Postdoctoral Appointee - Computational Materials and Data Science
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7066383 (Ref #: 671953)
- Posting Date: May 21, 2020
Job DescriptionDo you have a passion for machine learning or computational materials science? We are seeking highly motivated candidates for multiple post-doctoral research opportunities in the fields of computational materials science and machine learning. These results oriented postdoctoral appointees will conduct research in the development of (i) model materials behavior across multiple scales (atomistic, mesoscale) and (ii) computational techniques using machine learning to describe such behavior. They will be encouraged to collaborate a lot with university partners and CINT users. Join our dynamic team of professionals and work towards your goals while making a difference!
Have, or are pursuing, a PhD in Materials Science, Applied Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, or a related field and possess a bachelor's in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) Experience with data analysis, machine learning, or artificial intelligence Experience in theoretical modeling and/or numerical simulation of materials problems involving metallic, polymeric, semiconductors, ceramics, and/or organic crystal systems Ability to effectively communicate scientific results as demonstrated by a record of journal publications and/or conference presentations
+ Experience with computational methods for the solution of initial/boundary value problems and/or implementation of new material models. + Solid interpersonal communication skills, and able to work independently and as an integral part of a team conducting theoretical/computational and experimental work, and the ability to interact optimally with other members of such a diverse team of specialists + Background in atomistic modeling + Background in phase-field modeling of microstructural evolution or damage/failure processes + Experience in computer programming and use of high-performance computing resources. + Experience in microstructure evolution processes. + Experience in algorithm and code development for massively parallel and emerging architectures + Experience with Python + Ability to acquire a DOE security clearance
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 dedicated 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.
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.
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.