Postdoctoral Appointee - Microsystem Thermal & Interfacial Research
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7079873 (Ref #: 675193)
- Posting Date: Jun 15, 2021
Job DescriptionThis 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. : Organization 05212, HI Sensor uSystems & FA, is currently seeking a phenomenal postdoctoral appointee to join their team that develops sophisticated heterogeneously integrated sensor microsystems. Qualified candidates will be asked to model, develop, and optimize a wide variety of mechanical aspects of these microsystems. These systems support a wide variety of satellite systems, the intelligence community, and high energy physics research. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: + Applying scientific knowledge to modeling, development, and optimization of thermal and mechanical aspects of high complexity sensor microsystems + Contributing to Sandia’s growing capability in heterogeneous integration while filling a critical need in understanding microscale mechanical interfaces, thermal management, etc. + Developing mechanical hardware supporting a wide variety of sensor microsystems + Development of test and characterization methodologies to explore characteristics of heterogeneously integrated sensor microsystems + Working both independently and collaboratively with peers This postdoctoral appointment is an opportunity to continue an engineer/scientist’s growth. The desired characteristics below represent both potential starting points and opportunities for growth in this position.
+ A PhD in Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or a related STEM field, conferred within five years prior to employment + The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE-Q level security clearance
+ Experience modeling semiconductor microsystems + Proven experience with finite-element analysis and modeling thermal behavior of complex interfaces + Experience with programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, etc) + Strong interpersonal skills which include partnership, effective leadership, compromise, delegation, conflict resolution, and the ability to work in a diverse team environment + Excellent written and verbal communication skills are a must, including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals, reports, and documentation + The addition of diversity to the department through background, experience, interests, etc.
The Heterogeneously-Integrated Sensor Microsystems & Failure Analysis department specializes in designing and realizing high-performance focal-plane arrays and sensor microsystems for a variety of customers and developing and implementing integrated-circuit (IC) failure analysis techniques. We have broad and deep expertise in IC analog and digital design, semiconductor physics, and device fabrication and integration. We also have expertise in IC failure analysis techniques needed to support integrated-circuit development for both internal and external foundries.
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.
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.
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.