The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
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R&D Physics - Low Temperature Plasmas (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a Physicist to invent, develop, and apply models for the kinetic simulation of the generation and transport of low temperature, dynamic plasmas\. Our primary simulation tool, the Aleph code, combines PIC and DSMC methodology in an unstructured mesh framework to simulate electrostatically coupled plasmas\. Aleph is massively parallel, incorporates load balancing methods, and uses a number of advanced algorithms to accommodate large variations in spatial and temporal scales\. We have a strongly connected concurrent experimental program\.

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

+ Participate in research that seeks to understand and simulate basic plasma physics centered on the interaction between dynamic boundaries and the host plasma

+ Participate in basic research and development activities supporting the simulation of transient plasma generation and plasma flow

+ Perform extensive model development, code development, and simulation\-based scientific investigation as part of a multi\-disciplinary team


+ PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mathematics, or other closely related discipline

+ Experience in computational science

+ 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

+ Current, active DoE L clearance


+ 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 to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted L\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

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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