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Manager, R&D Geochemistry Department (8865)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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The Geoscience Research and Applications Group (8860) has an opening for a Department Manager for the Geochemistry Department, Org. 8865. The Manager is responsible for providing leadership and advocacy for a team of highly talented and experienced scientists, technologists, post-docs, contractors, and student interns with a broad range of backgrounds including aqueous and surface geochemistry, geology, computational science, data science, and chemical engineering. The Geochemistry Department has expertise in: 1) molecular-scale, multi-scale, and other applicable modeling techniques, 2) experimental geochemistry, and 3) applied environmental/chemical engineering. We tackle geosciences-related problems in basic and applied research science with applications to carbon capture and sequestration, unconventional oil and gas recovery, nuclear waste management, environmental remediation, construction material life expectancy, and other applications. In addition, we reach beyond the subsurface environment looking at atmospheric and oceans national security applications. Technical focus is currently on chemical effects on fracture initiation and propagation, chemistry in nano-porous materials, heterogeneous redox chemistry on clay mineral surfaces, along with coupled geochemistry and geomechanics. Program emphasis includes separation science (including rare earth elements), battery chemistry, and permeable reactive barriers. The department utilizes 3,000 square feet of laboratory space that includes an array of analytical equipment including XRD, FTIR, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, TOF-MS, Raman microscopy and SEM.

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

+ Act as a highly motivated team-oriented manager to coordinate current activities across a wide-range of program areas;
+ Engage with a diverse customer base including DOE, DoD, and industry and work with staff and peer managers to enhance programs in petroleum, basic science, mining, environmental restoration, nuclear weapons systems, construction, nuclear waste management, and materials separations;
+ Foster a safe, secure, creative and productive work environment for staff;
+ Undertake professional development of staff;
+ Manage both owned and matrixed existing projects through assigned project leads;
+ Ensure that the organization is responsive to both internal and external needs, policies, and requirements;
+ Work in partnership with numerous external customers and other departments across Sandia Laboratories;
+ Oversee and lead the laboratory facilities located in building 823, as well as staff working in laboratories owned and managed by other line organizations;
+ Oversee and lead field testing in remote locations;
+ Roles engaging with program leadership will be assigned based on the combination of interest and capability of the successful candidate and may include engagement with the DOE Office of Science Basic Energy Science - Geoscience Subprogram area, fossil energy, and various elements of nuclear waste management.

Foster a safe, secure, creative and productive work environment for staff;Undertake professional development of staff;Manage both owned and matrixed existing projects through assigned project leads;Ensure that the organization is responsive to both internal and external needs, policies, and requirements;Work in partnership with numerous external customers and other departments across Sandia Laboratories;Oversee and lead the laboratory facilities located in building 823, as well as staff working in laboratories owned and managed by other line organizations;Oversee and lead field testing in remote locations;Roles engaging with program leadership will be assigned based on the combination of interest and capability of the successful candidate and may include engagement with the DOE Office of Science Basic Energy Science - Geoscience Subprogram area, fossil energy, and various elements of nuclear waste management.

Required:

+ Bachelor's and advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in a relevant STEM discipline; a Bachelor's degree plus four years' experience may be considered in lieu of an advanced degree;
+ Eight or more years of relevant technical experience;
+ Demonstrated ability to successfully manage and complete multiple programs and projects;
+ Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external customers, including the ability to build and manage effective working relationships as evidenced in previous work history;
+ Demonstrated ability to deliver results, effectively manage people, and guide multidisciplinary teams as evidenced in previous work history;
+ Knowledge and experience in technical business development;
+ Ability to model behaviors that reflect Sandias core values;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Desired:

+ PhD degree in Geochemistry, Chemistry, Environmental Chemistry, Soil Science or Environmental or Chemical Engineering;
+ Experience executing field and laboratory geochemistry experiments;
+ Experience interpreting geochemical tests and / or experience with geochemical simulation at atomistic to macro scales;
+ Knowledge of and experience with Sandia company policies, procedures, and corporate systems including safety and security guidelines;
+ Excellent oral and written communication skills;
+ Customer service skills;
+ Experience in mentoring staff;
+ Experience developing and executing organization-level strategies;
+ Experience and demonstrated ability to deploy emotional acumen while interacting with staff, management peers, customers and senior leadership;
+ Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple tasks;
+ At least 2 years experience in Management or Project Management;
+ Experience and demonstrated success in working interactively with management teams, project teams and project leaders in a team environment;
+ Experience and demonstrated ability to engage technical and nontechnical customers in developing clear project requirements;
+ Experience and demonstrated success in leading teams and/or managing small (<$5M) projects;
+ Ability to travel frequently and interact positively with demanding sponsors;
+ Experience in application of Sandias safety, security and work authorization rules and guidelines to field and laboratory work;
+ Experience working with sensitive information and classified matter;
+ Active DOE Q-level security clearance.

Department Description:

The Geochemistry Department has expertise in three areas: 1) molecular-scale modeling, 2) experimental geochemistry, and 3) applied environmental/chemical engineering. We tackle geosciences-related problems with an application for carbon sequestration, unconventional oil and gas recovery, nuclear waste management, and environmental remediation. In addition, we reach beyond the subsurface environment looking at nuclear weapons applications and air-borne contaminant detection and removal. Program focus is currently on chemical effects on fracture initiation and propagation, heterogeneous redox chemistry on clay mineral surfaces, coupled geochemistry and geomechanics in shales, and permeable reactive barriers for soil radionuclide remediation. Computing facilities for molecular modeling include a cluster (CPU nodes, GPU nodes) maintained by the Geochemistry Department as well as the Sandia High Performance Computing. In addition, we have 3,000 square feet of laboratory space that includes the following analytical equipment: XRD, FTIR, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, TOF-MS, and SEM.

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:

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 need to 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

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Posted: 2020-05-20 Expires: 2020-06-20

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