Job type full-time
Full job description
This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
Covid-19 vaccination mandate
Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employmentThe requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.
Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to hr solutions at (505) 284-4700.
What your job will be like
We are seeking a dedicated materials scientist to use radiography capabilities (i.e., digital radiography, computed tomography) to evaluate material structure and predict the properties, performance, and integrity of manufactured componentsThe selected candidate will use this information to illuminate deformation mechanisms and reveal the compositional & structural defects responsible for component and material failureAs part of the sandia/california radiography team, yo will support component design and process development, materials evaluation, failure analysis, product and process qualification, and other activities where radiography and other non-destructive analysis techniques are requiredThe position will entail the written communication of experimental results in peer-reviewed manuscripts & project reports and generation of new research ideas relevant to national security applications.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Devise and perform materials characterization to answer critical questions about the engineered components important to our scientific and national defense missions
Conduct a wide array of experiments utilizing various techniques including digital radiography, computed tomography, x-ray fluorescence, and auger spectroscopy
Develop fixtures for effective two- and three-dimensional radiography imaging using conventional and advanced manufacturing methods
Process imaging data using various software including volume graphics
Identify new research ideas and directions, collaborating with colleagues to write research proposals.
Promote a safe working environment through analysis of hazards, development of controls & mitigations, and documentation of safety-focused operating procedures and best practices
Present results at workshops, conferences, and meetings with sponsors
The nd materials and rad effects department is committed to attracting, retaining, and cultivating an outstanding workforce representing a broad group of people and perspectivesWe share this common vision by encouraging mutual respect among staff, post-docs, and interns from a diverse set of backgroundsThis hardworking team works together to accomplish extraordinary results.
Qualifications we require
Master’s degree in materials science, metallurgy, physics, or a closely related field
Experience with characterization techniques such as radiography, microscopy, and/or spectroscopy
Ability to obtain and maintain a doe q-level security clearance
Qualifications we desire
Phd in physics, metallurgy, materials science, or a closely related field
Experience with x-ray imaging technologies and analysis
Familiarity with image analysis software and processing digital imaging data
Publication of research results in peer reviewed journals
Ability to work autonomously, while integrating effectively into a multidisciplinary team environment
Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work on a team with a diverse set of backgrounds
About our team
We are the nd materials and rad effects team! we provide expertise in materials and radiation sciences to support sandia’s missions in nuclear deterrence, proliferation detection and energyWe steward radiography capabilities and exercise them to image and analyze the structure of materials and componentsWe develop and characterize organic and inorganic materials used as scintillators in radiation detection technologiesWe perform detailed modeling, simulation, and experiments to characterize and analyze the effects of ionizing radiation on materials and components used in our engineered systemsAll of this is accomplished by bringing to bear our advanced capabilities and the team’s expertise in materials science, chemistry, physics, computation, and engineering.
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 areasSome 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
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 technologiesLife-changing careersLearn more about sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov
These benefits vary by job classification.
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 verificationsApplicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a doe q-level security clearance, which requires u.sCitizenshipIf you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the u.sAnd 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 clearanceSubstance 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.
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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