Postdoctoral Appointee in Nano- and Micro-technology
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7068864 (Ref #: 672938)
- Posting Date: Aug 13, 2020
Job DescriptionThis 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. : We are seeking a creative and dedicated Postdoctoral Appointee with a passion for applying innovations in nano- and micro-technology to the miniaturization and integration of future RF and microwave systems for emerging national security applications. You will assume a key role within a distributed team to perform R&D with the goal of improving system performance through new understanding and integration in technologies that include solid-state electronic devices, miniaturized piezoelectric devices, high-speed interconnect and integration, and devices that exploit new nanoscale materials and physics. The successful candidate will apply and build their skills and experience 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, you may be called on 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 teams to design, prototype, and evaluate RF microsystems that integrate different technologies to achieve performance beyond that 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 others through discussions, presentations, and written reports. + Identify, develop, and pursue new technology opportunities in areas that support Sandia mission activities.
+ PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or closely related field; + Experience in design and characterization of analog, RF, or microwave devices or circuits; + Experience with nano- or micro-scale device technologies and physics; + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance.
+ Experience with microelectronics realization including requirements definition, device behavior, circuit design, mask layout, fabrication, testing, and documentation; + Record of publication and innovation evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, or issued patents; + Proven execution of R&D activities, including project planning, execution, and reporting; + Experience with analog/RF/microwave circuit design techniques such as impedance matching, active circuit design, and device modeling using tools such as ADS, Genesys, or PSPICE; + Experience with electromagnetic design techniques using simulation software tools such as HFSS, Momentum, or Sonnet; + Experience with stress and thermal management and the use of multi-physics design and simulation software tools such as ANSYS or Comsol; + Experience with laboratory test and measurement of analog and RF components using tools such as high-speed oscilloscopes, network analyzers, parameter analyzers, and on-wafer probe stations; + Familiarity with heterogeneous integration and microscale packaging techniques as well as approaches for microsystem rapid prototyping and integration; + Familiarity with device physics such as semiconductors, piezoelectricity, electrostatics, ferroelectricity, superconductivity, and other effects; + Proficiency with software programming for data analysis and instrument control in languages such as C#, LabVIEW, MATLAB, or Python; + Familiarity with approaches and architectures for RF system analysis, including electronic signal processing, link budgets, and frequency planning; + Familiarity with optoelectronics and interfacing between the optical and electrical domains; + Ability to work across subject areas and solve problems in a highly collaborative environment; + Ability to discover, understand, and articulate customer needs; + 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 team environment.
The Biological and Chemical Sensors Department at Sandia National Laboratories specializes in miniature sensors and sensor-based system for a variety of sensing applications including chemical, biological, and explosives. These sensors and systems can be built into wearable, handheld, UAV, or fixed/installed formats. We have a strong emphasis on nano, micro, and mesoscale fabrication in our R&D including the capability to integrate custom electronics developed in Sandia’s MESA facility. To support our chemical vapor detection effort, we are developing a state-of-the-art test and evaluation system to challenge a variety of sensors and systems. In biological detection, we have acoustic- and electrochemical-based portable systems for cell lysis and highly specific and sensitive detection of DNA, RNA, proteins and metabolites. We also have state-of-the-art microbiology capabilities to aid in biological sensor development. Our technologies are designed to be non-invasive or minimally invasive, and easy to use in the field or at the point of care.
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: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.
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.
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.