Sandia National Laboratories R&D, Radiography (Experienced) in Livermore, California


We are seeking a R&D, Radiography expert that is passionate about their work and wants to see their research have direct impact on projects for our country. Are you looking to do innovative and creative research? Do you want to be a member of a high performing team? You would join our dynamic, diverse, and multi-disciplinary team in the Exploratory Engineering Solutions Department to work on cutting edge problems and would be able to utilize state-of-the-art equipment and facilities to explore creative solutions.

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

  • Lead and work with the Sandia California radiography team and will: apply principles of materials science, engineering, radiography, and non-destructive evaluation to develop and characterize materials and components that are critical for the reliable, safe, and secure operation of high consequence national security systems;
  • Develop new physics tools to model radiographic imaging and radiation transport;
  • Interface with design engineers, productions engineers, and maintenance personnel from government and industry;
  • Develop a business model to sustain and grow radiography.


  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering, or relevant discipline plus five or more years of experience; or Master's degree in relevant discipline plus two or more years of experience; or PhD in relevant discipline;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of materials;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of non-destructive inspection;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of radiation transport calculations;
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.


  • Previous experience working on national security projects;
  • Ability to lead and work in teams;
  • Active DOE Q-level security clearance.

Department Description:

The Exploratory Engineering Solutions Department (8645) is responsible for designing, developing, and deploying engineered solutions to counter chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. The department is a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and scientists engaged in science-based engineering and component development to support a broad range of research and development activities. The projects within 8645 often involve teaming with other groups with expertise in molecular biology, synthetic chemistry, radiation physics, and nuclear weapons to develop prototypes; impact how researchers study fundamental phenomena; or turn basic scientific understanding into functional capabilities. The department supports a number of government agencies and expects to grow with new customers.

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 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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.