Postdoctoral Appointee - Statistics

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7069460 (Ref.No. 669387)
Posted: September 3, 2020

Job Description

We are seeking a postdoctoral candidate to contribute to our high quality interdisciplinary research. Do you thrive in an interdisciplinary environment and are eager to learn new concepts and address novel technical challenges? If so, keep reading. On any given day, you may be called upon to: + Perform as part of a technical team conducting creative statistical research + Take part in developing advanced research ideas and craft those into original research proposals + Publish outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed journals and present results at conference meetings + Interact with a diverse and interdisciplinary collection of colleagues and sponsors

Required:
+ PhD in Statistics or closely related field, acquired within 5 years prior to employment

Desired:
+ Publication record commensurate to research expertise + Strong interest in or proven capacity to team in an interdisciplinary R&D environment + Proficiency with varied communication methods, including oral presentation, preparation of high-impact visual presentations, written reports, and the ability to clearly and concisely communicate + Experience collaborating with scientists from diverse backgrounds with a preference for experience working in an engineering environment + Experience in acquiring, preparing, and analyzing real world data + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance

Department Description:

We provide innovative statistical solutions to help tackle the most complicated national security problems and are leaders in the advancement of statistical techniques for national defense applications. Through research, collaboration, and education we inform the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data to help Sandia execute its missions. We develop and deploy statistical algorithms to significantly improve national security capabilities. Statisticians within the department participate as collaborators, principal investigators, and consultants in a wide range of activities that extend across and outside the Laboratories. They provide statistical expertise and support to all of Sandia mission areas. The activities include project participation (via statistical analysis and methodology development), applied research and development, instructing, and publishing. Areas of emphasis include design of experiments, industrial statistics, statistical quality control, probabilistic modeling and computer simulation, Bayesian statistics, spatial data analysis, functional data analysis, machine learning, reliability and maintainability analysis, margin and uncertainty analysis, and metrology.

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. : 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.

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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