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Materials Scientist - Mesoscale Materials Modeling LTE

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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The Computational Materials and Data Science Department at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Materials Scientist to conduct research in Mesoscale Materials Modeling. This role offers the opportunity to develop and apply computational materials to understand material microstructure and its impact on material performance.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Plan, conduct, and analyze computer simulations of materials behavior to deduce mechanical, microstructural and/or plastic processes
+ Synthesize materials knowledge to propose and carry out research to understand material properties, especially, as it is influenced by microstructure
+ Work with Sandia staff, managers and program managers in collaborative team environments on multiscale projects as part of a dynamic technically-challenging research organization
+ Effectively communicate accomplishments in presentations at international conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals and advocate for research with program managers.


+ Your education will include a PhD in Physics, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics or a related discipline plus a bachelor's in a science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) discipline.
+ Your experience will include 3 or more years of experience in computational physics and materials analysis techniques for meso/continuum and/or microstructural study (e.g., crystal plasticity, kinetic Monte Carlo, Finite Element/Difference), or related simulation techniques
+ Your effective communication skills are demonstrated by a history of publishing original research in peer- reviewed journals and presentations at appropriate scientific conferences


+ You possess experience in mesoscale modeling of metal alloys, or other materials
+ Your background includes a knowledge of materials strength and deformation mechanisms at atomistic and meso scales
+ Experience demonstrating teamwork and positive customer interactions
+ Proven ability to establish strong collaborations with both computational scientists and experimentalists
+ Consistent track record of first-authorship papers in peer-reviewed publications or conference presentations
+ Familiarity with implementation of material models in solid mechanics codes

Department Description:

The Computational Materials and Data Science Department provides advanced computational analysis that enables materials-based insight and solutions. Capabilities include model development for nanoscalar and mesoscalar materials evolution, interfacial dynamics, defect initiation and propagation, multivariate analysis, and signal processing. We conduct experiments in micromechanics and volumetric flaw distribution to validate our computational work. Our multidisciplinary background and materials science expertise enable mechanistic and physical understanding related to aging and wear of materials such as metals, semiconductors, biomaterials, and polymers in support of DOE nuclear and non-nuclear missions.

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:

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 and will require uncleared access for greater than 179 during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, 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 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.

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.


This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.

Individuals in LTE 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.


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Posted: 2019-12-26 Expires: 2020-01-25

 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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