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Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Dynamics
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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\.


A team of dedicated and high\-performing experts led by Dr\. Susan Rempe is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral appointee for research in molecular simulations of biomolecular and material systems\. Are you ready for a challenge and willing to do creative research? Join this diverse and passionate team to achieve success while making a difference\.

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

+ Design, run, and analyze molecular dynamics simulations as part of a collaborative team under the mentorship of world\-leading experts in the field;
+ Work independently and as an active and efficient teammate;
+ Write manuscripts and travel to present research at national society conferences\.


+ PhD in Biophysics, Chemistry, Physics, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field;
+ Good interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publications of results in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences;
+ Experience with statistical mechanics and free energy calculations\.


+ Experience with large\-scale atomistic simulations of polymer and nanostructured systems;
+ Experience with atomistic simulation methods, including molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo methods;
+ Experience with high\-performance computing platforms;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance\.

Department Description:

The Nanobiology Department, located in Albuquerque, New Mexico, is part of Sandia’s Biological and Material Sciences Center\. The group develops and applies new experimental and computational capabilities to understand fundamental mechanisms underlying cellular and biomolecular processes and phenomena\. These capabilities are also used to integrate biomolecular processes, biological principles, biomimetic materials, and biomolecular functions into nano\- and microscale systems, thereby deriving innovative solutions to national\-security problems involving biodefense, public health, and energy\. Current capabilities include state\-of\-the\-art imaging of whole cells and single proteins; protein engineering; spectroscopic techniques to characterize cellular and molecular modifications; electrophysiology coupled with imaging; materials synthesis;

and computational expertise in state\-of\-the\-art density\-functional and molecular\-dynamics simulation techniques for investigating complex biological and synthetic systems\. To learn more, visit http://bio\.sandia\.gov \.

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:

No clearance required\.

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

Sandia will conduct 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:

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.