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Postdoctoral Appointee


Employer:  Sandia National Laboratories
Job Number:  4019667 (Ref.#. 656371)
Date Posted:  02/10/2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

: We are seeking a POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEE The Geophysics Department at Sandia National Laboratories is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral appointment in computational electromagnetics. The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in forward modeling of electromagnetic induction and DC resistivity and inversion of field data for 3D electrical conductivity. The successful applicant will initially support existing department R&D efforts within these areas and will be expected to provide their expertise to Sandia mission area programs and ultimately help define, develop and execute novel, high-impact, cross-disciplinary team efforts within them that advance the state of the art. This will be accomplished by pursuing funding opportunities via a competitive internal laboratory-directed research and development proposal process and competitive proposal processes for both internal and external customers within Sandia’s mission area programs. The successful candidate will be expected to increase both Sandia’s and their own impact and standing in these programs by producing high-quality results, which can include limited-distribution deliverables, publications in peer-reviewed journals, patents, conference presentations, reports, etc., depending on customer requirements. The successful applicant will be expected to perform their work according to Sandia values, which include serving national needs, delivering with excellence, respect for others, teaming, and scientific integrity.

Required:
* Ph.D. in Geophysics, or closely-related discipline, with an emphasis on modeling

Desired:
1. Ability to be granted and maintain a DOE Q-level clearance, or to commit to taking steps toward this ability, including becoming a U.S. citizen 2. Demonstrated research experience in the following technical fields: theoretical geophysics; seismology; infrasound; electromagnetic methods; inverse theory, modeling and optimization, including full waveform inversion; uncertainty quantification, mathematical geophysical analysis; continuum mechanics; geophysical signal processing; compressive sensing; processing and analysis of field-collected data sets 3. Strong organizational, written, oral, and presentation skills, including the ability effectively communicate scientific/engineering concepts and results at multiple levels (highly technical to high-level/programmatic) 4. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both individually and on teams 5. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change 6. Demonstrated ability deliver high-quality results on-time and on-schedule under challenging circumstances 7. Demonstrated ability to help customers define requirements and technical path forward 8. Demonstrated experience defining and executing research and development efforts, from the proposal writing stage to delivery and dissemination of results 9. Demonstrated proficiency in a Unix environment and with Unix shell scripting 10. Demonstrated experience in high-performance scientific computing 11. Demonstrated proficiency with FORTRAN, C, C++, Julia, MPI, OpenMP, Python, MATLAB 12. Post-graduate professional geophysics R&D experience

Department Description:

The Geophysics Department at Sandia National Laboratories develops and implements geophysical techniques for investigating the earth's atmosphere, surface, and subsurface. We concentrate on solving problems important to the nation in the areas of defense, energy, nonproliferation, climate, and homeland security. The department staff has a broad range of expertise in seismology, electromagnetics, atmospheric acoustics, muon detection, electronics, computer modeling, and treaty monitoring. This breadth enables us to attack a wide variety of problems ranging from algorithm development and computer modeling, technology design, and bench-scale experimentation, field experiments, data collection, processing, and interpretation. Leading edge seismic, electromagnetic data modeling and inversion, and their applications, are an important focus for the department. The Department also sustains the capability to evaluate and train on technology and processes for treaty verification, border security, rotational seismology, unattended ground sensor development, design, implementation, and interpretation of research-oriented geophysical (seismic, acoustic, and EM) and geological field experiments. The Department also manages and further develops the Facility for Acceptance, Calibration and Testing (FACT) Site, a 45-acre facility (with access to an additional 400 acres) used by Sandia National Laboratories/New Mexico (SNL/NM) to test and evaluate geophysical instrumentation which is used by the United States for treaty verification and monitoring nuclear explosions.

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 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:

No clearance required. This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment. If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT : This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years. Individuals in LTE 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.
  
 
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Albuquerque, NM 
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