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Materials Program Analyst

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Job ID: 2312374
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Dec 14, 2023
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Materials Engr
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC has been awarded a task to support the Office of Experimental Sciences Technical, Analytical, Programmatic and Integration Support Services. This organization is a key part of the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Program. It addresses both basic and applied science and engineering associated with weapon design, engineering, margins of uncertainty, development of diagnostics and major experimental facilities.  It works closely with the Los Alamos, Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories and the Nevada Nuclear Security Site (old Nevada Test Site).  Also works with the nuclear weapon production sites and DOD relevant weapon system program offices.

The Materials Program Analyst will provide expertise to the Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Office of Experimental Sciences (OES) and offer subject matter expert (SME) recommendations and analyses on materials related projects. The selected candidate should have a strong foundational knowledge of NNSA R&D experimentation contributing to Science Based Stockpile Stewardship. Additional duties may include:

  • Support regular OES highlight activities to inform OES contribution to the greater NNSA
  • Participate in creating and maintaining high level office documentation such as Implementation plans, Strategic Execution Framework and Stockpile Stewardship Management Plans
  • Provide technical support to Federal Program Managers responsible for the following areas:
    • Exploring material behavior in environments of extreme conditions of pressure, temperature, and strain rates
    • Materials behavior of metals and/or energetics; advanced manufacturing
    • Research needed to improve stockpile stewardship and science predictive capability
    • Shock physics and hydrodynamics
  • Aid in the development of dynamic experimental diagnostics and advanced experimental platforms
  • Provide support for drafting/preparing Congressional reports/briefings
  • Provide support for external stakeholder reviews and other data requests
  • Conduct program reviews and provide reports to leadership as requested
  • Potential travel up to 10% to the various lab locations (NM, NV, CA).


Required Experience and Skills:

  • 7-10 years’ experience working with NNSA science and materials related projects
  • Must have relevant advanced degree (Shock Physics, High Explosives, Materials, Chem E, etc.)
  • Highly effective communication skills (written and oral), effective work in fluid, fast-paced environment, essential teamwork skills, detail-oriented
  • Must have extensive experience working in current standard computer applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Must be able to communicate complex scientific reports and develop these reports from data analysis to others who may be not technical both via presentation and in written reports. 

Required Clearance:

  • Must have an active DOD Top Secret or DOE Q security clearance to start. Will need to obtain and maintain a DOE Q along with having an active DOD TS.

Preferred Requirements/Skills:

  • PhD Degree in a technical/related field
  • 10+ years’ experience working with NNSA science and materials related projects.
  • Experience working with NNSA science and nuclear related projects in at least one of the areas below:
    o Experience with the NNSA complex, experimental facilities, science-based stockpile stewardship
    o Experience with materials under under extreme conditions (i.e. pressure, temperature, etc.) research
    o Experience with Light Source experimental research such as (APS at Argonne National Labs, National Synchrotron Light Source (NSLS), at Brookhaven, and LCLS at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory)
    o Experience with advanced x-ray and optical diagnostics
  • Direct experience with the Office of Experimental Sciences (OES)

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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