The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
28 days old
2017-12-192018-01-19

R&D System Research Analysis (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a R&D Systems Research and Analysis



Perform work within a science, engineering, and policy interdisciplinary environment on projects that involve applying integrated technical/policy judgment, utilizing the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate and test hypotheses about the uses and deployment of advanced concepts in support of US nonproliferation, arms control, and reducing threats from WMD\.



Perform work within a technical science, engineering, and policy environment working on interdisciplinary projects that involve applying integrated technical/policy judgment which requires using the scientific method to recognize and formulate problems, to collect data through observation and experimentation, and to formulate and test hypotheses about the uses and deployment of advanced concepts in support of US nonproliferation, arms control, and WMD threat reduction goals\. The dynamic nature of the work demands high levels of creativity and innovation to develop new technically and policy informed approaches to challenging national security problems\. These duties will require applying analysis of international affairs, principles of foreign relations, and scientific and engineering principles to develop advanced concepts for nuclear security, international sanctions enforcement, multilateral agreements, and international export controls\.



The required experience for a successful candidate include working knowledge of sanctions enforcement and UN Security Council Resolutions, nuclear and missile nonproliferation and WMD risks internationally, experience with international export control regimes, trade practices, and financial transactions\. Additional required experience includes working with international multilateral organizations including preparing position papers, attending and presenting at international conferences and meetings, developing briefing materials, and briefing high\-level officials\. Candidates must also possess previous leadership experience and teaming skills\.



Required:



Advanced degree in science, engineering, law, or social sciences



Strong project management, interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills



Working knowledge of UN Security Council Resolutions and current sanctions enforcement guidelines



Demonstrated experience with sanctions enforcement and international obligations for states possessing WMDs



Demonstrated experience with conducting advanced policy analysis and assessments in support of USG WMD on proliferation goals or related areas



Desired:



Working knowledge of the US Government interagency coordination process



Experience working with international multilateral organizations \(e\.g\., OPCW, IAEA, UN, etc\.\)



Experience of working with Track 2 engagements, security dialogues, or other international processes that require advocacy for policy positions with nonproliferation impacts



Understanding of transnational shipping processes and procedures, including exploitation points\.



Previous experience working on emerging national security threats



Knowledge of project management and product development



Experience delivering international training and workshops



Experience with technical, legal, and regulatory assessments with international partners



Leadership experience in international affairs and/or security studies, preferably with a specific focus on nonproliferation issues



Demonstrated ability to write successful funding proposals and engage with sponsors on opportunities, analytical needs, and capacity gaps



Ability to travel domestically and internationally in support of programs



Department Description:



The mission of Global Security Research and Analysis department is to develop creative science and technology solutions to address US national security concerns created by international and regional challenges\. The four primary mission areas are: to provide technical analysis support to US government policies and internal nuclear weapons complex programs, conduct risk\-informed analyses of international security issues and emerging, maintain international networks and competency on global issues \(e\.g\., via Track II engagements, collaborative research and international conferences\), and host international visiting scholars with whom we collaboratively explore technical and political issues affecting regional and global security\.



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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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\.

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