: We are seeking a R&D Biological Scientist The WMD Threats and Aerosol Science Department is seeking an engineer or scientist with an advanced technical education and experience with the generation, characterization, measurement, and detection of aerosol particles, particularly biological and chemical threat particles and/or therapeutic aerosol, to lead projects and be a national resource in the areas of aerosol science, chemical and biological detection, and aerosol formulation of therapeutics and decontamination\. The successful applicant will be part of a high performing team that characterizes biological and chemical aerosol particles, investigates novel chemical and biological decontamination and mitigation technologies, and works to improve the nation's response to CBRNE threats\. Examples of how the successful candidate may accomplish these objectives include developing and leading projects that investigate the effects of the environment on threat particles, developing new approaches for the characterization of WMD threat particles, or developing novel aerosol formulations for broad CBRNE applications\. Applicants are expected to be familiar with laboratory and field measurement of chemical and biological aerosol, general aerosol science, aerosol generation and bench\-level biology\. Once the successful applicant has demonstrated the necessary analytical skills, he or she may support emergency response teams, which will require being on call 24/7 approximately one week in four\. Some travel will be required\. individuals and teams from a number of agencies and organizations\. Excellent written and verbal communication skills as the candidate will be expected to interact with customers and to document and present their work for customers\. Required: \-An advanced degree in Atmospheric Science, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or another relevant discipline\. \-At least 2 years of experience with aerosol generation, characterization, measurement, and/or detection\. \-Familiarity with common laboratory practices involving biology, chemistry, or aerosol science\. \-Experience with laboratory and field measurement of chemical and biological aerosol, general aerosol science, and bench\-level chemistry or biology\. Desired: \-Doctorate in Atmospheric Science, Chemical Engineering, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or another relevant discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience\. \-3\-5 years of experience generating and measuring biological aerosols, chemical aerosols and/or therapeutic aerosols in a laboratory setting\. \-Experience developing new biological assays for the characterization of biological aerosol particles\. \-Experience developing novel aerosol formulations for CBRNE applications, especially therapeutics and decontamination applications\. \-Experience developing chemical or biological contamination response and mitigation technologies\. \-Experience with a wide variety of aerosol measurement techniques\. \-Experience developing and/or fielding chemical and biological detection systems\. \-Experience leading projects for the DOE, DHS, DoD, or other U\.S\. governmental agencies\. \-Experience developing successful proposals for research and development projects\. Department Description: The WMD \(weapons of mass destruction\) Threats and Aerosol Science Department conducts leading edge research, development, and performance evaluations of technologies and systems for a variety of security applications, including chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive \(CBRNE\) threats\. The department's highly skilled staff works in the areas of research and development, system engineering design and fabrication, test and evaluation, and field applications\. More specifically, the department: \-performs R&D in the detection, identification, and mitigation of WMD threats, especially biological and chemical threats; \-researches the characteristics of these threats, including the atmospheric aging of aerosolized particles and the properties of chemical and biological agents; \-investigates new approaches for stand\-off detection of threats, including biological aerosols and chemical agents; \-develops and demonstrates novel response and restoration techniques for WMD threats, especially biological and chemical; \-develops and implements analysis algorithms, which are widely used within the national laboratories and government agencies; \-evaluates performance of commercially available sensors; \-provides technical support to DOE, DHS, and DoD; \-fields custom systems for specialized applications; and \-provides training in the use of aerosol systems for specific applications\. Our customers include the Department of Energy \(DOE\), the Department of Homeland Security \(DHS\), the Department of Defense \(DoD\), the Technical Support Working Group \(TSWG\), and the Federal Bureau of Investigation \(FBI\)\. 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: Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\. EEO Statement: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.