Multiphase & Multiscale Experimental Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7125825 (Ref:688329)

Posted: February 13, 2023

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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEE to join a team conducting research related to measuring and modeling the dynamics of aerosols, colloids, and other reacting systems. The successful candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team to conceive and conduct experimental research to acquire high quality data and collaborate with computational modelers. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Employ light scattering experimental techniques, theories, and models to characterize particulate effluents from fires, + Model aerosol formation and dynamics in reacting systems, + Characterize and model crystallization and other dynamic processes in complex materials with microscopy and other techniques, + Contribute at scientific conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals. Qualifications We Require: + PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Engineering, Physics, Computer Science, Material Science, Applied Math, or other related field + Proven experience/skills in the safe design and operation of laser diagnostics, in-situ aerosol and colloid characterization, multi-angle light scattering (e.g., forward, backward, and side scatter), microscopy, and material characterization + Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences + Leadership and/or mentorship experience in a technical or nontechnical role + Ability to acquire and maintain a DoE L security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experimental experience with the operation of combustion chambers, materials used as surrogates for nuclear wastes, setup and operation of commercial aerosol measurement instrumentation + Computer programming for data analysis + Expertise in digital image analysis + Demonstrated ability to work in large, multi-disciplinary teams + Demonstrated ability to solve complex problems including microscale physics + Experience collaborating in multi-organizational environments About Our Team: The Thermal and Reactive Processes department is responsible for conducting research in energetic material response (for assessing safety and performance of weapon components) and thermal processes. The research is used to develop numerical predictive tools that we apply to DOE and DOD customer problems. The department is also responsible for the analysis of thermal processes in weapons systems and related components in normal and abnormal environments.

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:*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 L-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 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: 688329

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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