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R&D Electromagnetics Postdoctoral Appointee - Hybrid

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 692545

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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: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you interested in developing transformational electromagnetic capabilities at one of the world’s premier EM facilities? Do you want to perform innovative research impacting shielding, coupling, and interference with electrical circuits and systems? Are you passionate about research that impacts a broad range of problems of national importance?In this postdoctoral role, you will support research that impacts broad-ranging national security areas in the broadly defined domains of electromagnetics and to its application to electric grid, military, and other critical systems.Your research will support Sandia’s mission to create new capabilities using electromagnetics and how to increase the resiliency of systems to electromagnetic energy.Key functions of this role include:

  • Address complex problems in support of broad-ranging mission areas

  • Foster creativity and advance exploration at the forefront of electromagnetics and its application to electrical components, systems, and materials.

  • Contribute to high-risk, high-value research and development

  • Collaborate with highly motivated and talented researchers on challenging research questions using state-of-the-art resources

  • Disseminate your work via leading publication and conference venues

  • Collaborating with sponsors from defense, National security programs, and partners in utility systems and renewable energy

The selected applicant can work a combination of onsite and offsite work. You must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics or in a related field

  • Experience in research and publishing in the areas of electromagnetic components, systems, or coupling/interference

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Demonstrated experimental research in experimental electromagnetics

  • Experience in design, maintenance, and operation of electromagnetic systems

  • Demonstrated experimental research in materials and devices

  • Familiarity with standards

  • Experience leading and completing multiple programs and projects

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external sponsors

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple simultaneous tasks

About Our Team:

Department 1331 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) Programs. Our capabilities include experimental electromagnetics, the design and manufacturing of advanced power electronics, compact high current drivers, electron beam accelerators, x-ray sources, development and analysis of advanced materials and components, and plasma physics. Department 1331 employs a comprehensive research approach that includes analysis, simulation, and hardware verification. This team is part of the Radiation, Electrical and High Energy Density Science (REHEDS) Research Foundation at Sandia.

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.

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.

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.

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: 692545

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Benefits

  • 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
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  • Museums, Parks, Sports

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