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R&D High Voltage Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Job Description

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Are you passionate about your work and dream of using innovative facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security!

We are seeking an individual with technical expertise in lightning, electrical breakdown, electromagnetics, high-voltage systems, and electromagnetic systems. This position will include elements of technical projects or scientific research and includes assisting in resolution of problems, designing new facilities, assessing current and future threats, presentation of results, and preparation of reports.

In this role you will also support the Department Manager in strategic and scientific advisory roles for assessment of risks to components and systems in the environments mentioned above, including creating plans to mitigate the risks. You will collaborate with sponsors, which includes various DoD and DOE agencies, participating universities and national laboratories.Key functions of this role include:

  • Supporting the design and analysis of future high voltage and electromagnetic systems

  • Collaborating with sponsors from defense and National security programs, and

  • Providing technical guidance to assess threats to systems in extreme environments

Join our team and achieve your dreams while making a difference!

This position is eligible for telecommuting and the selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary.

Qualifications We Require:

  • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, High Voltage Dielectrics or in a related field

  • Experience in research and publishing in electrical breakdown, lightning, or electromagnetics

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q Clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

  • Proven experimental research in materials and electrical breakdown

  • Demonstrated experimental research in material behaviors in electromagnetic environments

  • Proven experimental research in lightning environments

  • Experience in design, maintenance, and operation of high-voltage systems

  • Hands-on training in electronics technology design and qualification

  • Experience leading and completing multiple programs and projects

  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of internal and external sponsors

  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow through to completion on multiple simultaneous tasks

About Our Team:

Department 1353 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) Programs. Our capabilities include experimental electromagnetics, the design and manufacturing of advanced power electronics, compact high current drivers, electron beam accelerators, x-ray sources, development and analysis of advanced materials and components, and plasma physics. Department 1353 employs a comprehensive research approach that includes analysis, simulation, and hardware verification. This team is part of the Radiation, Electrical and High Energy Density Science (REHEDS) Research Foundation at Sandia.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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.

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