Thread: Aerosol Scientist/Mechanical Engineer

Started: 2020-06-18 16:25:56
Last activity: 2020-06-18 16:25:56
Adrienne Gallegos
2020-06-18 16:25:56
Institution: Sandia National Laboratoires
Open Until: 2020-07-03

Are you passionate about your work and dream of crafting solutions to significant issues for this nation's security? Join our dynamic team to address some of the most exciting challenges facing our nation’s security!
We are seeking an Aerosol Scientist or Mechanical Engineer to join our team in multiple activities supporting the Nuclear Non-Proliferation missions. Specific research areas include:

• Aerosol Sciences and Thermal Fluid Systems
• Filtration systems design and testing
• Particle dynamics simulations
• Sensor concept design, development and testing
• Related modeling and analysis efforts

The selected applicant will integrate into an established team to perform research and development focused on customer mission requirements through phenomenological understanding to system/model concept development, design, and analysis. Areas of research focus include, development of novel experimental setups, modeling via code development or simulation packages, and research in aerosol sciences detection and measurement systems.

You will work on diverse problem sets requiring collaboration with multidisciplinary teams. Opportunities exist to perform data collects and analysis to prove informed empirical hypotheses, as well as in support of model development and validation. Future work will be motivated by your vision, which will include the publication and presentation of significant research findings along with new systems concept designs.
Some travel is required for this role.

Department Description:

We have researched and developed new monitoring systems and technologies for over half a century. Building on that legacy, today we support national security missions involving nuclear proliferation detection, treaty monitoring, arms control, and various needs within the national security communities.

In addition, we perform research and development for national security applications. We exploit scientific advances and engineering technologies across a broad spectrum to enable advances in components and systems for national security. We engage with technologically savvy users to mature technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. In addition, the department serves as a principal Sandia point of contact and as independent advisors for US Special Operations Forces.

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:

*These benefits vary by job classification.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.


• Master’s degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science/Engineering, or a related technical field
• Lab experience that includes experiment design, testing, monitoring, troubleshooting, and data analysis
• Proficiency in modeling and simulation, data analysis, and coding languages
• Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance


• Ph. D. in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Material Science/Engineering, or a related technical field
• Experience designing, building and working with aerosol science experiments to include advanced filtration systems and fluid/aerosol instrumentation (e.g. flow meters, pressure gauges, instruments for data acquisition)
• Proficiency with computational fluid dynamics, fluid mechanics, particle dynamics and/or code development
• Exposure to complex coupled physics processes
• Experience with: combustive thermochemistry; atmospheric and environmental particulate sciences; particle-laden flows; particulate formation and fate phenomenology; and/or radionuclide safety and control measures
• Experience with running code on high performance computing systems
• Application of statistical analysis methods
• Proven track record of effective communication (written and verbal) to include presentations and crafting detailed scientific and engineering documentation
• Proven ability to collaborate with teams to successfully execute complex projects in a variety of roles (leader and group member)
• Experience mentoring student interns
• Active L or Q security clearance

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
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