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R&D Systems Research Analyst ORDE/LDRD Experienced - Hybrid

Albuquerque, NM

Job ID: 691785

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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:*These benefits vary by job classification.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

The Office of Research Excellence (ORDE) is seeking a R&D S&E staff member to become part of our collaborative team supporting both the ORDE and the LDRD Program. Laboratory Directed R&D (LDRD). ( This position will report to 1912, the Office of R&D Excellence, and interact extensively with the broader team including the 1910 senior manager. Onsite work presence at SNL/NM with ability to travel to SNL/CA is required. You will collaborate with a diverse team of discipline experts including other R&D staff, and professionals with expertise in finance, quality, business systems, information technologies, communications, legal and ethics among others. As a member of the team you will take on leadership and execution responsibilities for evolving facets of the LDRD office technical and programmatic activities, and ORDE R&D excellence activities. These activities will tap and grow your integrated technical and program management experience. You will team with other components of the Chief Research Office (CRO) including Academic Programs (1920) and Technology Partnerships (1980) to help build relationships with internal and external partners. You will also directly support the CRO as necessary to meet the strategic objectives of that office. This is a dynamic position with opportunities for responsibility evolution and growth based on the desires and propensity of the selected individual and interplay with the rest of our high performing multi-disciplinary team.

On any given day, you can be called on to do the following:

  • Development and execution of R&D excellence training programs and documents

  • Creation of new analysis perspectives and tools to understand performance of our ORDE and LDRD programs

  • Presentations to internal and external entities on a variety of LDRD and ORDE activities

  • Partner with stakeholders including investment areas and principal investigators to enhance our technical and program management activities and promote R&D excellence

  • Development of impact stories capturing the prolonged technical and programmatic accomplishments of LDRD and subsequent investments

  • Program and technical management of investment areas managed directly by the LDRD office

  • Generation of input for, and/or review of, LDRD documents including annual reports, program plans and data sheets

Telecommuting - This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • Masters degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 5 years of R&D experience

  • History of peer reviewed joint publications and/or reports

  • Leadership and participation experience on multi-disciplinary teams

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Ph.D. degree in a STEM field with a minimum of 5 years R&D experience

  • Well-developed critical thinking skills, including experience working on self-directed assignments and team assignments involving ambiguity and multiple stakeholders

  • Experience with the LDRD program

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including a demonstrated talent in preparing and delivering succinct, informative documents and presentations

  • Experience working on multi-disciplinary teams across organizational boundaries

  • Active DOE Q Clearance and familiarity with the SCN

  • Ability to get an SCI Clearance

About Our Team:

The Office of Research and Development Excellence (ORDE) cultivates Sandia’s proficiency in executing research and development (R&D) at the highest standards, strengthening our leadership in science and innovation. ORDE lies within organization 1910, which supports the science, technology, and engineering (ST&E) strategic and operational needs of the Chief Research Office (CRO).

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.


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.

Job ID: 691785

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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

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  • 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
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