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Postdoctoral Appointee - Chemical Reactions under Shock

Albuquerque, NM
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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\.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to research the reaction of polymeric materials under heating and shock\. This role provides access to world\-class computational resources and expertise as part of a multi\-disciplinary team that is developing high\-fidelity, multi\-physics codes for solving tightly\-coupled problems for a range of different projects\.

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

+ Apply computational tools to develop molecular, macrokinetic and thermodynamic models for reaction of polymeric materials under heating and shock

+ Work closely with a variety of organizations in defining the scope, methods and outputs of these investigations, to include collaboration with experimentalists to validate the material and physics models

+ Publish results in journals and scientific conferences


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Physics, Materials Science, Applied Mathematics or a related field

+ Experience in computational techniques for molecular\-scale investigations \(e\.g\., molecular dynamics, density functional theory\), numerical modeling of complex systems of chemical reactions, or related numerical techniques

+ Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance


+ Experience demonstrating teamwork and positive customer interactions

+ Demonstrated ability to establish strong collaborations with both computational scientists and experimentalists

+ Strong track record of first\-authorship papers in peer\-reviewed publications or conference presentations

+ Experience in multiple technical areas mentioned above

+ Familiarity with finite element modeling \(FEM\)

Department Description:

The prime work of the Radiation Effects Research Department \(1344\) is within the Radiation Effects Sciences \(RES\) program which spans research, development, and application in the field of radiation hardening design and qualification\. All radiation effects from nuclear detonations \(x rays, gamma rays, neutrons, electromagnetic pulse, etc\.\), natural and enhanced space environments, and in situ radiation are included\.

Within the RES program the Radiation Effects Research Department has a central role in transient radiation effects in electronics and optoelectronics, and major responsibility for mechanical response of materials and components, including thermal, structural, and shock responses\. Work includes developing x\-ray and electron beam sources for electrical and mechanical response experiments and other RES program needs; developing and implementing radiation and material response diagnostics and instrumentation; conducting phenomenological electrical and material response discovery experiments; obtaining electrical and material properties for computational model input; and measuring electrical and material responses for model validation\. Additionally, a major role for the department is to provide design consultation and qualification assessment of nuclear weapon hardware to Sandia's system, component design, and production groups\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*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:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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