Postdoctoral Appointee - Water Power Engineering Technologies

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7054575 (Ref.No. 664910)
Posted: November 28, 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 a dedicated engineer that is passionate about their work and who can do creative work in basic and applied research for marine hydrokinetic (MHK) systems. Are you looking to do innovative and creative research? Do you want to be a member of a high performing team? You will join our dynamic, team and will need to have the ability to make valuable contributions to a diverse research portfolio and support execution of the program for our primary sponsor. We have state-of-the-art equipment and facilities that will enable you to explore creative solutions. You could be called on to do any of the activities below which includes collaborating with Industry and other Labs to develop and validate. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Perform work to enhance a diverse research portfolio and also support execution of the program for our primary sponsor; + Actively publish and present your research at conferences and workshops and in technical journals; + Work in conjunction with the other activities in the department to assist in furthering the development of a cross-cutting research portfolio.

+ PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Civil Engineering, or other relevant engineering discipline; + Experience working with numerical models for engineered or natural systems; + Experience in one or several of the following areas: designing or participating in experiments in teams, utilizing modeling software with hardware, data acquisition systems, instrumentation, working with applied statistics/mathematics, measurements, and data analysis.

+ Test equipment development experience; + Ability to work on numerous projects and react to quickly changing requirements; + Excellent written and oral communication skills; + Experience in modeling and control of energy systems; + Experience in large scale testing of energy or other engineered systems; + Publication record in energy systems and/or related fields, with a particular focus on wind, wave or related fields; + Experience in software that may include MATLAB, Simulink or related software; + Experience or ability to utilize ANSYS Fluent, STAR-CCM+, OPENFOAM, and/or similar codes; + Experience in high performance computing; + Experience working with hardware development with a focus on wave and/or current energy developers/technologies, or related technologies.

Department Description:

Sandia's Water Power Technologies Department performs research and development to improve performance, lower costs, and accelerate the deployment of water power technologies. The primary focus area of the department's work is Marine Hydrokinetics (MHK) research with lower levels of effort in Offshore Wind (OW) and Hydropower. The department is responsible for all aspects of Marine Hydrokinetic device design, performance, system reliability, system integration, and environmental evaluations for the Department of Energy¿s Wind and Water Power Technologies Office and in collaboration with industry partners. Offshore Wind Energy activities currently include Vertical Axis Wind Turbine (VAWT) design and analysis and foundation scour. Hydropower efforts focus on seasonal simulation and optimization. Through partnerships with industry, academia, other National Labs, and public dissemination of results, Sandia serves an important role in energy security for the nation.

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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