About three years ago, someone posted a job on this listserv that started my journey from a career in chemical safety at the CSB to one in chemical security at Sandia National Laboratories. I really enjoy working at Sandia and my team is looking for a new member. I'll paste the job posting below (first sentence says chemists, but keep reading, we are looking for someone with a STEM background).
Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions about life in Albuquerque or working Sandia.
What Your Job Will Be Like
are seeking a R&D Chemist to join our diverse team in the Global Chemical
and Biological Security (GCBS) organization. We are multidisciplinary and
focus on advancing international threat reduction goals by promoting safe,
secure and responsible use of dangerous chemical and biological materials
around the globe.
any given day, you may be called on to:
knowledge across several specialized disciplines to work on complex
projects and provide innovative solutions, direct technical projects and
provide advice to junior staff.
international engagement projects by conducting literature research in
support of Global Chemical and Biological Security programs (GCBS)
specific to chemical and biological security, disease, physical systems'
security, health and policy topics.
the development and delivery of training in risk management-related topics
through remote engagement platforms or through face-to-face workshops.
and edit activity reports, analytical reports, and other program-related
documentation as required.
Qualifications We Require
- PhD in
STEM, Chemical Sciences or related field or;
combination of education and experience (MS + 4 or BS + 8)
to obtain and maintain a DOE L security clearance
Qualifications We Desire
experience conducting independent technical work
experience writing successful proposal(s)
knowledge and ability to apply technical analysis related to; chemical
operations; organizational policies; standard operating procedures and
federal/state/local laws, regulations, and consensus codes and standards
related to chemical process safety and/or security.
technical knowledge and ability to analyze the chemical safety/security
literature to compile best practices and requirements for preventing or
minimizing the consequences of catastrophic releases of toxic or reactive
interest in researching chemicals of concerns to recognize the risks, the
threats, perform facility assessments, make recommendations to mitigate
the risks and instruct foreign partners how to use tools and methodologies
to secure their facilities. Assist in developing policy related
topics for both the GCBS team, sponsor and foreign partners.
information management skills including the ability to independently
search, retrieve, and analyze information and data from multiple sources
business software skills and experience
business travel experience
of international business cultures
oral, written and interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively in
diverse team environments
and ability to undertake business travel
DOE L clearance
About Our Team
6826 is multidisciplinary and focuses on advancing international threat
reduction goals by promoting safe, secure and responsible use of dangerous
biological and chemical agents around the globe. The IBCTR program provides
specific technical advice to the US Government on issues related to counter-chembioterrorism,
the Biological Weapons Convention, the Chemical Weapons Convention, and has
projects in the following areas: security system analysis, design and
implementation; agent risk prioritization; outbreak control and management;
information control and management; training in the areas of biosafety,
chemical safety, security, risk awareness, disease surveillance and
diagnostics, and related topics; and global, regional, and country-specific
analysis and assessments. These projects involve both US interests as well as
those of various foreign countries and international organizations.
Job ID 675534