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R&D Aerosol Scientist / Particle Physicist (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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**Are you passionate about your work and dream of exploring solutions within a dynamic team that solves significant issues for this nation's security?**

We are seeking an Aerosol Scientist or Particulate Physicist to join our team in multiple R&D activities supporting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation missions. Specific research areas include Aerosol Sciences and particle physics R&D, filtration systems design and testing, supporting sensor concept design and development, sensor testing, and related modeling and analysis efforts. You will integrate into an established team to perform R&D focused on customer mission requirements through phenomenological understanding to sensor/modeling concept development, design, and analysis in support of these missions. Areas of research focus include development of computational modeling tools and/or research in aerosol sciences detection and measurement systems.

You will work on various systems by performing end-to-end simulations for the evaluation of sensor utility and supporting future sensor designs. You will also have opportunities to perform data analysis and exploitation for purposes including but not limited to sensor development and model validation. Future work will be motivated by your vision, which will include the publication and presentation of significant research findings along with new systems concept designs.

Some travel is required for this role.


+ You have a masters degree, or higher, in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science/Engineering, or a related technical discipline
+ Your background includes lab experience. including experiment design, testing, monitoring/troubleshooting, and data analysis
+ You possess a strong capability in modeling and simulation, data exploitation, and signal or image processing
+ You can obtain a DOE Q clearance


Ideally, your background would also include:

+ Ph. D. (or Masters with commensurate experience)
+ Interest and willingness to participate in field tests and experiments
+ Experience designing, building and working with aerosol science experiments to include advanced filtration systems
+ Experience with fluid/aerosol instrumentation and/or experimentation (flow meters, pressure gauges, instruments for data acquisition)
+ Proven understanding of Computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, particle physics and/or material sciences
+ Experience in analysis of complex coupled physics processes such as radiation hydrodynamics, turbulence, computational fluid dynamics and plasma physics
+ Experience with running code on high performance computing systems
+ Application of statistical analysis methods
+ Excellent communications skills with experience in giving presentations and producing thorough scientific and engineering documentation
+ Demonstrated ability to constructively work with teams to successfully execute complex projects in a variety of roles (leader and group member)
+ Some interest or experience in mentoring student interns
+ Active L or Q security clearance

Department Description:

We perform research and development for national security applications. We exploit scientific advances and engineering technologies across a broad spectrum to enable advances in components and systems for national security. We engage with technologically savvy users to mature technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. In addition, the department serves as a principal Sandia point of contact and as independent advisors for US Special Operations Forces.

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, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2020-01-20 Expires: 2020-03-21

 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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