Optimization and Operations Research Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7125841 (Ref:687798)

Posted: January 24, 2023

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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a dedicated postdoctoral appointee to join our discrete math & optimization team. On any given day, you may be involved in the following activities: + Conducting research in the design, implementation, and evaluation of novel optimization algorithms or, broadly, operations research + Applying expertise in optimization, operations research, or mathematical modeling to challenging, invigorating problem domains such as power grid modeling, energy resilience and planning, decarbonization, scheduling, cybersecurity, process systems engineering, or many other national security domains in which our department participates + Participating in the development of software tools and capabilities used internally and by others + Collaborating with experts in a stimulating interdisciplinary environment to develop theoretical and practical approaches for solving real-world problems + Communicating results (through publications and presentations) to sponsors, collaborators, and the broader research community Qualifications We Require: + Possess, or close to completing, a PhD degree in operations research, engineering, computer science, mathematics, or a related field, and possess a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) + Experience with optimization paradigms such as linear programming, integer programming, stochastic programming, nonlinear programming, or other forms of mathematical programming or constraint programming. + Experience with programming languages such as Python or C/C++ + Track record of publications in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and interests in interdisciplinary research + Proven interpersonal skills and able to communicate influentially both in writing and orally + Experience with common optimization solvers such as Gurobi, CPLEX, or Ipopt, or modeling environments such as Pyomo or JuMP About Our Team: The Discrete Math and Optimization department conducts groundbreaking research that is inspired by and finds application in Sandia’s many mission areas. Principal areas of focus include combinatorial optimization, integer-, mixed-integer, and stochastic programming and related forms of optimization, graph and quantum algorithms. Enabling technologies and software tools are important products of the department. The department works on a wide variety of application areas including scientific computing, energy systems, cybersecurity, and planning, scheduling, and logistics. 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. 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. Position Information: 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. Job ID: 687798

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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