Complex Systems Data Science - Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7054627 (Ref.No. 664989)
Posted: December 1, 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. : Outstanding Complex Systems Data Science postdoc is needed as part of a multi-disciplinary team to conduct Data Science research and development. The successful candidate will work in an innovative and collaborative environment to address national security challenges through research and development in data science, geospatial science, computer science, complex systems, autonomous systems, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Required:
+ Recent PhD in relevant field such as mathematics, computer science, statistics, geological sciences, etc. + Ability to work both independently and on multi-disciplinary teams + Strong interpersonal and communication skills

Desired:
+ Proficiency in computer programming languages such as Java, C++, or Python + Complex algorithm development experience + Demonstrated strong software development skills and familiarity with modern software development methodologies, practices, and tools + Experience in Sensitivity and Probabilistic Analysis + Background in graph theory, information sciences, linear algebra, differential equations, geospatial technologies

Department Description:

The Complex Systems for National Security Group (Group 8720 in Albuquerque, New Mexico) researches and applies mathematical, computational science, and systems engineering approaches to analyze, predict and influence the behavior of complex, highly interdependent systems critical to our nation’s security. We provide capabilities motivated by the challenge of understanding, quantifying, and controlling the resilience of key complex systems critical to the laboratories’ National Security mission. The approaches and capabilities we provide are used to address complicated system and enterprise-level challenges facing a diverse set of national security partners. We also conduct work and advance capabilities in the areas of optimization, data science, artificial intelligence/machine learning/deep learning, complex systems modeling and analysis, and geospatial analytics.

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) Q-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 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.

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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