Nanoscience & Fabrication Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7069237 (Ref.No. 673072)
Posted: August 27, 2020

Job Description

We are seeking outstanding candidates in a postdoctoral appointee role to join a team pursuing world leading research in atomic physics for quantum information sciences (QIS)! The successful candidate will be a self-starter who will work with a group of technical staff and technologists in a highly dynamic research environment, assisting with the realization of micro-devices based on micro-electromechanical systems (MEMs), optoelectronics, and photonics for applications in quantum information science (QIS) experiments based on atomic molecular and optical (AMO) physics. The individual will perform research including design, fabrication, packaging, and testing of devices that will be incorporated into laboratory experiments for QIS. In this fast-paced, team-focused environment, the individual must have excellent problem solving, analytical, teaming, documentation and communication skills. On any given day you may be called upon to: + Discover solutions to process integration challenges. + Develop novel device concepts. + Perform data analysis and interpretation, statistical error analysis and materials characterization. + Design and assemble apparatus for device testing. + Perform work in a safe and compliant manner, seek out subject matter expert advice as needed, and maintain necessary documentation.

+ A Ph.D. in physics or engineering, with an emphasis on semiconductor and/or optical device fabrication. + Skills programming for experimental control software and data analysis. + An established authorship and innovation record, such as peer-reviewed scholarly articles, patents, or technical books. + A track record of successful execution of research-and-development projects, including project planning, defining accomplishements, and delivering results on time + The ability to acquire a DOE Q security clearance.

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + Teamwork skills for working in a multi-disciplinary team environment. + Meticulous attention to detail. + Experience working in a cleanroom. + Experience working with electrical, optical, vacuum or cryogenic systems. + Experience with analytical microscopy and ellipsometry techniques. + Experience with fixing and maintaining lab equipment and tools. + Mechanical experience including part design using CAD and installation. + Experience with handling semiconductor devices, for device post-processing, wire bonding and ESD prevention.

Department Description:

The Photonic Microsystems Technologies Department exploits science and technology at the nano and micro scales to enable advances in systems for national security. Our engagement is with a broad spectrum of technologies and a diverse field of customers with a successful record of maturing technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. The department consists of teams that lead the development and understanding of quantum effects associated with silicon electronic devices, atomic and molecular gases, and trapped electrons, atoms and ions. Most significantly, with a strong presence in the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and working broadly with other Sandia and external organizations, we fabricate electronic structures and devices that use these effects to achieve new levels of performance at the integrated system level. Core technology areas in the department include nanofabrication of silicon devices; electromagnetic modeling; and ion trap and solid-state quantum information science and technology.

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 withamazingimpact 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 schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical 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 Q-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 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. : 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.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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