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$116,600 - $195,400 *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 R&D Physics research staff member (job title: R&D S&E, Physics) to join our department!
You will be a member of Sandia’s team working on plasma diagnostics and boundary physics within the Experimental Science and Operations groups at DIII-D and will coordinate fusion related material testing on DIII-D with Sandia fusion energy researchers at Sandia’s Livermore, CA, and Albuquerque, NM, sites.
Sandia's fusion energy program is involved in the study of the critical boundary physics of the tokamak scrape-off-layer and divertor, including the optimization of plasma performance using advanced divertor structures and boundary control techniques, and the interactions of the boundary particle flux and heat flux with plasma facing materials. Your primary duty will be to maintain the operation of existing edge diagnostics and to install new diagnostics, including arrays of edge-mounted Langmuir probes, fast thermocouples, and H-microsensors for measuring charge-exchange neutrals. A broad research community of DIII-D scientists and collaborators around the world utilize this facility and add to the rich working environment at DIII-D.
To find out about the exciting research conducted at DIII-D, please visit https://www.ga.com/magnetic-fusion/diii-d.
Qualifications We Require:
PhD in physical sciences, engineering, or other relevant field
Knowledge and expertise in plasma physics
Knowledge and expertise in scientific data acquisition and analysis
Qualifications We Desire:
Experience in edge plasma diagnostics
Experience with electronic sensors, circuits, and power supplies
Expertise in computer coding
Expertise in materials science and materials characterization techniques
Experience in performing cooperative research
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
About Our Team:
The Plasma & Reacting Flow Science department at Sandia primarily works on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science to address needs surrounding both high temperature and low temperature plasma phenomena, combusting flows, reacting gas-solid interfaces, uncertainty quantification (UQ), and related topics such as scientific machine learning. We operate state-of-the-art experimental laboratories, conduct work at the DIII-D tokamak, and utilize both local computer clusters and the DOE Leadership Class supercomputers to conduct massively parallel simulations.
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
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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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.
Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
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.
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE 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: 688138
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*with management approval
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