Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation's security?
The WMD (weapons of mass destruction) Threats and Aerosol Science Department is seeking a R&D professional to lead projects that characterize a variety of aerosols, investigate novel uses of aerosols, simulate the transport and decay of aerosols and aerosol particles, and use expertise in aerosol science to improve the nation’s response to Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) threats. This Team applies novel concepts to both quantify and characterize hazardous aerosols and utilize aerosol mechanisms for mitigation and response approaches.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Generate, characterize, measure, and detect aerosol particles.
Identify useful applications of aerosolized particles.
Demonstrate an understanding of how aerosolized particles evolve under various conditions and interact with larger systems.
Develop, acquire funding, and lead projects related to aerosolized particles.
Support emergency response teams, which will require being on call 24/7 approximately one week in four. Some travel will be required.
Organization 6633, WMD Threats and Aerosol Science, applies chemistry, biology, computer science, engineering, and aerosol science to address real world situations that involve Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), primarily chemical and biological (CB) threats. The Team focuses on countering CB threats and similar dangers by conducting research and development in transport and fate, decontamination and remediation, and detection and interdiction of CB threats, especially aerosolized threats. The Team also uses extensive knowledge of aerosol science, chemistry, and engineering to address broader technological issues, ranging from the development of commercial products, especially decontamination formulations, and the performance of various foams to using aerosols to enhance the performance of security and weapon systems.
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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, 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.
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.
A Master's degree in Atmospheric Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Biology, or another relevant discipline
4 years of experience with aerosol generation, characterization, use, measurement, and/or detection
Experience with laboratory and field measurement of environmental or atmospheric aerosols, and general aerosol science
Experience developing successful research and development proposals and effectively leading the resulting projects
Experience leading projects for DOE, DHS, DoD, or other U.S. governmental agencies
Doctorate in Atmospheric Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science, Biology or another relevant discipline; or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Familiarity with common laboratory practices used in aerosol science, which could include practices in fields such as biology, microbiology, pharmacology, chemistry, and physics
5 or more years of experience working with aerosols in a laboratory setting
Experience developing new analytical and experimental techniques for the characterization of aerosol particles and/or plumes
Experience developing novel aerosol technologies for CBRN applications, especially threat mitigation, evaluation, and characterization technologies
Experience performing, or collaborating with experts to perform, numerical simulations of aerosol behavior, such as particle evolution, dispersal dynamics, or partitioning of multiphase systems
Experience developing chemical or biological contamination response and mitigation technologies
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must 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.
Internal Number: 664925
About Sandia National Laboratories
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, biotechnology, 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.