Academic Partnerships Program Lead (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7068326 (Ref.No. 672722)
Posted: July 25, 2020

Job Description

The academic partnerships team has an opening for a motivated individual to provide leadership for Sandia’s postdoc program office and new faculty loan program. If you love working with outstanding researchers and have a strong desire for organization and coordination – this could be your perfect job! This position provides the opportunity for you apply your understanding of Sandia’s research and national security mission to develop creative solutions to multidimensional challenges and take a pro-active leadership role. As the lead for the new Sandia Postdoc Program Office, you will formalize postdoc policy, processes, and guidance to ensure that both Sandia and its postdoctoral researchers, including the Truman and Hruby postdoctoral research fellows, obtain the highest level of benefit from the Postdoctoral Research Program. Postdoctoral researchers at Sandia contribute high value, leading edge research supporting national security. You will work hand-in-hand with the Sandia postdoctoral research community to enhance the opportunities for our postdoctoral researchers to achieve ambitious technical goals and make successful career transitions. You will help ensure postdoc job postings and positions provide optimal opportunities for mentored research training consistent with postdoctoral research program goals. In addition, you will develop and support a recruiting strategy to attract and retain diverse and highly qualified postdoctoral researchers. In this role, on any given day, you may be called on to: + Meet with postdocs and managers/mentors to facilitate development and accomplishment of goals. + Advise and support the Sandia Postdoctoral Development association. + Track postdoc career outcomes and cultivate a Sandia postdoc alumni network. + Identify, track, and communicate technical and workforce impacts resulting from the postdoctoral research program. As the lead for the new Sandia Faculty Loan Program for Joint Appointments, you will be responsible for developing and implementing Sandia policy for adjunct and joint faculty appointments. Adjunct and joint appointments help advance national security capabilities and facilitate workforce attraction, retention, and satisfaction. You will work with leadership and partners across Sandia to develop, implement, and communicate new policies and processes. You will work with Los Alamos National Laboratory program leads, and leadership at multiple universities to ensure consistent approaches and collaboratively solve issues. Additionally, you will engage with technical staff, their managers, and university faculty to ensure they understand roles and responsibilities and to implement individual agreements for each position. In this role, on any given day, you may be called on to: + Advise managers, staff, and faculty on the partnership mechanisms that best support advancing research and workforce goals. + Ensure adjunct and joint appointments are appropriately documented and approved. + Design and administer training to program participants. + Identify, track, and communicate technical and workforce impacts resulting from adjunct and joint appointments. Join our team and realize your dreams while making a difference and networking broadly, both inside and outside Sandia! Sandia Job Title: R&D S&E Sytems Research and Analysis

+ Bachelor's degree in a relevant field plus 5 years of experience or Master’s degree in a relevant field plus 3 years of experience + Experience in at least one of the following areas:
- Research and development
- Research assessment and management
- Systems analysis + Experience in at least one of the following areas:
- Program development and management
- Policy and process development
- Educational outreach and engagement + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

+ Outstanding communication skills + Interdisciplinary team leadership + Experience with data analysis and visualization tools + Experience developing metrics and tracking tools + Broad understanding of Sandia mission needs and research capabilities + Broad understanding of Sandia culture, policies, and processes + Experience delivering innovative solutions + Experience working on self-directed assignments involving ambiguity and multiple partners + Decision-making strategy and skills + Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel + Ability to apply integrated technical judgement

Department Description:

Sandia National Laboratories has created a strategic partnership program of Academic Alliances with a select set of top universities across the country, including: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; University of Texas at Austin; Georgia Tech; University of New Mexico; and Purdue University. Consistent with the objectives of the Academic Alliance Program, Sandia has committed to deepen its institutional relationship with these universities and agreed to three high-level partnership goals: solving the nation’s significant technical problems, sustaining and engaging human capital, and accelerating the adoption of new technologies. This program is part of the CRO Research and Academic Programs group (1970) and supports Sandia’s relationship with these schools to spearhead partnership development, technology transfer, and enhance recruiting efforts. In addition, the academic partnerships efforts include engagement with a broad set of universities and provides corporate oversight of a number of research activities.

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:

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 need to 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

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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