Aerosol Science and Engineering (Early-Career)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7075948 (Ref:675493)

Posted: March 10, 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 a motivated Mechanical Engineer to augment our team’s aerosol science and counter- Weapons of Mass Destruction (c-WMD) research capabilities. We operate multiple testing facilities including aerosol laboratories, the Sandia Fog Chamber, chemical/biological aerosol test chambers, decontamination chemistry laboratories, and Biological Safety Level 2 (BSL-2) laboratories. The selected applicant will work on diverse problem sets requiring collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. Opportunities exist to perform testing, collect data, and perform analysis to prove empirical hypothesis, as well as in support of model development and validation. Future work will be motivated by your vision and national needs. There will be opportunities to develop new system concept designs and innovative solutions along with publishing or presenting significant research findings. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Design, lead, and conduct diverse aerosol experiments in both laboratory and field environments + Collect, analyze, and report data to our customers + Conceptualize and implement new and cutting-edge methods for aerosol experiments and diagnostics + Work with multi-disciplinary teams including but not limited to chemistry, biology, and nuclear engineering + Participate in lab-wide postdoctoral working groups and collaborations + Author proposals, technical papers, and reports + Perform project management/leadership tasks for technical project Some travel is required for this role.

+ Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Material Science/Engineering, or a related technical field; OR Bachelor's degree in stated fields plus 4 years' experience + Laboratory experience with aerosol testing equipment and diagnostics (e.g. particle counters, aerosol generators, pressure/flow systems, etc.) + Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance

+ PhD in the above stated fields + Two years’ related laboratory and field-testing experience + Proven Experience in:
- Implementing advanced diagnostic techniques in aerosol studies
- Conducting large scale field studies and testing
- Performing experiments with bioaerosols or working in a bio lab + Interest in aerosol-adjacent fields (e.g. agent dispersion, optical diagnostic development for aerosol studies, mechanical design, chemistry, etc.) + Successful interaction with customers, project sponsors, and external collaborators + Developing custom data analysis or image processing codes using MATLAB or Python + Creating LabVIEW routines + Conducting modeling and simulation of aerosol or related phenomena (e.g. CFD, air dispersion modeling) + Ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal)

Department Description:

We apply chemistry, biology, computer science, engineering, and aerosol science to address real world situations that involve Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), primarily chemical and biological (CB) threats. The Team focuses on countering CB threats and similar dangers by conducting research and development in transport and fate, decontamination and remediation, and detection and interdiction of CB threats, especially aerosolized threats. We also uses extensive knowledge of aerosol science, chemistry, and engineering to address broader technological issues, ranging from the development of commercial products, especially decontamination formulations, and the performance of various foams to using aerosols to enhance the performance of security and weapon systems.

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: *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.

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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