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R&D Nuclear Engineer (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a R&D Nuclear Engineer

Department 6634, WMD Detection and Threat Analysis, has a need for a staff member to measure and assess field radiological conditions and provide recommendations on protective actions for responders and the public\. Work time will be divided between developing and conducting training and operational procedures, maintaining equipment, interacting with responders from other government agencies, and travel for meetings, training, and real\-world events\. The successful candidate may participate in the Radiological Assistance Program and the Consequence Management Program\. There is opportunity for research project participation to improve the tools and methods for radiological emergency response\.


Masters degree in Health Physics or related discipline \(like Nuclear Engineering\), or equivalent combination of education and experience\.

Ability to obtain a Q clearance\.

Willing and able to travel \(12 trips per year\)

Able to conduct field radiation surveys in a wide range of environments


Experience using health physics instrumentation

Knowledge of applicability of radiological instrumentation for laboratory and field measurements \(e\.g\. detection of low\-energy beta emitters\); which detector is appropriate for which measurement scenario

Familiarity with gamma spectroscopy

Ability to assess radiological survey data

Knowledge of personnel protective measures for emergency responders \(e\.g\. dosimetry, stay times, personal protective equipment\)

Familiarity with Environmental Protection Agency protective action guides and their implementation

Familiarity with modern data transfer methods \(Wi\-Fi, cellular, routers, servers\)

Good oral and written communication skills

Department Description:

The WMD Detection and Threat Analysis department, 6634, performs applied research and development for WMD detectors and associated assessment algorithm and software tool development, conducts field testing and data collection, and provides leadership and support for real world responses to nuclear/radiological incidents\. Some department personnel lead and support key aspects of Sandias Nuclear Incident Response Program \(NIRP\) that are led out of 6630\. The department has a solid core customer base through NNSA NA20 and NA80 and also supports several key SPP customers including DoD, FBI, and DHS\. In particular, the department has an established reputation with government agencies and commercial industry in the field of radiation detection and assessment and trace explosives detection\. In collaboration with other departments in 6630, the department has growth opportunities in the development of advanced R&D capability development to support the NIRP and related missions\.

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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