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Postdoctoral Appointee - Three-Dimensional Lattice Metamaterials
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years\. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment\.

Individuals in postdoctoral 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\.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to join the Nanostructure Physics Department\. Are you passionate about the design, synthesis, and mechanical testing of novel 3\-dimensional lattice metamaterials, also known as architected materials, microtrusses, honeycombs, or acoustic metamaterials? Do you dream of collaborating with a multidisciplinary team integrating experts from across Sandia, including Engineering Sciences; Materials, Chemical, and Physical Sciences; and Computing Research Divisions? If so, you will want to consider applying for this role, which provides the opportunity to work as part of a dynamic team conducting research in state\-of\-the\-art facilities\.

On any given day, you may:

+ Collaborate in multidisciplinary teams with authorities in metal, ceramic, and polymer additive manufacturing; in\-situ electron microscopy; high\-performance parallel computing; and mechanical testing
+ Work on ground breaking research that is expected to lead to both patents and publications
+ Work with novel intellectual property that is unique to Sandia National Labs
+ Engage with the scientific community by publishing results and attending conferences


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related discipline
+ A record of impactful scientific achievement as evidenced by a history of publications in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Experimental experience in materials mechanics or structural mechanics
+ Experience with data acquisition and control hardware and software
+ Experience with solid modelling \(e\.g\. Solidworks, Pro\-E, etc\.\)
+ Experience using analytic or computational modelling to interpret data and experimental results


+ Experience with Matlab for data processing
+ Experience with additive manufacturing
+ Experience with finite element analysis
+ Experience with digital image correlation
+ Experience with structural dynamics and material testing
+ Experience with microstructural analysis

Department Description:

The Nanostructure Physics department \(01881\) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies \(CINT\)\. CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility dedicated to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials\. Through its core facility in Albuquerque and gateway facility at Los Alamos, CINT provides users from academia, industry, and government labs, open access to the tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro\- and macro world\. CINT is an equal partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory\.

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:

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\.

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.