Postdoctoral Appointee, Complex Systems

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7151533 (Ref:690060)

Posted: June 1, 2023

Job Description

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. 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 our multi-disciplinary team! You will work in an innovative and collaborative environment to address national security challenges through research and development in data science, computer science, complex systems, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and machine learning. An ideal candidate will have expertise in remote sensing, wildfire ecology and modeling, and state of the art machine learning and deep learning techniques. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Brainstorm innovative approaches to difficult problems. + Publish work results in a technical journal or conference. + Analyze and integrate information from multiple sources into a coherent form. + Apply and combine innovative techniques from multiple fields of science. + Advance the state-of-the-art in model validation. Qualifications We Require: + PhD in mathematics, computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, or relevant STEM field conferred within the last 5 year + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Subject matter expertise in terrestrial ecosystem function and vegetation demography models + Subject matter expertise in climate and wildfire modeling + Proficiency in computer programming languages such as Python, R, Javascript, and C+ + + Proficiency in remote sensing (aerial, space borne) data processing and analysis + Complex algorithm development experience + Demonstrated strong software development skills and familiarity with modern software development methodologies, practices, and tools – version control (e.g., git) + Proven experience in geospatial analysis, spatial modeling, and statistics + Strong code based data visualization and interaction skillsets, using industry standard tools and approaches (e.g., Matplotlib/Plotly/Dash, Shiny, D3, ect.). + Demonstrated ability to summarize scientific process and results in both written and oral presentation + Ability to work both independently and on multi-disciplinary teams + Excellent interpersonal and communication and a demonstrated ability to develop technical ideas and results and present them in oral and written form About Our Team: The Complex Systems for National Security Group researches and applies mathematical, computational science, and systems engineering approaches to analyze, predict and influence the behavior of complex, highly interdependent systems critical to our nation’s security. We provide capabilities motivated by the challenge of understanding, quantifying, and controlling the resilience of key complex systems critical to the laboratories’ National Security mission. The approaches and capabilities we provide are used to address complicated system and enterprise-level challenges facing a diverse set of national security partners. We also conduct work and advance capabilities in the areas of optimization, data science, artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning, and complex systems modeling and 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:*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: 690060

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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