Engineering and Technology: Mechanical, Physics: Applied, Physics: Materials
This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.
Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
Are you looking to join a team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security?
You could be the Postdoctoral Appointee we are seeking to join our team. You will be providing analytic support for shock and vibration field test measurement, including pre- and post- test analyses. Also be performing mechanical, shock, and vibration testing collaboratively with laboratory staff and technologists. Join our team and make a difference.
The Experimental Structural Dynamics and Model Validation Department (01522) is part of the Engineering Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. Our center is the steward of engineering mechanics for Sandia and we are dedicated to solving our customer’s most pressing and important national security problems. Our department specializes in experimental technologies related to structural mechanics, structural dynamics and non-destructive evaluation. With our state of the art experimental technologies, technical expertise, and analytical capabilities in sister departments, we provide integrated customer solutions in the following areas: accurate characterization of structural response of systems to force and pressure environments, development and application of state-of-the-art radiographic and acoustic diagnostics, structural dynamics testing including modal analysis and vibration characterization, and design expertise for fixturing and development of experimental configurations. Our mission is to support fundamental research, development, model validation, qualification and acceptance for nuclear weapons, satellites, national missile defense, and other applications.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, generous vacations, strong medical 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.
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.
You have, or are pursuing, a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or a related field and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
Experience with structural dynamics
Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
Strong background and experience in finite element modeling (FEM) and computational methods
Experience with basic laboratory test equipment, including data acquisition equipment, signal conditioners, and measurement sensors
Experience with advanced data or image processing techniques and digital signal processing
Strong interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to interact with fellow colleagues with diverse technical backgrounds
Matlab, Python or other coding experience
Strong track record of first-authorship papers in peer-reviewed publications or conference presentations
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.
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