Radiation Transport Modeling, Simulation & Analysis Staff Scientist

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA

Job posting number: #7096370 (Ref:682008)

Posted: March 24, 2022

Job Description

Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate: Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a computational scientist to develop and perform modeling, simulation, and analysis of electron, X-ray, gamma-ray, and neutron radiation transport for Sandia’s nuclear deterrence and other missions. Your work will help define environmental specifications for our nuclear deterrence systems and components and predict the reliability of our engineered technologies in various radiation environment scenarios. You will also apply techniques for verification, validation, and uncertainty quantification to assess the credibility of the simulation and analysis results you deliver. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Develop models, perform high performance computing-based simulations, and analyze data to predict the transport of radiation and its effects on system and component design and qualification + Perform fundamental research and development around radiation physics and effects on materials to provide solutions for next-generation problems + Design and implement computational studies to quantify uncertainties and perform credibility assessments + Identify new research ideas and directions, collaborating with colleagues to write research proposals. + Present results at workshops, conferences, and meetings with sponsors and partners The ND Materials and Rad Effects department is committed to attracting, retaining, and cultivating an outstanding workforce representing a broad group of people and perspectives. We share this common vision by encouraging mutual respect among staff, post-docs, and interns from a diverse set of backgrounds. This hardworking team works together to accomplish extraordinary results. Qualifications We Require: + Master’s degree in Physics, Computational Science, Engineering, or related fields, or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience + Experience with computational modeling and simulation of radiation transport and effects + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + PhD in Physics, Computational Science, Engineering, or a related field + Experience in performing analyses centered on radiation transport modeling and simulation + Experience with uncertainty quantification, verification & validation, sensitivity analysis, or optimization + Experience with computational modeling and simulation codes such as: finite element, finite difference, finite volume, or particle-in-cell (PIC) + Publication of research results in peer reviewed journals + Proven ability to work autonomously, while integrating effectively into a multidisciplinary team environment + Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work alongside a team with diverse backgrounds About Our Team: We are the ND Materials and Rad Effects team! We provide expertise in materials and radiation sciences to support Sandia’s missions in nuclear deterrence, proliferation detection and energy. We steward radiography capabilities and exercise them to image and analyze the structure of materials and components. We develop and characterize organic and inorganic materials used as scintillators in radiation detection technologies. We perform detailed modeling, simulation, and experiments to characterize and analyze the effects of ionizing radiation on materials and components used in our engineered systems. All of this is accomplished by bringing to bear our advanced capabilities and the team’s expertise in materials science, chemistry, physics, computation, and engineering.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. Job ID: 682008

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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