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R& D, Economist (Senior)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The Resilience and Regulatory Effects Department is looking for an Economist to team with current staff\. Our department consists of technical staff with degrees in varied scientific fields who excel in working in a team environment, are curious and eager to explore scientific fields outside of their educational training, and possess highly entrepreneurial mindset, proactively reaching out to define and execute work across Sandia and in support of external sponsors\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Team with current staff in conducting consequence analyses across a wide range of homeland security\-related scenarios \(largely man\-made and natural disasters\), conduct cost\-benefit analyses of public policies, and develop microeconomic models and other tools on an as\-needed basis;
+ Support several government sponsors, typically Department of Homeland Security and Department of Energy, in the areas of critical infrastructure modeling/simulation projects\. The output of our modeling and simulation efforts are used for analysis that supports policy and operations planning;
+ Utilize expertise and work experience in a combination of micro\-econometrics, energy economics, and disaster resilience as necessary\.
+ Work closely with experienced modelers, application creators, GIS and other database developers, and analysis teams in support of government organizations and in collaboration with academia and industry;
+ Engage with internal and external sponsors to understand needs, create requirements, conceptualize solutions, develop fast turnaround white papers, presentations and other communication materials as well as produce and communicate analysis results to diverse audiences\.


+ Bachelor’s degree in STEM \(e\.g\. Engineering, Science, Technology, Math/Operations, Research/Statistics, Economics, etc\.\)
+ Ph\.D\. in Economics;
+ Previous work experience in Economics or a related field;
+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
+ Proficiency with one of the following: Matlab, R, SAS, or Stata;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance\.


+ Expertise and work experience in a combination of micro\-econometrics, energy economics, and disaster resilience;
+ Environmental, or natural resource economics;
+ Energy economics;
+ Economic impact analysis;
+ Disaster analysis and resilience;
+ Synthesizing large complex reports into high\-level briefings;
+ Experience using Regional Economic Models Inc\., IMPLAN, or other economics tools;
+ Experience in data analysis and results visualization;
+ Demonstrated ability to work well in diverse teams in support of diverse set of sponsors;
+ Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills;
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills for diverse audiences;
+ Demonstrated ability to independently define and develop innovative approaches and solutions to a diverse range of complex problems;
+ DOE Q\-level security clearance\.

Department Description:

The Resilience and Regulatory Effects Department researches, develops, and applies cutting edge analysis methodologies to create science\-based regulatory policy solutions\. We develop frameworks in which proposed options can be compared and prioritized to achieve system resilience for national critical resources\. These complex problems with national significance are addressed by using a multi\-disciplinary approach\. The department? s diversity includes staff with advanced degrees in economics, modeling & analysis, chemistry, mathematics, physics, geophysics, social science and operations research\. We additionally partner with experts in other fields internally and externally\.

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 L\-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 L\-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

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.