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Machine Learning Researcher (Entry/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a Machine Learning researcher to conduct joint research with staff and other collaborators on the development of advanced machine learning, statistical data modeling, and other data-driven analysis methods. On any given day this position will require research in machine learning and statistical modeling methods, collaboration with domain area experts to understand mission problems, development of models, solutions, and documentation of novel methods, and disseminating results (both orally and written) to stakeholders and the broader research community. Publication of novel methods and approaches will be encouraged.


+ Advanced degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Machine Learning, or related field plus a bachelors in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM), or equivalent combination of relevant education and experience
+ Your experience includes theoretical and practical aspects of machine learning and statistical modeling, including both Bayesian and frequentist methods
+ Experience in Python or similar high-level programming languages with appropriate statistical and machine learning modeling packages
+ You are able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance


+ PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Statistics, Machine Learning, or related field
+ Prior research publications in international statistical and machine learning journals
+ Prior experience in oral presentation of technical results and proposal development
+ Excellent written and oral communication skills
+ Ability to work in an interdisciplinary teaming environment
+ Ability to be self-directed and lead research projects
+ Strong organizational and critical thinking skills

Department Description:

The Machine Intelligence department focuses on cutting-edge research in machine learning and artificial intelligence for national security applications. Our mission is to research, develop, and deploy methods that are credible, robust, and help decision makers in a variety of domains. Specific focus areas include rigorous uncertainty quantification for machine learning, computational social science, geospatial analytics, open-source analytics, and open cyber research.

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) Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-09-04 Expires: 2019-10-05

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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