Postdoctoral Appointee in Probabilistic Optimal Experimental Design

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA

ID: 7054474 (Ref.No. 664780)
Posted: November 21, 2018

Job Description

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. : We are seeking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to perform research in the areas of optimal experimental design, experimental data analysis, Bayesian inference, uncertainty quantification, and probabilistic modeling. You will conduct research work in close collaboration with computational and experimental staff, targeting the use of probabilistic optimal experimental design methods for designing experiments that interrogate gas phase chemical processes. On any given day, you may be: • Developing physical models and computational algorithms to interpret data from existing experimental efforts. • Guiding future experimental measurements of complex gas-phase phenomena via optimal experiment design. • Quantifying uncertainties in experimental, theoretical, and computational studies of chemical reaction systems.

You have the following: + PhD in a field of physical/mathematical sciences or engineering and research experience in uncertainty quantification, probabilistic methods, and computational science.

It is desirable for you to have expertise in one or more of the following areas: + Optimal experimental design, experimental data analysis, Bayesian inference, and software development. + Experience in performing collaborative research. + Excellent interpersonal skills.

Department Description:

Experimental and computational modeling studies of reacting flow phenomena relevant to combustion processes.

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: *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.

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.


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