Cybersecurity for Distributed Energy Systems Postdoctoral Appointee
Job posting number: #7088441 (Ref:679092)
Posted: November 5, 2021
Job DescriptionThis 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. 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 collective bargaining agreements. See collective bargaining labor agreements for represented bidder eligibility requirements for represented employees. : 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. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status 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. : The Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration Department has an immediate postdoctoral opening for a hardworking and dedicated researcher. This department is highly inter-disciplinary, working with universities, utilities, government agencies, and both national and international research organizations. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Modeling, simulation, and emulation of complex power systems + Industrial control systems and SCADA systems + Network operation information protection, and resilience + Vulnerability assessments + Intrusion prevention/detection and response, penetration testing, and forensics + Data science, information theory, and streaming and behavioral analytics + Virtualization (system and network) and cloud technologies
+ PhD in a relevant field such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Security, or Cyber Security + Experience with Linux environments + Strong programming skills in Python + Strong record of research contributions as evidenced in publications in high quality journals or presentations at conferences + The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance
+ Proven problem solving skills and the ability to analyze and provide solutions + Experience with penetration testing, Kali Linux tools, or certified ethical hacker credentials + Well-developed technical skills with the ability to prioritize and complete in a disciplined and focused manner + Strong oral and written communication skills; able to explain complex ideas clearly and concisely + Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work well within a team of peers with backgrounds in a wide range of subject areas + Ability to multitask and to deliver results on a variety of different activities + Additional programming skills, e.g., Java, MATLAB, C/C++, or others
Sandia's Renewable and Distributed Systems Integration (RDSI) department conducts research, development and demonstrations of new components and systems that will enable rapid transition to a grid based on clean and distributed energy resources. The department partners extensively with the U.S. industry and other research institutions to pursue high-value solutions that improve performance, safety, reliability and resilience of energy systems. We establish the technical foundation for advanced models, analysis methods, controls, standards, cyber-security solutions and power electronics concepts applicable to micro-grids and interconnected systems. Much of this work is conducted at Sandia's Distributed Energy Technologies Laboratory (DETL), a world-recognized systems integration research facility for over 40 years. This work is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy. A growing portion of our customer base includes other Sandia departments, including LDRD; members of the U.S. industry; and other U.S. government agencies.
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.
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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
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.
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.