• Henry

    Measuring properties of nanomaterials

    Henry - Measuring properties of nanomaterials
  • Heather

    Fracture-testing stainless-steel welds

    Heather-Fracture-testing stainless-steel welds
  • Craig

    Testing hydrogen storage materials

    Craig-Testing hydrogen storage materials
  • Lisa

    Simulating polymer molecules for new energy storage solutions

    Lisa-Simulating polymer molecules for new energy storage solutions
  • Mitch

    Synthesizing a metal-organic framework

    Mitch-Synthesizing a metal-organic framework
  • Xiaohua

    Observing nano-lithium-ion battery materials using electron microscopy

    Xiaohua-Observing nano-lithium-ion battery materials using electron microscopy

Research freedom and research funds

Enjoy top-notch mentoring, world-class collaborators, and the ability to balance work and life the way you want.

If you have completed your doctoral degree within the last five years and would like to continue building your experience and knowledge in basic and applied science and technology, you could be hired for a postdoctoral appointment at Sandia.

Sandia's postdoctoral program provides opportunities to work with top scientists and engineers using state-of-the-art instruments and tools. 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.

Postdocs at Sandia bring together a wide range of scientific disciplines and diverse backgrounds from premier universities around the world. The postdocs form a vibrant community that is supported in many ways. For example, our Sandia Postdoctoral Development Association, known as SPD, provides an active social and career networking group that connects young researchers, highlights their work, and creates opportunities to advance their skills for future success. By providing professional development resources, SPD helps postdocs attain their full potential as outstanding independent researchers.

Key areas for postdocs at Sandia

  • Biosciences and biotechnology
  • Chemistry and materials science
  • Combustion
  • Computational mechanics
  • Computer science
  • Hydrogen
  • Microelectronics and microfluidics
  • Nanotechnology
  • Physics


A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, vacation, paid holidays, and relocation assistance.

Application procedure

  1. Use Sandia's Careers tool to create a username and password.
  2. Enter "postdoctoral" into the Keywords text field, and click Search. (You can also conduct a separate search with the keyword "fellowship.")
  3. Browse the list of postdoc openings.
  4. Complete an online application for a specific postdoc opening.

Detailed instructions for using Sandia's Careers tool to apply for a position are also available.