Sandia National Laboratories Plasma Analysis Scientist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
The Electromagnetic Theory Department is seeking a candidate with a background in plasma analysis. The candidate will work on a broad variety of projects associated with Sandia Laboratories Nuclear Weapons Science and Technology programs including nuclear-weapon analysis, Advanced Strategic Computing, and research and development.
Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:
- Conduct analysis in areas such as breakdown, pulsed power applications, and systems effects in ionizing-radiation environments
- Conduct theoretical analysis and computational simulation using commercial or customized software
- Team with other developers, analysts, and experimentalists
- Develop expertise in different areas of electromagnetics and plasma physics
- PhD in electrical engineering, physics or closely-related discipline, with a specialization in plasma theory or simulation
- Research experience in mathematical and simulation related to low temperature plasma analysis
- Publications or presentations related to using numerical simulations to better understand plasma discharge phenomenon
- Experience in data analysis and post-processing
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance
- Experience with High Performance Computing architectures and execution
- Experience programming in scripting (shell, python, etc.) and C++
- Demonstrated ability to work with others and contribute to a team effort
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Willingness to develop expertise in different areas of electromagnetic and/or plasma physics
- Willingness to be flexible in job assignments
The Electromagnetic Theory department (1352) is engaged in development of advanced theory, modeling, simulation and analysis techniques for use across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and plasma physics environments. These capabilities support both near term deliverables and long-term R&D in electromagnetics, plasma physics (spaning parameter space from high energy density physics to electrical breakdown), pulsed-power sciences, nuclear weapons qualification in radiation and electromagnetic environments, and NW surveillance/dismantlement/forensic programs. The department is currently engaged in the B61-12, W88 alt 370, W80-4, and W87 lifetime extension programs.
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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.
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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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