Postdoctoral Appointee - Radiation Detection and Analysis

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7104547 (Ref:684272)

Posted: July 1, 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. Salary Range: *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate’s experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a hardworking and conscientious Nuclear Engineering or Physics Postdoctoral Appointee to join our dynamic team. You will need experience in the field of radiation detection, which can include detector design, laboratory or field measurements with nuclear sources, computational simulation of nuclear phenomena or radiation transport, or signature analysis, such as gamma spectroscopy. Experienced staff will work with you to provide on-the-job training and peer review of your results. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Model detector response and analyze spectroscopic signatures. + Model and simulate nuclear phenomena and radiation transport. + Plan and conduct lab or field measurements. + Document and present your results. + Develop data analysis tools. + Support sensor design teams. + Contribute to R&D proposals. + Effectively team with others to produce results This position requires occasional travel. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time. Qualifications We Require: + PhD in Nuclear Engineering or Nuclear Physics or other relevant STEM field conferred within the last 5 years + Demonstrated experience in radiation detection, which can include detector design and development, measurements, modeling, or signature analysis + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance + Ability to acquire and maintain a SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph Qualifications We Desire: + High degree of academic success in undergraduate and graduate programs + Experience using MCNP, Attila, GEANT or similar software to simulate radiation transport or nuclear phenomena + Experience creating software-based data analysis tools + Knowledge of nuclear fuel cycles or materials for radiation detection + Proven ability to produce technical documents and communicate effectively through presentations + Good teaming, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills + Desire to innovate About Our Team: The Systems Technologies Department supports sensor development and analysis efforts for U.S. Government sponsors. The scope of work in the Department ranges from research of new capabilities, the development of novel sensing systems, to feasibility studies and signature analysis.

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 and SCI access, both of which require US citizenship. SCI access may also require a polygraph examination. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain these levels of access 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 the 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: 684272

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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