Postdoctoral Research and Fellowship Programs

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Infusing the research enterprise with new ideas and energy

Postdoctoral graduates at Sandia explore work at the science and engineering national laboratory with the widest range of research fields. Postdocs selected by Sandia partner with some preeminent experts in their fields while working in exceptional scientific facilities across two locations (Albuquerque, NM and Livermore, CA).  In short, the experience propels them toward their desired careers.

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Three Sandia postdoctoral students participated in the Bay Area Research Slam and then were invited to present to the Chief Research Officer and the Advanced Science & Technology Division.

Postdoctoral opportunities include two distinguished fellowships, three foundation fellowships for certain leading-edge fields, and respected postdoctoral positions in multiple research areas at both Sandia locations.

Harry S. Truman Fellowship

A three-year fellowship to attract  nationally recognized new PhD scientists and engineers

Jill Hruby Fellowship

A three-year appointment to encourage women considering leadership in national security as scientists and engineers

John von Neumann Fellowship

A one- to two-year postdoctoral fellowship in applied and computational mathematics relevant to a broad range of science and engineering problems

Maxwell Fellowship

A two-year appointment in pulsed power physics and/or engineering as they apply to radiation, electrical, and high-energy density sciences

Data Science Fellowship

A two-year appointment with the potential for a third year for fellows in general data science techniques and autonomous aerospace systems

Postdoctoral Positions

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.