Postdoctoral Appointee - Experimental Impact Mechanics Laboratory

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7056782 (Ref.No. 666846)
Posted: April 5, 2019

Job Description

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security? You can be the Postdoctoral Appointee we are seeking for the Experimental Impact Mechanics Laboratory. In this role, you will: + Perform experimental mechanics research with an emphasis on high-rate characterization of materials and structures with split Hopkinson bar (or Kolsky bar) techniques implemented with advanced diagnostic techniques + Work with research engineers in EIML and collaborate with research engineers in other groups including Structural Mechanics Lab, Mechanical Shock Lab, and computational solid mechanics group + Support research activities in the following areas: mechanical characterization of materials in normal and abnormal environments, rate-dependent material model development, dynamic failure and fracture, and advanced experimental methods/diagnostic technique development + Perform experimental design, execution, and analysis + Produce technical reports, peer-reviewed journal articles, and conference presentations

Required:
+ You will have a PhD in Mechanical, Civil, Aerospace Engineering or a related field with an emphasis in solid mechanics + Your background will have strong understanding in experimental mechanics + You have a record of publication as evidenced by peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences + You can obtain and maintain a DoE L clearance

Desired:
Ideally, your background should also include: + Experience on a variety of mechanical test frames including, MTS or Instron load frames and drop tables + Experience with advanced optical methods including digital image correlation (DIC), high-speed imaging, or other optical metrology + Experience working both independently and as part of a team + Knowledge and experience with impact mechanics, engineering mechanics, or material sciences + Commitment to operational safety, security and quality + Strong communication and interpersonal skills as need to work successfully in a diverse team environment

Department Description:

The Experimental Solid Mechanics Department 1528 is part of the Engineering Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. Our center is the steward of engineering mechanics for Sandia and we are dedicated to solving our customer’s most pressing and important national security problems. Our department specializes in experimental technologies related to structural mechanics and mechanics of materials. With our state of the art experimental technologies, technical expertise, and analytical capabilities in sister departments, we provide integrated customer solutions in the following areas: mechanical characterization of materials, components, and structures in normal or abnormal environments, development and application of state-of-the-art experimental and diagnostic techniques for scientific and mission impacts, and integration of analytical, computational, and experimental efforts for engineering solutions to national security problems. Our mission is to use research-development-application (R-D-A) spectrum for physical discovery, model development and validation, and qualification and acceptance for nuclear weapons, defense, energy, and other applications.

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) L-level 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 must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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. : 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.



 

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