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.
What Your Job Will Be Like
We are seeking a R&D Nuclear Engineer with strong data science and modeling and simulation skills to join our dynamic team.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Perform gamma/neutron radiation transport studies to model the response of various radiation detection systems.
Design, build, and test novel sensor systems with Sandia-developed detection algorithms.
Perform test and measurement experiments to characterize sensor performance.
Develop data analysis tools in Python, Matlab, Root, or similar languages.
Develop data acquisition systems for tailored applications.
Write technical reports summarizing R&D efforts.
Conceive of and contribute to R&D proposals for new work.
Lead and collaborate on projects at low, mid, and high Technology Readiness Levels (TRLs).
Qualifications We Require
Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field plus one (1) year relevant experience;
or Bachelor's degree with a minimum of five (5) years of relevant experience
Experience using or designing radiation detection systems (gamma or neutron)
Knowledge of radiation transport calculations
Knowledge of Monte Carlo N Particle (MCNP) transport software
Demonstrated ability to post-process and work with large sets of data
Proven ability to produce technical documents
Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Linux system operation experience
Experience with Matlab or python data analysis and post-processing
Experience with or knowledge of machine learning techniques and standard methodologies
Experience conducting radiation detection measurement experiments
Experience using GEANT4
About Our Team
The Nuclear Verification Department (6831) is making the world a safer place by helping the US Government to reduce nuclear threats. We give policymakers technical options for verifying declared nuclear warheads and materials to enable effective arms control treaties and agreements. We research, develop, evaluate, and field new technologies that increase our government's capability to verify treaties and manage nuclear materials. Our diverse work includes technical development of radiation detectors, information barriers, sensors, tags, seals, information management and protection, and other fieldable, low power nuclear security technologies. Our programs are performed collaboratively with scientists and engineers in the Global Security & Cooperation Center (6800), across Sandia, with other national laboratories and international partners.
This Limited Term Employee (LTE) position is a temporary position for one year term, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to a maximum of seven years.
Individuals in LTE 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.
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 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.
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.