Postdoctoral Appointee in Experimental ICF and HED

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7100745 (Ref:683203)

Posted: May 11, 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: The Fusion Experiments department is seeking a postdoctoral appointee for innovative research in the areas of Inertial-Confinement-Fusion (ICF) & high-energy-density (HED) physics. Our department primarily performs research using the Z machine, the world’s largest pulsed power generator and one of the nation’s three major High Energy Density physics facilities. This position will involve collaboration within the department, the Pulsed Power Sciences Center at Sandia, and the national High Energy Density Physics community to address key questions in ICF and HED! On any day, your work may include + Developing and implementing innovative ICF and HED experiments on the Z pulsed power facility. + Developing and supporting novel diagnostic instruments and measurement techniques to mature our understanding of experiments on the Z facility. + Developing and using novel data analysis methods and algorithms. + Supporting experiments on other High Energy Density facilities at Sandia and nationally. + Presenting at national and international conferences and documenting your work in peer reviewed journal. Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference! Qualifications We Require: + PhD in plasma physics, electrical engineering, nuclear physics or a related field + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Ability to work independently and as part of a diverse, multi-pronged team of experimental and computational scientists, engineers, and technologists + Experience performing ICF and/or HED experiments + Strong publication and presentation record + Demonstrated history of successful multi-institution collaborations About Our Team: The Fusion Experiments department (01683) designs and performs Inertial Confinement Fusion and High Energy Density Physics experiments in support of the NNSA’s stockpile stewardship program. The department also develops and supports state-of-the-art diagnostic systems used for fusion experiments, including nuclear diagnostics and x-ray and laser imaging. Experiments are principally performed on Sandia’s Z pulsed power facility, with team members also performing experiments on the Mykonos pulsed power driver at Sandia, laser facilities including Z-Beamlet, the National Ignition Facility and Omega and at Sandia’s Ion Beam Laboratory. The department has active collaborations with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Laboratory for Laser Energetics, the Naval Research Laboratory, the UK Atomic Weapons Establishment, and a variety of universities.

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. Position Information: 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. Job ID: 683203

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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