Pulsed Power Postdoctoral Appointee
Job posting number: #7084378 (Ref:678248)
Posted: August 31, 2021
Job DescriptionThis 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. : Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security! You could be the Postdoctoral Appointee we are seeking to work as part of an R&D team that develops and fields innovative technologies and systems for the x-ray generating sources at three pulsed power facilities. You will develop an understanding of the existing experimental diagnostics; examine methods to establish, improve, and/or simplify diagnostic calibrations; implement methods to reduce noise and improve diagnostic signal fidelity; and investigate new diagnostics to better assess machine performance, quantify radiation output, and benefit customer experiments! Because experimental configurations for customers are often unique, significant engineering may be required at times for new diagnostics.
+ You have, or are pursuing a PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or Nuclear Engineering + Experience working with pulsed power systems + Experience with designing/fielding pulsed power, x-ray, and optical/spectroscopic diagnostics and analyzing diagnostics results + Experience with industry standard measurement and test equipment, such as network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, power meters/sensors, signal/waveform generators, and oscilloscopes
+ Strong laboratory/field testing abilities, along with debugging and analytical skills + Ability to multitask and manage time well + Demonstrated ability to produce technical publications + Experience with grounding and shielding + Experience with fiber optics and optical transceivers + Experience with contemporary data acquisition technologies + Experience with programming languages and environments often associated with data acquisition and analysis (e.g., LabVIEW, Python, MatLAB, IDL) + Commitment to understanding and implementing engineered safety and best practices into performing the work
The AGT Accelerator Operations Department, 1342, is responsible for the operation and continual development of the Saturn, HERMES III, and SPINX pulsed power accelerators.
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 + Extraordinary co-workers + 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 technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
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. : 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.
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.