Sandia National Laboratories, Sandia National Laboratories

Position ID: 1902-STATISTICIAN1 [#17852, 676875]
Position Title: Statistician - National Security (Experienced)
Position Type: Government or industry
Position Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico 87185, United States [map]
Subject Area: Functional Data Analysis
Application Deadline: 2021/07/26 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/07/01, listed until 2021/07/26)
Position Description:    

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What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Mathematics Statistician to join our dedicated and driven team. The successful applicant will contribute to our interdisciplinary research and learn new concepts to address novel technical challenges.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Perform as part of a technical team conducting creative statistical research for national security
  • Develop statistical functional prediction models for various national security technical applications
  • Develop advanced research ideas for national security and craft those into original research proposals
  • Publish outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed journals and present results at conference meetings
  • Collaborate with an interdisciplinary collection of colleagues and sponsors to solve real world issues facing the nation

Qualifications We Require

  • Masters in Statistics or closely related field plus one year related experience or Ph.D. in the stated field
  • Strong mathematical statistics background
  • Familiarity with statistical programming languages (e.g. R, MATLAB, Python, and SAS)

Qualifications We Desire

  • Interest or familiarity with functional data analysis
  • 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
  • Experience acquiring, preparing, and analyzing real world data

About Our Team

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 probabilistic modeling and computer simulation, Bayesian statistics, spatial data analysis, functional data analysis, machine learning, reliability and maintainability analysis, and uncertainty analysis.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
• Generous vacations, strong medical 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.


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.

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Contact: Adrienne Gallegos
Postal Mail:
PO Box 5800 MS 1497
Albuquerque, NM 87185-0100
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