Hypersonic Fluids Diagnostics Postdoctoral Appointee - Sandia National Laboratories

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to support the development and use of advanced fluids diagnostics for experiments primarily in Sandia’s Hypersonic Wind Tunnel (Mach 5, 8, and 14), with some work involving the Trisonic Wind Tunnel as well (Mach 0.5 – 3.0). Experiments will utilize modern optical diagnostics and surface sensors to obtain high-fidelity data to enable physical discovery and support the development of computational models. Opportunities exist to collaborate on research spanning multiple disciplines, including experimental fluid dynamics, shock/boundary-layer interactions, fluid/structure interactions, signal processing, image processing, and novel diagnostics for hypersonic flows.


Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

Working with the mentorship of Sandia staff to design, conduct, and analyze experiments as part of established research programs
Assisting in the publication and presentation of results to the scientific community
Performing all duties in compliance with operational safety, security and quality guidelines

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.