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Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Optical Imaging

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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We are seeking a highly motivated Computation Optical Imaging Postdoctoral Appointee to join a multidisciplinary team developing and using active and passive remote sensing systems to collect and analyze optical signatures and observables relevant to the proliferation detection and nuclear nonproliferation mission spaces.

In this position you will be expected to:

+ Develop optical system solutions for data collection of phenomenology of interest
+ Develop novel algorithms for data processing and exploitation
+ Develop optical and electromagnetic transport models for diverse media
+ Plan, execute, and analyze data from laboratory and field experiments
+ Form highly productive diverse teams to accomplish project goals
+ Be responsible for the effective communication of research results through publications and conference presentations
+ Define your future career goals and seek to acquire technical skills, scientific knowledge, and collaborations needed to pursue them


+ Ph.D. in Optics, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or an equivalent field
+ Can obtain a DOE Q clearance


+ Experience in one or more of the following areas:

- Computational imaging: Simulating, designing, or performing experiments with computational imaging systems
- Photon transport: Modeling and simulating light scattering in diverse media
- Engineering and scientific model development or data analysis
+ Strong background in optical remote sensing and optical measurement capabilities
+ Experience with optical tomography, statistical optics, or speckle imaging
+ Monte Carlo, radiative transport equation, diffusion equation, or Mie theory simulation experience
+ Proven experience related to imaging through turbulence
+ Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; ability to identify research objectives and develop clear solutions to complex problems while using sound judgment in drawing conclusions
+ Ability to work well in teams with diverse skills and backgrounds and be proactive and creative in solving problems that arise
+ Excellent time-management skills including the ability to prioritize work and set and meet reasonable deadlines
+ Strong written and oral communication skills
+ Proven ability to conduct creative, independent research

Department Description:

We support the Office of Proliferation (NA-221) within the NNSA Office of Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation Research & Development (DNN R&D) through the execution of nonproliferation technology research, development, and demonstration experiments, applications, and field exercises. The department advances national security missions through the development of innovative concepts for active and passive remote sensing systems, signatures, and exploitation. We maintain a breadth of remote sensing competencies including target phenomenology, scene simulation, radiative transport, optical sensor modeling and development, spectral and temporal data processing, and algorithm development.

This collection of competencies allows the team to develop novel, mission-specific sensor concepts and prototypes, as well as assess and predict mission performance. The projects within the group span diverse mission areas including, but not limited to, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Weaponization, USNDS, and other DOD mission areas. We are actively engaged in program development and maturing enabling capabilities by transitioning research and development from across the laboratory through the LDRD process.

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.


Posted: 2019-12-24 Expires: 2020-02-23

 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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