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Postdoctoral Appointee - Aerosol/Atmospheric Science

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


Employees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede the Laboratories collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees.


+ PhD in atmospheric/aerosol sciences, biology, chemistry, engineering or other relevant STEM fields (within the last 5 years)
+ 2 years laboratory experience with aerosol testing equipment and diagnostics (e.g. particle counters, aerosol generators, pressure/flow systems, etc.)
+ Can obtain a DOE Q clearance


+ 3 years' related laboratory experience
+ Demonstrated experience in:

- Implementing advanced diagnostic techniques in aerosol studies
- Conducting large scale field studies and testing
- Interest in aerosol-adjacent fields (e.g. bioaerosol, CHEM/BIO/RAD agent dispersion, optical diagnostic development for aerosol studies, mechanical design, chemistry, etc.)
- Successfully interacting with customers, project sponsors, and/or external collaborators
- Developing custom data analysis or image processing codes using MATLAB or Python
- Creating LabVIEW routines
- Conducting modeling and simulation of aerosol or related phenomena (e.g. CFD, air dispersion modeling)
+ Excellent written and verbal skills

Department Description:

We apply chemistry, biology, computer science, engineering, and aerosol science to address real world situations that involve WMD's, primarily chemical and biological (CB) threats. The Team focuses on countering CB threats and similar dangers by conducting research and development in transport and fate, decontamination and remediation, and detection and interdiction of CB threats, especially aerosolized threats. The Team also uses extensive knowledge of aerosol science, chemistry, and engineering to address broader technological issues, ranging from the development of commercial products, especially decontamination formulations, and the performance of various foams to using aerosols to improve performance of security and weapon systems.

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.


**Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join us and tackle significant issues and challenges for our nation's security!**

We are seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Appointee to augment our teams aerosol science and counter-Weapons of Mass Destruction (c-WMD) research capabilities. We operate multiple testing facilities including aerosol laboratories, the Sandia Fog Chamber, chemical/biological aerosol test chambers, decontamination chemistry laboratories, and Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratories. We partner with Sandia and external groups to deliver cross-cutting technical solutions and R&D in support of our counter-WMD mission. We execute work for numerous government agencies and industry partners.

On any given day, the selected applicant may be called on to:

+ Design, lead and conduct aerosol experiments in both laboratory and field environments
+ Collect, analyze, and report data to our customers
+ Conceptualize and implement new and cutting-edge methods for aerosol experiments and diagnostics
+ Participate in lab-wide postdoctoral working groups and collaborations
+ Author proposals, technical papers, and reports



  • Engineering
Posted: 2021-02-17 Expires: 2021-03-20

 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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