Postdoctoral Appointee - Metal Thin Film Deposition

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7079167 (Ref.No. 676533)
Posted: May 26, 2021

Job Description

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. : Are you passionate about research with metal thin film deposition? If so, you could be a Postdoctoral Appointee on our Thin Film Coatings Team. Read on to learn more! Our work provides the opportunity to develop creative solutions through inter-disciplinary research that couples materials science, process science and high vacuum technology. Through interactive collaboration with other inter-disciplinary research groups within Sandia, you will support a wide variety of research opportunities and mission related projects.On any given day, you may be called on to: + Plan and perform experiments, install, repair, and maintain diagnostic tools, collect and analyze data with the goal of understanding how process parameters affect film stress, microstructure and performance + Perform design necessary to support projects or experiments + Publish professional journal articles and present work at local and national conferences + Interact and collaborate with other inter-disciplinary research groups within Sandia National Laboratories to develop new research opportunities and projects

Required:
+ Have, or are pursuing, a PhD in materials science, materials engineering, chemical engineering, or a related field and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) + Experience with vapor deposition processes (sputtering or evaporative deposition) + Experience with thin film characterization + History of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific and/or technical conferences (a list of publications should be included in the CV) + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE security clearance

Desired:
+ Experience with process research and development + Experience with magnetron sputter deposition methods + Experience with microstructural characterization + Experience with thin film stress characterization + Experience with mechanical property characterization + Experience with high vacuum pumping systems + Experience or knowledge of machine learning approaches

Department Description:

The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, vacuum system/component fabrication, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, and metal additive manufacturing for the Laboratories. Over 25 elements as well as numerous compounds and alloys can be deposited by sputter deposition and electron beam evaporation. Thin film properties can also be characterized. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser machining, laser etching, micro-metrology, as well as technical consulting. Metal additive manufacturing encompasses Laser powder bed fusion, Directed Energy Deposition (LENS) and Wire Arc. Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions. Our team is committed to nurturing a culture 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. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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. : 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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