Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Jill Hruby Fellowship 2022

We are now accepting applications for the Jill Hruby Fellowship in National Security Science and Engineering. The Hruby Fellowship is one of Sandia National Laboratories’ prestigious postdoctoral fellowships. This fellowship seeks to develop women in the engineering and science fields who are passionate about technical leadership careers in national security. All qualified applicants will be considered for this fellowship.

Jill Hruby Fellows have the opportunity to pursue independent research that supports Sandia’s purpose: to develop advanced technologies to ensure global peace. In addition to receiving technical mentorship, Jill Hruby Fellows participate in an outstanding leadership development program. To be considered for this fellowship, applicants must display excellent abilities in scientific and/or engineering research and show clear promise of becoming outstanding leaders. Fellows may work at either of Sandia's principal locations in New Mexico and California.

To be considered, applicants must submit a CV which includes additional up to 10 pages describing: a research proposal, interest in the position from a national security point of view, technical and leadership or management interest, and long-term career plans. The application materials and online application must be received by 5 PM Mountain Daylight Time October 15, 2021. The Hruby Fellowship is a three-year appointment and normally commences on October 1, 2022, although exceptions may be made to accommodate special circumstances.

Please submit complete package to: Jill Hruby Fellowship Coordinator, Sandia National Laboratories, P.O. Box 5800, MS 0351, Albuquerque, NM 87185, or email: All materials and online application must be received by 5PM Mountain Daylight Time, October 15, 2021.

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  • Ph.D. conferred within the past three years or completion of Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment

  • Evidence of strong academic achievement, excellent technical accomplishment, leadership and ability to team effectively

  • No previous postdoctoral appointments at a national laboratory (internships excluded)

  • Research in areas meaningful to national security

  • Development and submission of a compelling research proposal

  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires US citizenship


  • Creativity and self-motivation

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Interest in management/leadership

  • Ability to work in a collaborative, dynamic environment, proven interest and/or experience in service to the nation

  • Broad-based background and deep understanding in one or more of the following areas: bioscience, computing and information science, engineering sciences, geoscience, materials science, nanotechnology and microsystems, and radiation effects and high energy density sciences

    Department Description:

Sandia's science and engineering community supports development and delivery of a full spectrum of differentiating capabilities, ranging from fundamental scientific discoveries to system-level engineering solutions, to support the broad Laboratory's national security mission needs. Areas of special focus, both computational and experimental, include: biosciences; computational and information sciences; earth sciences; engineering sciences; nano-scale and microsystem science and technology; materials sciences and engineering; radiation and electrical sciences; and high-energy density physics.

Our team is committed to nurturing an environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.

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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

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.