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Postdoctoral Appointee - Modeling of Low Temperature Plasmas

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 conduct research related to low temperature plasmas\.

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

+ Support the advancement of plasma physics models

+ Implement new codes for code development and/or use existing codes to model and predict plasma phenomena

+ Work closely with experimentalists to perform validation activities for code verification

+ Work with existing teams to solve challenging problems through the unique implementation of plasma codes


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mathematics, or other closely related discipline

+ Experience in computational science

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE L clearance


+ Experience in plasma physics modeling

+ Experience in one or more of the following fields of research: Gas/Plasma Chemistry, Electromagnetics, Electrical Discharge, or RF

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

+ Experience in code development in an object\-oriented language such as C/C\+\+ or other relevant language

+ Experience in code development related to a plasma modeling simulation tool

+ Experience working in team\-based software development

+ Experience in code validation efforts including but not limited to: working in tandem with experimentalists, conducting the experiments for validation, or other demonstrated validation process

Department Description:

Department 1878 has three main thrust areas: Laser Remote Sensing, Semiconductor Optics, and Low Temperature Plasma Physics\. The department conducts innovative research and application development in LIDAR remote sensing, laser sources, optical spectroscopy, ultrafast laser science, non\-linear optics, and coherent beam control\. The Semiconductor Optics thrust focuses on materials characterization \(including, nano\-, meta\-, and optical materials\) and fabrication of semiconductor optical sensors for THz spectroscopy and other unique applications\. The Low Temperature Plasma physics thrust focuses on fundamental physics in dusty plasmas, pulsed plasmas, vacuum arcs, plasma / surface boundary problems, and broadens this knowledge for applications in microelectronics etch and plasma diagnostic development\.

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 L\-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 L\-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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