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Postdoctoral Appointee

Located in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering laboratory for national security and technology innovation.
Sandia National Laboratories is seeking postdoctoral candidates to be part of an interdisciplinary team conducting both fundamental and applied research. Applicants who have completed their doctoral degree within the last three years and would like to continue building their experience and knowledge in basic and applied science and technology are eligible to apply for a postdoctoral appointment at Sandia.

Sandia's postdoctoral program provides opportunities to work with top scientists and engineers using state-of-the-art instruments and tools. Postdoctoral appointees conduct leading-edge research, publish and present their findings, collaborate with others in academia and industry, and contribute to the advancement of technology in a wide variety of scientific fields.

Postdocs at Sandia bring together a wide range of scientific disciplines and diverse backgrounds from premier universities around the world. The postdocs form a vibrant community that is supported in many ways. For example, our Postdoctoral Professional Development Program, known as (PD)2P, provides an active social and career networking group that connects young researchers, highlights their work, and creates opportunities to advance their skills for future success. By providing professional development resources, (PD)2P helps postdocs attain their full potential as outstanding independent researchers.

Key areas for postdocs at Sandia -

  • Biosciences and biotechnology
  • Chemistry and materials science
  • Combustion
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computer science
  • Hydrogen
  • Microelectronics and microfluidics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physics

Sandia seeks individuals with excellent communication skills, demonstrated leadership, expressed initiative, deep and critical thinking, ability to adapt to changing situations, and superb team working skills. Most positions require a DOE security clearance which requires US citizenship; please see individual postings for details.

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