Postdoctoral Appointee - Statistics

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7061151 (Ref:669388)

Posted: October 5, 2019

Job Description

We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate to contribute to our high quality interdisciplinary research. Do you thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and are eager to learn new concepts and address novel technical challenges? If so, keep reading. On any given day, you may be called upon to: + Perform as part of a technical team conducting creative statistical research + Take part in developing advanced research ideas and transforming those into original research proposals + Publish outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed journals and present results at conference meetings + Interact with a diverse and interdisciplinary collection of colleagues and sponsors

Required:
+ PhD in statistics or closely related discipline

Desired:
+ Publication record commensurate to research expertise + Strong interest in or proven capacity to team in an interdisciplinary R&D environment + Strong oral and written communication skills + Experience and comfort collaborating with scientists from diverse backgrounds with a preference for experience working in an engineering environment + Experience in acquiring, preparing, and analyzing real world data + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance

Department Description:

The Statistical Sciences department provides innovative statistical solutions to help tackle the most challenging national security problems and are leaders in the advancement of statistical techniques for national defense applications. Through research, collaboration, and education we inform the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to help Sandia execute its missions. We develop and deploy statistical algorithms to significantly improve national security capabilities. Statisticians within the department participate as collaborators, principal investigators, and consultants in a broad range of activities that extend across and outside the Laboratories. They provide statistical expertise and support to all of Sandia mission areas. The activities include project participation (via statistical analysis and methodology development), applied research and development, teaching, and publishing. Areas of emphasis include design of experiments, industrial statistics, statistical quality control, probabilistic modeling and computer simulation, Bayesian statistics, spatial data analysis, functional data analysis, machine learning, reliability and maintainability analysis, margin and uncertainty analysis, and metrology.

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 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.



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