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Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Materials, Mechanics, and Machine Learning

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7085848 (Ref:678425)

Posted: September 22, 2021

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. : We are seeking candidates to work on research at the intersection of computational materials and data science related to the prediction of materials behavior. The candidate will be part of a team of scientists that focus on the development and use of novel machine-learning algorithms couple with classical computational materials science tools used to accelerate the prediction of materials behavior. In this role, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to: + Develop accelerated predictive capabilities, such as neural networks or physics-informed surrogate models + Develop and use modeling approaches such as the phase field method or classical micromechanics to predict material behavior + Work closely with other subject matter experts in the areas of computational and data sciences + Partner with both internal and external partners collaborators to develop new research opportunities + Publish research findings in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals + These developed capabilities are expected to become enduring toolsets for both in-house and visiting researchers at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and supporting various projects across the laboratories' complex.

Required:
+ Possess, or are nearing completion of, a PhD in Applied Mathematics, Applied Mechanics, Computational Sciences, Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, or related field. + Proven research success, written communication, and presentation skills as evidenced by a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at professional scientific conferences + Experience with advanced data analysis techniques and/or computational materials science tools such as phase field, micromechanics, etc. + Experience in computer programming and code development such as Python, Fortran, or similar + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE secrurity clearance

Desired:
+ Familiarity or direct experience with machine learning/artificial intelligence + Experience with image analysis techniques + Experience with mechanical, chemical, thermal and/or irradiation properties of materials + Interest in developing new analysis techniques + Interest in developing capabilities with commercialization potential + Interest in collaborative team-based research + Proven interpersonal skills both written and verbal

Department Description:

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its Core facility in Albuquerque and Gateway facility at Los Alamos, CINT provides users from academia, industry, and government labs, open access to the tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro- and macro world. CINT is an equal partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Our team is committed to nurturing environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

About Sandia:

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.

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. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The 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. : 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.


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