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R& D, Biological Scientist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an R&D, Biological Scientist to join our team\.

Technical duties of this position include isolation and culturing of environmental microbes, metagenomic analysis, bioinformatics, and materials compatibility testing\. Characterization techniques require a working knowledge/experience with genomic DNA isolation, PCR, DNA sequencing, optical microscopy, UV\-Vis and fluorescence spectroscopy, bioinformatics tools such as BLAST, and database management tools\.


+ M\.S\. in life and/or environmental sciences or closely related field PLUS two or more years of relevant experience


+ Laboratory Experience

Department Description:

Surveillance Assessment Engineers \(SAEs\) work to assess and inform regarding the integrity of data used for assertions regarding the state of the nuclear weapons stockpile, provide independent views of the effectiveness of the weapons test program over the life cycle, and help ensure appropriate information is available to allow accurate stockpile surety assessments today and into the future\. We engage the design, surveillance, and assessment organizations in the planning and implementation of surveillance testing and data analysis, and the evaluation and resolution of stockpile anomalies\. We perform analyses and special studies related to assessment requirements and to the performance and effectiveness of the surveillance program throughout the design\-to\-retirement life cycle of a weapon\. SAEs serve as core team members on all Significant Finding Investigations \(SFIs\), and Weapon Assessment Teams \(WATs\)\. The Surveillance Assessment department is a part of the Independent Surety Assessment Group \(9410\) that provides an independent objective analysis about the surety status of the stockpile to inform decisions of the Sandia nuclear deterrence community and management, which includes annual direct reporting to the Lab Director\.

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

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.