Nondestructive Evaluation Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7071418 (Ref:673676)

Posted: October 24, 2020

Job Description

Are you passionate about your work and want to join a dynamic team that addresses significant issues for the nation's security? You could be the Postdoctoral Appointee we are pursuing to join our team. You will be providing analytic support for advanced radiography technologies for nondestructive testing. You will be performing analysis, modeling, and simulation for these new technologies collaboratively with laboratory staff and technologists. Join our team and make a difference! On any given day, you may be called on to: + Apply scientific knowledge of optical measurement to develop innovative techniques for data collection through system design/setup and experimentation. + Work in the fundamentals of science and engineering while applying a deep understanding of engineering and scientific principles. + Employ frequent application of theories and engineering methods to develop new designs, concepts, or processes relating to radiography design and deployment. + Ensure all work adheres to safe operation practices for radiography systems and explosive handling. Be a driver of safety within the laboratory. + Work both independently and collaboratively with peers. + Engage with national and international scientific communities. + Present original research at conferences and publish research in appropriate peer-reviewed journals.

Required:
You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: + Have, or are pursuing a PhD in physics, mechanical engineering or related field with emphasis in electromagnetics and/or optics and possess a BS in a STEM field. PhD Required to start. + Knowledge in statistics, signal processing, and image processing + Programming skills in at least one language + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Desired:
A successful candidate will additionally meet many of the qualifications below: + Knowledge of wavefront propagation + Knowledge of x-rays and digital radiography + 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 and/or Python coding experience or two different programing languages to demonstrate ability to learn different languages + Demonstrated record of first-authorship papers in peer-reviewed publications or conference presentations + Knowledge of phase-based imaging + Knowledge of speckle statistics

Department Description:

The NonDestructive Evaluation and Development Department is part of the Engineering Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. Our team consists of engineers and technologists specializing in nondestructive inspection and x-ray diagnostics, design development, and engineering discovery interfacing closely with computational solid mechanicians and data science experts. 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 group specializes in experimental technologies related to structural mechanics, structural dynamics and non-destructive evaluation. Along 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 innovative 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.

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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical 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. : 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. : 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.

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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