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Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Shock Physics

Employer:  Sandia National Laboratories
Job Number:  4019717 (Ref.#. 656368)
Date Posted:  02/17/2017
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct research related to shock physics analysis and code development. Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to: + Support the ongoing research and development of the SNL computational shock physics CTH + Support efforts related to: equation of state, reactive flow models, strength mechanics, and failure mechanisms

+ PhD in a relevant discipline conferred within 5 years prior to employment + Experience with continuum mechanics, shock physics theory, and strength of materials + Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance

+ Experience using CTH or other shock physics/explicit dynamics codes to solve engineering problems + Knowledge and experience with software engineering + Experience in the development of computational mechanics/physics codes + Proficiency in Fortran or other programming language + Understanding of the physics of explosives + Knowledge of equation of state models

Department Description:

Department 1555, Computational Shock Physics, has expertise in the computational simulation of extreme mechanical events such as shock, blast and impact. The Department conducts research and development in the area of computational shock physics, incorporating the results into the CTH shock physics code, which is owned by the Department. In addition, the shock physics and solid mechanics analysts in the Department conduct research and development and apply computational simulation to problems involving shocks for a wide range of projects aligned with Sandia's broad national security mission in cooperation with the other departments in the Engineering Sciences Center.

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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