Postdoctoral Appointee - Atomistic Materials Modeling

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7104598 (Ref:684309)

Posted: July 4, 2022

Job Description

Posting Duration: 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. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate: Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. What Your Job Will Be Like: Are you passionate about using computational methods to understand relationships between atomic structure, material properties and dynamic response, or to develop new materials starting from fundamental physics? Our team is seeking hardworking postdoctoral appointees with a strong interest in Atomistic Materials Modeling. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Plan, conduct, and analyze computer simulations of materials behavior at the atomistic scale to deduce materials structure, properties, and performance + Work in conjunction with experimentalists to devise novel atomistic simulation models, tools, and approaches for creative solutions to materials science challenges + Synthesize materials knowledge to develop and carry out research to understand material properties + Use simulations and computational tools to analyze, interpret and predict signatures of atomic deformation from experimental imaging + Work in team environments on multidisciplinary, technically challenging projects as part of a dynamic research organization + Collaborate with specialists in other fields to couple atomistic simulation methods with other models to understand multi-scale, multi-physics phenomena + Communicate accomplishments in presentations at conferences, and publish work in peer-reviewed journals Qualifications We Require: + Possess, or be pursuing, a PhD. in materials science, chemistry, physics, engineering, or a related field and have a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) + Experience in designing, performing, and analyzing large-scale atomistic simulations with engineering relevance + Experience developing and modifying simulation tools in C, C++, python, perl or other modern programming languages + A proven track record of disseminating original research through peer-reviewed journal publications and presentations at professional conferences + The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Molecular dynamics simulation experience in one, or more, of the following areas: metals deformation, atomic/molecular diffusion and adsorption, polymer dynamics, metallic glass formation, fracture of brittle materials, high-rate dynamic or shock compression, computational x-ray diffraction, and/or interfacially-dominated processes including tribology + Experience with applying machine learning techniques to materials simulations + Track record of collaborating with experimentalists and other modelers to design advanced materials for engineering applications + Experience in modeling the behavior and response of a wide variety of materials including materials of interest to the Department of Energy + Effective interpersonal skills with demonstrated experience building effective relationships and crafting creative solutions in a team environment, including collaborations with industry, academia, and/or research laboratories + Strong verbal and technical writing skills About Our Team: The Computational Materials and Data Science Department provides advanced computational analysis to deliver insight and solutions to engineering materials issues. Capabilities include model development at the nanoscale and mesoscale to understand materials structure, properties and performance, interfacial dynamics, defect initiation and propagation, multivariate analysis, and signal processing. We work closely with experimental colleagues to validate our computational work. Our multidisciplinary background and materials science expertise is sought out to understand the mechanistic and physical bases of the aging and wear of materials including metals, ceramics, semiconductors, biomaterials, and polymers in support of DOE nuclear and non-nuclear missions. Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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: 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. Job ID: 684309

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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