Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Simulations
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7070528 (Ref #: 673485)
- Posting Date: Oct 2, 2020
Job DescriptionThis 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. : We are seeking a dedicated and driven Postdoctoral Appointee to work in the Geochemistry department. The selected candidate will work in a multidisciplinary department with a team of scientists and researchers who are passionate about attaining success in the work being done. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Design, perform, and analyze molecular simulations + Improve force field parameter sets + Write simple pre- and post-processing scripts + Write research manuscripts + Conduct work in a multi-disciplinary team environment + Attend and present research at technical conferences and program meetings
+ PhD in Geochemistry or a related field; + Molecular simulation experience; + Dedication and commitment to publication as evidenced by articles in scientific journals or conference presentations.
+ Ability to work on a multi-disciplinary team; + Experience with or knowledge of:
- Solid-Water Interface Properties & Interactions
- LAMMPS code
- Quantum Methods
- Force-field Development
The Geochemistry Department at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico) has a Postdoctoral position available for the BES Geochemistry program “Interfacial Geochemistry of Nano-Scale Pores: Molecular Behavior in Subsurface Environments”. This research position involves the application of atomistic modeling, particularly classical molecular dynamics, to investigate the mechanisms of adsorption and transport of both water and ions under nanoconfinement, and the collective impact of these processes. The systems currently under study include both individual nanopores in silica, alumina, or clay, and nanoporous mineral aggregates.
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.
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.