 684244. 

The 3D Materials Characterization group at Sandia National Labs is currently looking to hire a postdoc to focus on the collection, curation, and analysis of 3D data.  We are currently working with many different modalities of 3D data, including optical, tomographic, and orientation data collected from a variety of serial-sectioning and non-destructive tools and are interested in developing and improving existing tools for data acquisition and analysis. The selected candidate will have the opportunity to work with a diverse range of instruments and data modalities across a wide application space, including characterization of metals, ceramics, composites, electronic components, and additively manufactured parts.

Interested candidates can apply at and apply to Job # 684244,

June 2, 2022  

We have three postings up for hiring in the Metallurgy and Materials Joining Department (my current department) at Sandia:  one for an undergraduate intern, one for a graduate intern, and one for a technologist.

The postings should be live at - students can input the posting numbers below into the Sandia Career Portal and find the details and upload resumes there.

Undergraduate Intern posting #:683479, Intern - Metallurgy and Materials - Technical Undergraduate Year-Round

Graduate Intern posting #: 683477, Intern - Metallurgy & Materials - Technical Graduate Year-Round

Technologist #: 683539, R&D Metallurgy / Mechanical Technologist (Experienced)

For the intern postings, there is a potential to continue the internship year-round, pending skill-fit and mutual interest from the student and our group. I realize that many great intern candidates have probably taken positions for the summer already, but if they are interested in an (subsequent) internship at Sandia in the future, please still encourage them to apply.

The technologist would primarily be responsible for mechanical and thermomechanical testing/simulation (including using our Gleeble® 3500 that we use to test materials in a variety of both conventional and non-conventional ways).

Please feel free to email or call with question as appropriate, and encourage any strong candidates to do the same if they need more information. I’ve also cc’d our manager Jon Wright for awareness, and in case you have questions that he may be better suited to answer. 

May 13, 2022  

Post-doctoral opening at Argonne National Labs. The topic of interest is silicon anode technology.  This will be a mixture of electrochemistry, analytical chemistry, materials science, inorganic/organic chemistry, etc.

May 13, 2022  

Sandia’s Metallurgy and Materials Joining Department is seeking a team member for the Metallography Preparation and Analysis Lab (Metlab) for the role of R&D Laboratory Support Technologist. The Metlab supports a variety of Sandia’s missions by preparing a wide range of materials for various testing and performing frequent imaging and image analyses of samples. The team works closely with world-class metallurgists and prepares and evaluates diverse materials including metals, semiconductors, composites, and ceramics. Work in the Metlab enables material analyses critical to answering fundamental and applied science questions and makes crucial contributions supporting research and development and failure analysis efforts.