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Harry S. Truman Fellowship

Albuquerque, NM 87102

We are now accepting applications for the Harry S. Truman Fellowship (in NationalSecurity Science and Engineering). The Truman Fellowship is Sandia National Labs' most prestigious post-doctoral fellowship with about two recipients each year.

The Truman Fellowship provides an opportunity for recipients to pursue independent research that supports Sandia's national security mission. Candidates must display extraordinary abilities in scientific research and show clear and definite promise of becoming outstanding leaders in the research they pursue. They are expected to have solved a major scientific or engineering problem in their thesis work or will provide a new approach to solving a major problem, as evidenced by a recognized impact in their field.

The Truman Fellowship is a three-year appointment and normally commences on October 1, although exceptions may be made to accommodate special circumstances.

For complete application instructions, please visit:


Please submit complete package to: Truman Program Coordinator, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, MS 0359, Albuquerque, NM 87185-0359 or email: ymoreno@sandia.gov . All materials and online application must be received by midnight November 1, 2019.


+ PhD conferred within the past three years or completion of PhD requirements by commencement of appointment (10/1/2020)
+ No previous postdoctoral appointments at a national laboratory (pre-postdoc internships excluded)
+ Research in areas meaningful to national security
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance, which requires US citizenship


+ Creativity and self-motivation
+ Excellent communication skills
+ Compelling research proposal relevant to Sandia's national security mission
+ Interest in working in a team-oriented, dynamic environment
+ Broad-based background and extensive knowledge in: bioscience, computing and information science, engineering sciences, earth sciences, materials science, nanotechnology and microsystems, and radiation effects and high energy density sciences

Department Description:

Group 1170 CRO Office. Sandia's Science and Technology and Research Foundations Division supports development and delivery of a full spectrum of differentiating capabilities, ranging from fundamental scientific discoveries to system-level engineering solutions, to support the Laboratory's mission needs. Areas of special focus in the Division include: nanosciences, materials sciences and engineering, radiation sciences, high-energy density physics, microsystems science and technology, supercomputer architectures and high-performance computing, large-scale engineering testing, and modeling and simulation-based engineering sciences.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level 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 must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-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 the 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, disability, or veteran status.


Posted: 2019-05-09 Expires: 2019-11-08

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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