Postdoctoral Appointee - Complex Systems Data Scientist

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7077773 (Ref:676032)

Posted: April 29, 2021

Job Description

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. : We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Brainstorm new approaches to difficult problems + Publish work results in a technical journal or conference + Analyze and integrate information from multiple sources into a coherent form + Apply and combine innovative techniques from multiple fields of science + Advance the state-of-the-art in model validation

Required:
+ Recent PhD in relevant STEM field such as mathematics, computer science, statistics, electrical engineering, or related subject + Ability to work both independently and on multi-disciplinary teams + Ability to acquire Q-level security clearance + Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Desired:
+ Proficiency in computer programming languages such as Python, C++, or Java + Complex algorithm development experience + Demonstrated strong software development skills and familiarity with modern software development methodologies, practices, and tools + Proven experience in Sensitivity and Probabilistic Analysis + Proven background in graph theory, information sciences, linear algebra, differential equations, geospatial technologies

Department Description:

The Complex Systems for National Security Group (Group 8720 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) researches and applies mathematical, computational science, and systems engineering approaches to analyze, predict and influence the behavior of complex, highly interdependent systems critical to our nation’s security. We provide capabilities motivated by the challenge of understanding, quantifying, and controlling the resilience of key complex systems critical to the laboratories’ National Security mission. The approaches and capabilities we provide are used to address complicated system and enterprise-level challenges facing a diverse set of national security partners. We also conduct work and advance capabilities in the areas of optimization, data science, artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning, complex systems modeling and analysis, and geospatial analytics.

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 Statement:

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. : Employees must remain in their current position for one year before applying for a new position, with the exception of student interns. Application of this requirement will not supersede the Laboratories’ collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees. : 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.

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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