Multi-Physics Modeling - Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7091257 (Ref.No. 680283)
Posted: December 28, 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. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. : Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute to a highly motivated team passionate about delivering qualified electronic components to a national security mission? If so, the RF Microsystems department is seeking a creative, motivated Postdoctoral Appointee with a passion for applying innovations in nano- and micro-technology to the miniaturization of future integrated microsystems for emerging national security applications. The selected candidate will assume a key role within a team that interfaces across technology developers and application customers to improve system performance through new understanding and integration in a broad range of technologies that include solid-state electronic devices, miniaturized piezoelectric devices, high-speed interconnect and integration, and devices that exploit new nanoscale materials and physics. No one candidate is expected to meet all of the desired qualifications, but the successful candidate will apply their abilities to specific activities, while also broadening their skills and perspectives to make valuable contributions in one or more areas that range from fundamental materials science and devices, through circuit and components, and up to sub-system architecture. On any given day, one may be called upon to: + Plan and perform experimental research involving novel materials and device technologies, and the application and improvement of existing and emerging technologies to meet specific performance needs and targets + Work within and across teams to design, prototype, analyze, and evaluate multi-technology microsystems that achieve performance beyond what is available with single technology solutions + Publish original research in top-tier journals and conference proceedings + Formally and informally communicate results and findings to co-workers and customers through discussions, presentations, and written reports + Identify, develop, and pursue new technology opportunities in areas that support Sandia mission activities

+ A PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or a closely related field + Experience with nano- or micro-scale device technologies, physics, and modeling + The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE-Q level security clearance

+ Interest in enabling next-generation advances in quantum information, ultra-low-power RF microsystems, electromagnetic interference mitigation, and other areas + Experience with, and interest in, multi-physics modeling using commercially available simulation tools in one or more of the mechanical, thermal, semiconductor, electromagnetic, and/or optical domains + Experience in design and characterization of analog, high-speed digital, RF, or microwave devices or circuits + Experience with microelectronics realization including requirements definition, device behavior, circuit design, mask layout, fabrication, testing, and documentation + Experience with laboratory test and measurement of analog and RF components using tools such as high-speed oscilloscopes, network analyzers, parameter analyzers, and probe stations + A familiarity with microscale packaging and integration techniques as well as approaches for microsystem rapid prototyping and integration + Proficiency with software for data analysis and instrument control in languages such as C#, LabVIEW, MATLAB, or Python + Strong academic performance as evidenced by minimum cumulative GPA(s) of 3.2/4.0 for each relevant undergraduate degree and 3.5/4.0 for each relevant graduate degree + A record of publication and innovation evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, issued patents, or successful project execution + The ability to work across teams and solve problems in a highly collaborative environment + Adaptability and flexibility to address rapidly advancing technologies and evolving customer needs + Strong self-motivation to work effectively as an independent contributor + Strong communication and interpersonal skills as needed to work successfully in a mission-oriented team environment

Department Description:

The RF Microsystems department performs research, design, modeling, characterization, and qualification of RF microelectronics. We have a focus on efficient, high performance RF component design and characterization, precision electromagnetic modeling for active and passive high frequency microwave structures, specialized frequency sources, as well as novel wireless sensor development. We have capabilities for developing between prototypes to fully qualified hardware. We provide unique solutions to our customers in nuclear weapons, DOD, DOE science, non-proliferation agencies, and subsystem departments (SAR, surety, & ISR). Our research interest include heterogeneous integration of various analog, optical, digital, and RF ICs, quantum computing electromagnetic simulation, advanced radar component design, and next generation resonators for clocks and frequency references. Join this team to make a difference for our nation and work toward your goals.

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 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. Job ID: 680283

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.