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Faculty Sabbatical - Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an individual to serve their Faculty Sabbatical with the Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department\.

The position involves the following:

• Research and development of numerical methods for digital image correlation, including novel techniques for stereo correlation and triangulation

• Software implementation in the DICe software package \(https://github\.com/dicengine/dice\)

• Close collaboration with the Diagnostic Science & Engineering Department, in particular Phil Reu and Elizabeth Jones

The University Faculty Program is designed to attract professors from colleges and universities throughout the country\. Applicants are recruited nationally for assignments\. The Faculty Sabbatical Program is based on the term of the faculty members’ sabbatical appointment, granted by their university or college\.


• Ph\.D\. in engineering, mathematics, or computer science

• Professorship in a tenured/tenure\-track position in an engineering, mathematics, or computer science department at a U\.S\. University

• Research experience, as evidenced by technical publications and presentations, in digital image correlation


• Expertise in scientific computing and numerical methods

• Experience and/or training in one or more engineering application areas, such engineering mechanics

• Excellent written and oral communication skills

• Understanding of formal software quality engineering principles

Department Description:

The mission of the Optimization and Uncertainty Quantification Department at Sandia National Laboratories is to provide leadership in the research, development, and application of scientific optimization and UQ algorithms and software\. Staff members work in a collaborative, highly multidisciplinary, team\-based environment\. The department is well known for DAKOTA, a multilevel, parallel, object\-oriented framework for design optimization, parameter estimation, uncertainty quantification, and sensitivity analyses\. Broad partnerships are maintained at many levels, and collaborations are actively carried out with other government institutions, universities and industry\. The department frequently hosts students and faculty from world\-class universities for extended visits through the Computer Science Research Institute \(CSRI; see http://www\.cs\.sandia\.gov/CSRI/\)\.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

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.