Power Electronics and Controls Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7103672 (Ref:683928)

Posted: June 22, 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: We are looking for innovators with a background in power electronics and controls! Join our premier research and development group focused on pushing the performance limits of electrical systems through the development, execution, and analysis of advanced power electronic and control technologies. There are opportunities to aid in the qualification of components and systems in electromagnetic environments as well as opportunities to do first principles research, attend and present at conferences, publish research, and collaborate with the world’s experts in electromagnetics. Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to: + Creation and development of advanced technologies for converting and moving electrical energy for national security needs. + Use and development of concepts to enable greater resilience through architectures and controls, higher switching frequencies, and increased efficiency + Supporting the design and evaluation of critical components and systems. + Assurance of safe and secure operations that are consistent with ES&H and security Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference! This position is eligible for some telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary. Qualifications We Require: + PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or a related field + Experience in the physical phenomena associated with power electronic based systems + Experience in applied research + Experience publishing in conferences or journals + Ability to obtain and maintain a Q-level clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Five years or more of experience in experimental power electronics and controls research. + An understanding of fundamental power electronic and controls topics such as switch mode energy conversion, electromagnetic compatibility, thermal dissipation, electrical breakdown, system control, and optimization. + Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals and reports About Our Team: Department 1353 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) Programs. Our capabilities include experimental electromagnetics, the design and manufacturing of advanced power electronics, compact high current drivers, electron beam accelerators, x-ray sources, development and analysis of advanced materials and components, and plasma physics. Department 1353 employs a comprehensive research approach that includes analysis, simulation, and hardware verification.

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: 683928

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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