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Postdoctoral Appointee - Knowledge Driven Analytics
Sandia National Laboratories in the Livermore, California
 
 
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Date Posted 09/09/2020
Category
Postdoctoral-Chemistry
Postdoctoral-Biology
Postdoctoral-Engineering
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 
Job details
Job Type
Full-time
Temporary
Full Job Description

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Postdoc to work at the interface between physics- and process-based predictive models and large spectral/temporal datasets, to include hyperspectral datacubes as well as persistently collected streams of multi-sensor electromagnetic, infrasound, and seismo-acoustic data. Model driven efforts will include predicting signal source terms, the processes governing them, and their subsequent propagation to deployed sensors, while data driven efforts will include both unsupervised and supervised approaches to extract interpretable signatures from multiple sensing modalities.

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

  • Perform self-directed analysis on provided data sets
  • Present/share results at team meetings with senior staff
  • Represent Sandia efforts at multi-lab collaboration meetings
  • Create publications and present results at conferences/workshops

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD in Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Mathematics or related field;
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Proven experience in computational modeling/simulation;
  • Experience in unsupervised/supervised learning;
  • Proven experience in electromagnetic modeling/simulation;
  • MATLAB programming;
  • Fortran programming;
  • Parallel computing.

Position Information

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.

About Our Team

The Proliferation Signatures Discovery and Exploitation Department applies deep knowledge of optical sensing techniques to topics of relevance to Sandia and the nation. With backgrounds primarily in laser physics and chemistry, the group focuses on applications in hyperspectral sensing, trace particle detection and attribution and atmospheric measurement and modeling. In addition, the department is working on developing new laser technologies and new laser-based capabilities, such as quantum sensing. The work is supported by various internal and external customers.

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 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.

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

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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