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Postdoctoral Appointee - Mesoscale Computational Materials Science

Employer:  Sandia National Laboratories
Job Number:  4019525 (Ref.#. 656022)
Date Posted:  01/17/2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

: The Computational Materials and Data Science Department, is seeking qualified Postdoctoral Appointee candidates to create, develop, and apply computational models in order to understand material behavior and their impact on systems performance. + Job responsibilities include developing and applying meso-scale microstructural evolution and continuum response for predicting engineering performance of these materials. + Research emphases include simulating polycrystalline microstructures, developing nonlinear mechanics theory, and applying materials knowledge in meso-to-continuum framework. + Modeling and simulation efforts within this department focus on collaborative projects with other organizations such as engineering mechanics, computational sciences, applied engineering components departments, and external agencies like funding agencies, academia and industry. These opportunities provide interaction with a broad network of scientists and represent state-of-the-art computational materials science.

+ Ph.D. in Materials Science or related science and engineering fields with demonstrated experience in computational materials science + Experience with finite-element modeling of structural metals + Experience with parallel, large-scale computing + Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy Q-level security clearance

+ Ability to work in a team environment. + Strong written and oral communication skills. + Experience in modeling the micron-scale mechanical deformation of BCC and FCC metals. + Background in plasticity and dislocation theory + Broad experience with multi-scale materials modeling + Experience in collaborating with experimentalists to implement validation experiments

Department Description:

The Computational Materials and Data Science Department provides advanced computational analysis that enables materials-based insight and solutions. Capabilities include model development for nanoscalar and mesoscalar materials evolution, interfacial dynamics, defect initiation and propagation, multivariate analysis, and signal processing. We conduct experiments in micromechanics and volumetric flaw distribution to validate our computational work. Our multidisciplinary background and materials science expertise enable mechanistic and physical understanding related to aging and wear of materials such as metals, semiconductors, biomaterials, and polymers in support of DOE nuclear and non-nuclear missions.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nationís 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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. 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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 
United States
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