Sandia National Laboratories International Biological and Chemical Threat Reduction ¿ Biorisk Analysis & Health Security- Integration and Implementation Professional (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking Biorisk Health Analysis and Security Professionals who also perform BioRisk Management Systems Integration and Implementation
The Analysis & Health Security Department of the International Bio/Chem Threat Reduction Organization (IBCTR) has an exciting opportunity to support the implementation of biological Analysis & Health Security in a risk (biorisk) management systems approach as part of our mission to eliminate threats from dangerous biological and chemical agents around the world. The ideal candidate will become part of a multidisciplinary team executing cooperative technical projects to meet the IBCTR initiatives for our sponsors. This includes identifying and integrating novel technical solutions in biological security and safety to advance the department’s mission. This unique opportunity will require an understanding of sponsor and program requirements for engagement with global partners, and how they translate to systems-based approaches for technical implementation including face-to-face and remote engagements.
As part of this work, the selected candidate will perform responsibilities including the following:
Supports the planning and execution of international and domestic projects focused on biological security and biological safety. Coordinates and communicates with internal team members and external collaborators and sponsors to advance project objectives. Prepares analyses, reports, proposals, and other project documentation as required. Uses an understanding of science, engineering, and systems engineering and integration to create, analyze, or develop designs, concepts, materials, machines, products, processes, or systems. Develops objective studies and performs integrated technical and risk analyses to advise project and program managers on current and potential problems and issues. Communicates the results of analyses and studies to decision makers, characterizing options and trade-offs.
- Graduate degree in a field relevant to the work of the department (examples include biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, biotechnology, bioengineering, public health, animal health, computer science, and related disciplines) plus demonstrated work experience.
- Demonstrated experience working productively and proactively, both independently and as part of various multi-disciplinary project teams, in a diverse and multidisciplinary team environment.
- Willingness and ability to undertake periodic domestic and international business travel, including to low, medium, and high risk countries, up to 30% of the year.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Proficiency using standard office software tools, such as Microsoft Office, database applications, Web applications include online communications platforms, and Sharepoint.
- PhD in a field relevant to the work of the department, or equivalent experience to include postdoctoral.
- An interdisciplinary technical background
- Technical knowledge and competencies appropriate to the position.
- Demonstrated ability to team across disciplines.
- Knowledge in biological safety and security, and applying this information to improve the risk management field.
- Knowledge in international security issues.
- Experience and desire to affect global security issues from a technical perspective.
- Foreign language skills are a plus.
- Broad awareness of Sandia National Labs nonproliferation capabilities and goals.
- Experience and knowledge to support or complete projects in an international setting.
The 06825 Department is multidisciplinary and focuses on advancing international threat reduction goals by promoting safe, secure and responsible use of dangerous biological and chemical agents around the globe. The IBCTR program provides specific technical advice to the US Government on issues related to counter-chembioterrorism, the Biological Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and has projects in the following areas: security system analysis, design and implementation; agent risk prioritization; outbreak control and management; information control and management; training in the areas of biosafety, chemical safety, security, risk awareness, disease surveillance and diagnostics, and related topics; and global, regional, and country-specific analysis and assessments. These projects involve both US interests as well as those of various foreign countries and international organizations.
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*
World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-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 L-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.
Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT