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R&D Manager - Radiation and ICF Target Design Department (1684)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities!

The Pulsed Power Sciences Center is seeking a dynamic Research and Development Manager to push the state of the art in Inertial Confinement Fusion (ICF) and High Energy Density (HED) physics within Sandia and across the National community. You will manage the Radiation and ICF Target Design organization, a department composed of computational and theoretical physicists with a focus on the design and analysis of ICF and HED experiments on the Z Facility, the most powerful pulsed-power machine in the world. The organization develops theories and computational models across a broad range of HED science topics, and applies these to design experiments on Z that test the understanding of key issues within the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Stockpile Stewardship Program.

Primary Duties will be:

+ Management of the personnel in the organization by fostering a diverse work environment and ensuring a culture that promotes safety and security
+ Recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, and recognition of personnel in the organization
+ Co-development and management of the strategy and activities to develop next-generation magneto-radiation-hydrodynamics and hybrid fluid-particle-in-cell simulations for pulsed-power applications
+ Membership on the Z Radiation and Fusion Leadership Team to set goals and direction for the ICF and HED programs on Z
+ Representation of the Sandia Pulsed Power program as needed with our sponsors at the NNSA.

Are you ready for your next challenge? Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference!


+ Advanced degree in physical sciences or engineering and eight years of experience
+ Experience managing scientific projects and/or experimental campaigns
+ Good communication skills demonstrated through invited presentations at national scientific conferences
+ Active DoE Q Security Clearance


+ Experience interacting with the NNSA
+ Experience with radiation-hydrodynamics model development or application
+ Experience with simulation-based HED experiment design

Department Description:

The Radiation and ICF Target Design Department (1684) pursues theoretical- and simulation-based design, analysis and assessment of inertial confinement fusion (ICF), plasma x-ray radiation source, and other high energy density (HED) physics experiments on a variety of platforms, including the Z Facility and the National Ignition Facility. The department's core competency lies in the computational design and analysis of ICF, plasma radiation source, and hydrodynamics experiments. They develop and apply complex, integrated, multiphysics simulation tools,with a particular focus on magneto-hydrodynamics, kinetic particle transport, and atomic physics in dense plasmas. In carrying out their mission, department 1684 collaborates closely with Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

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: 2020-02-03 Expires: 2020-03-05

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