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R&D, Physics (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nations security?

You could be the Staff Member we are seeking to join our diverse team.You will work with the Dynamic Material Properties Department to perform experimental measurements of dynamic material properties at extreme conditions. You will lead teams in designing and executing experiments on the DICE and STAR gas gun facilities and the Z pulsed power facility. You will analyze dynamic material data and make important material property measurements.

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

Apply existing capabilities, develop new capabilities, and develop and field novel diagnostics.

Lead department initiatives, work with customers to define experiments that meet scientific objectives.

Collaborate with internal and external scientists on research in the broad areas of dynamic material properties and high energy density science.

Lead teams, act as principal investigator, and participate as a key member of teams performing research at the cutting edge of the application of dynamic loading to materials and components.

Join our team and attain your dreams while making a difference!


+ You will have a PhD in the physical sciences, engineering, or a closely related discipline.
+ Technical competency in one or more of the following areas as demonstrated through publications in refereed journals: shock physics, high energy density physics, high speed diagnostics, or material science
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q security clearance


+ Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated in technical publications and presentations
+ Experience working in a collaborative team environment on large-scale multi-year scientific projects
+ Experience with any of the following: shock physics, high pressure physics, high energy density physics, equations of state, or constitutive properties
+ A history of technical innovation in multi-disciplinary problems
+ Experience with experiments using high-risk facilities such as high-voltage systems, laser diagnostics, x-ray sources, and gas guns
+ Knowledge of the requirements for material properties in NNSA applications
+ Experience with high speed diagnostic instrumentation such as VISAR, PDV, streak and/or framing cameras, digitizers, x-ray diffraction, pyrometry, flash x-ray generators.
+ Current DoE security clearance

Department Description:

The Dynamic Materials Properties Department at Sandia National Laboratories (Department 1646) performs experimental measurements of dynamic material properties at high pressures, including materials equations of state, phase boundaries, and constitutive properties. Experiments are performed with a variety of drivers, from high velocity gas guns to the most powerful pulsed-power facility in the world, the 26 million ampere Z facility. The focus of the department is dynamic material properties experiments using both high-pressure shock waves and shockless compression. A particularly exciting area of emerging interest is the study of material properties in regions of phase space that are both off-Hugoniot and off the principal isentrope. The department is responsible for designing, executing, diagnosing, and analyzing dynamic materials properties experiments on the Z facility, and at Sandia National Laboratories Dynamic Integrated Compression Experimental (DICE) and Shock Thermodynamic Applied Research (STAR) facilities.

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: 2019-12-26 Expires: 2020-01-26

 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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