Thread: Sandia National Labs: Theoretical and Computational Geophysics and Modeling Position

Started: 2016-11-04 21:13:45
Last activity: 2016-11-04 21:13:45
Dear Colleagues,

The Geophysics Department at Sandia National Labs would like to draw attention to an open R&D Geoscience Engineering early-to mid-career staff position in Theoretical and Computational Geophysics and Modeling. The ad is pasted below and contained as an attachment. Please feel free to circulate this information to any qualified candidates.

Job Title: R&D Geosciences Engineer (Experienced)
Job ID #:655194
Location: Albuquerque, NM

The Geophysics Department at Sandia National Laboratories is soliciting applications for an early- to mid-career technical staff position in theoretical and computational geophysics and modeling. The successful applicant will have demonstrated excellence in the areas of seismic, acoustic, infrasound and electromagnetic modeling and inversion. They will initially support existing department R&D efforts within these areas and will be expected to provide their expertise to Sandia mission area programs and also define, develop and execute novel, high-impact, cross-disciplinary team efforts within them that advance the state of the art. This will be accomplished by pursuing funding opportunities via a competitive internal laboratory-directed research and development proposal process and competitive proposal processes for both internal and external customers within Sandia’s mission area programs. The successful candidate will be expected to increase both Sandia’s and their own impact and standing in these programs by producing high-quality results, which can include classified or limited distribution deliverables, publications in peer-reviewed journals, patents, conference presentations, reports, etc., depending on customer requirements. The successful applicant will be expected to perform their work according to Sandia values, which include serving national needs, delivering with excellence, respect for others, teaming, and scientific integrity.

1 Ph.D. in Geophysics, or closely-related discipline, with an emphasis on modeling
2 Ability to be granted and maintain a DOE Q-level clearance

1. Demonstrated research experience in the following technical fields: theoretical geophysics; seismology; infrasound; electromagnetic methods; inverse theory, modeling and optimization, including full waveform inversion; uncertainty quantification, mathematical geophysical analysis; continuum mechanics; geophysical signal processing; compressive sensing; processing and analysis of field-collected data sets
2. Strong organizational, written, oral, and presentation skills, including the ability effectively communicate scientific/engineering concepts and results at multiple levels (highly technical to high-level/programmatic)
3. Demonstrated ability to work effectively both individually and on teams
4. Demonstrated ability to adapt to change
5. Demonstrated ability deliver high-quality results on-time and on-schedule under challenging circumstances
6. Demonstrated ability to help customers define requirements and technical path forward
7. Demonstrated professional mentoring of others
8. Demonstrated experience defining and executing research and development efforts, from the proposal writing stage to delivery and dissemination of results
9. Demonstrated proficiency in a Unix environment and with Unix shell scripting
10. Demonstrated experience in high-performance scientific computing
11. Demonstrated proficiency with FORTRAN, C, C++, Julia, MPI, OpenMP, Python, MATLAB
12. Post-graduate professional geophysics R&D experience

Apply at: Click on Search for Openings, and type the Job ID number 655194 into the Keywords box. Click on the Search button to access this job opening, and complete an online application.

Department Description:
The Geophysics Department at Sandia National Laboratories performs geophysics research and development in support of Sandia’s mission as a national security laboratory. We apply our geophysics expertise to address national-level challenges in Sandia mission area programs, including ground-based nuclear detonation detection, energy exploration and resource characterization in support of national energy security, nuclear nonproliferation, defense, homeland security, and nuclear weapons. The department has a broad range of expertise in field seismology and modeling, subsurface characterization, seismic, electromagnetic, atmospheric acoustic and infrasound modeling, evaluation of seismic and infrasound sensors and systems, and the processing, analysis, and interpretation of all types of geophysical data. The department’s technical work spans the spectrum from theoretical to applied and includes strong modeling, lab and field data collection, and analysis capabilities. The department serves as Sandia’s resource for geophysics expertise.

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 schedules, 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.

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 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

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