This talk is intended to demystify what day to day life is really like at a National Lab for a research scientist. General information on Sandia National Laboratories will be provided, with a deeper dive into my personal experience as a post doc and senior member of the technical staff. I will go over my own path to landing a post doc position at Sandia and then transitioning to permanent staff. Time will also be devoted for questions and open conversation.
Noah B. Schorr is a Senior Member of the Technical Staff at Sandia National Laboratories in the Power Sources R&D organization. His work focuses on the characterization and development of new battery materials for grid storage and national security. Noah started at Sandia as a Postdoctoral Appointee in 2019, transitioning to staff in February of 2022. He received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Western Washington University in 2015 and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019. Since 2016 Noah has served as an author on peer reviewed journal articles and book chapters covering topics including Li-ion, Li primary, redox flow, and Zn alkaline batteries.