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What Your Job Will Be Like:
The Multiscale Fabrication Science & Technology Development Department, 5229, is seeking a passionate and motivated Postdoctoral Appointee to drive device measurement as part of an established and diverse team that includes physicists, engineers, and chemists.
The candidate will work on projects that explore the interaction of X-rays with metal-oxide thin-films towards a room temperature X-ray sensitive electrometer. These electrometers will leverage a unique Sandia capability called atomic precision advanced manufacturing to achieve room temperature operation of single electron transistors with squeezed wave functions. Candidates will be encouraged to contribute significantly at the forefront in the following areas:
+ Design of experiments to understand the interaction of X-rays with metal-oxide thin-films.
+ Design and electrical measurement, including at cryogenic temperatures, of novel microelectronic devices that exploit Sandia’s atomic-precision advanced manufacturing capability.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
+ Assist in characterization of novel devices, including material and electrical measurements, to support fundamental science projects investigating microelectronic device demonstrations using atomic-precision advanced manufacturing technologies.
+ Meet and coordinate with the teams fabricating, characterizing, and measuring the devices, as well as the theorists who model the device behavior.
A significant amount of coordination with the team is required to meet deliverables. Existing expertise of the team will supplement the candidate’s area of research to contribute to the team and their success. In this highly collaborative environment, excellent teaming and communication skills are required for success.
Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite
Qualifications We Require:
+ PhD in electrical engineering, materials science, physics, or other relevant field conferred within five (5) years prior to employment
+ Experience performing original experimental research, as proven by a record of publications in peer-reviewed journals
+ Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L security clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
+ Electrical characterization of microelectronic devices or thin-films
+ Cryogenic electrical characterization
+ Design of microelectronic devices
+ Collaborations with diverse teams
About Our Team:
The Multiscale Fabrication Science & Technology Development Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandia's national security missions. The department includes a broad set of expertise including atomic physics, quantum information S&T, micro-optics, and electrochemistry. We provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; microfabrication at the atomic scale, atomic level experimental setups, atom and ion trapping microelectronic devices, and electrochemical materials expertise. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement, collaboration, and delivery to both internal and external customers. The department leverages strong relationships with the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), and other internal and external organizations to develop advanced solid-state electronic device technology.
This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
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.
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.
NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs:
If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.
If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.
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.
Job ID: 692307