[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Appointee - Geochemistry/Atmospheric Chemistry, Sandia National Laboratories

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Thu Jul 5 06:27:34 MDT 2018



What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee in Geochemistry/Atmospheric
chemistry. Are you looking to do innovative and creative research? Do you
want to be a member of a high performing team? We are a diverse,
interdisciplinary team of scientists and professionals. Consider joining our

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

.        Perform chemical/thermodynamic modeling of atmospheric aerosols and
deliquescent brines, and aerosol exchange reactions with atmospheric gasses;

.        Work as a team member performing experimental and computational
studies evaluating the composition and evolution of deliquescent brines on
heated metal surfaces;

.        Work on a multi-disciplinary team involving several university and
national lab partners evaluating the potential atmospheric corrosion of
stainless steel structures;

.        Work to produce publications that show the creative research
performed which you can publish in leading technical journals and
presentations at national and international technical meetings.


Qualifications We Require

.        PhD in Atmospheric Science, Geochemistry, or a closely related

.        Expertise in chemical modeling of atmospheric aerosols and exchange
reactions with atmospheric gases, or in geochemical modeling of concentrated
salt solutions;

.        Laboratory experience with experimental design and materials

.        Strong record of independent research, peer-reviewed publications
and conference presentations;

.        Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.

Qualifications We Desire

.        Prior experience working with atmospheric datasets such as CASTNET
and AQS;

.        Familiarity with atmospheric corrosion processes;Record of
interdisciplinary research collaborations;

.        Ability to interact with team members of diverse technical

.        Proven academic excellence (graduate GPA >= 3.5/4.0).

Position Information

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. You
qualify for application if you received your PhD within a five-year
timeframe prior to employment. As a Sandian, in your postdoctoral position,
you may bid on regular Sandia positions as an internal applicant. In some
cases, a possibility could exist for you to be converted to regular career
positions during your term if warranted by ongoing operational needs,
continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

About Our Team

The Storage and Transportation Technologies Department conducts the R&D to
support the development of the technical basis for the extended storage and
transportation of commercial used nuclear fuel, and safeguards and security
modeling and analysis of nuclear fuel cycle facilities. The department
produces peer-reviewed research reports pertaining to many areas of Used
Nuclear Fuel Storage, Transportation, and Security including: Modeling and
analysis of basic uranium chemistry; chemical instigators and mitigate of
stress corrosion cracking of stainless steel; analysis of stress and strain
on used nuclear fuel rods, cladding, and assemblies; Mod & Sim for Analysis
for Safeguards and Security of Used Fuel. In addition, we produce
peer-reviewed research reports in the areas of: Modeling and analysis of new
concepts of geothermal well production; carbon sequestration efficiency
improvements, and the understanding of radiation damage on microstructures.

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

.        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/> http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug
testing, and 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 L-level security clearance, which requires U.S.

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.


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.


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