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Quantitative Psychology Researcher (Experienced) Telework/Remote

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 688633

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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.

Salary Range:

$101,400 - $201,400

*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 Quantitative Psychology Researcher/Cybersecurity professional to join our multi-disciplinary team. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for understanding complex human systems and enabling partners to make effective decisions concerning cybersecurity systems. The selected candidate will work in an innovative and collaborative environment to address challenges of critical importance to national security through research and development in a variety of cybersecurity efforts.

On any given day, you may be called on to,

  • Brainstorm new approaches to challenging problems

  • Analyze and integrate information from human subjects working in the cybersecurity domain

  • Apply and combine innovative techniques from physiology and cybersecurity

  • Team with diverse, cross-domain technical subject matter experts working on cybersecurity challenges

  • Acquire, integrate and analyze data to create quantitative models for measuring and/or assessing human performance in cybersecurity

  • Engage with external sponsors and cybersecurity analysts to define requirements, share results from technical efforts, and implement trainings

Domestic travel up to 25% of the year.

The selected applicant can be a virtual worker located in any U.S. State or District of Columbia. Regular or periodic travel to your assigned work location may be required.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Ph.D. in Quantitative Psychology or other relevant subject areas (psychology with emphasis on mathematics, statistics, quantitative social science, or quantitative methods in psychology) plus two (2) or more years of experience

  • Experience:

  • Leading and contributing to multi-disciplinary teams

  • Working with external sponsors in the Cybersecurity domain (federal, private industry, or academia)

  • Working on human factors efforts with application to cybersecurity

  • Knowledge of the cybersecurity domain with applications to national security problems

  • Ability to acquire and maintain DOE Q and SCI clearance, which may require a polygraph

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Experience working with DHS CISA in the cybersecurity domain

  • Expert knowledge of human assessment and measurement

  • Experience working directly with cybersecurity analysts and sponsors to understand and define requirements and share technical results

  • Demonstrated effective teaming with human and cybersecurity researchers and analysts

  • Proficiency with research-level application development in at least one of the following computer programming languages: C/C++, Java, Python, Go

  • Demonstrated leadership of R&D projects in cybersecurity

  • Awareness of federal cybersecurity policy

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to develop, deliver and present technical ideas and results

About Our Team:

The Resilience and Regulatory Effects Department researches, develops, and applies cutting edge analysis methodologies to create science-based regulatory policy solutions. We develop frameworks in which proposed options can be compared and prioritized to achieve system resilience for national critical resources. These complex problems with national significance are addressed by using a multi-disciplinary approach. The department's diversity includes staff with advanced degrees in economics, modeling & analysis, chemistry, mathematics, physics, geophysics, social science and operations research. We additionally partner with experts in other fields internally and externally.

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 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.


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: 688633

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  • Worklife Balance
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Exceptional 401K Savings Plan
  • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
  • Wellness Programs
  • On-site Amenities
  • Vacation Buy Plan
  • Telecommuting Arrangements*

*with management approval

Life in New Mexico

  • Affordable housing, reasonable cost of living
  • Minimal traffic congestion compared to larger cities
  • Outdoor recreation - Ski, snowboard, hike, etc.
  • Experience rich culture and history
  • International Balloon Fiesta
  • Green chile – NM Cuisine
  • Museums, Parks, Sports

Learn more about Life in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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Sandia is a drug-free workplace. As a national laboratory funded by a U.S. government agency, we are subject to federal laws regarding illegal drug use. Illegal use of a controlled substance, including marijuana even in places where it does not violate state law, may impact your ability to obtain and/or maintain a Department of Energy security clearance, and may result in the withdrawal of an employment offer or termination of employment.

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