Ion Beam Laboratory Characterization and Radiation Effects (Experienced)
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7135369 (Ref #: 688721)
- Posting Date: Mar 7, 2023
- $201,400 *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential. What Your Job Will Be Like: The Ion Beam Laboratory (IBL) at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a mid-career staff scientist with interest and expertise in exploring radiation effects in semiconductor materials and devices using electron, ion, and neutron irradiation. The IBL combines irradiation capabilities with in-situ electrical characterization techniques, including deep level transient spectroscopy (DLTS), photoluminescence (PL), electroluminescence (EL), transient microwave reflectance (TMR), electron and ion beam induced charge collection (EBIC and IBIC), current voltage characterization (IVs), capacitance voltage characterization (CVs) etc. As well as a suite of in-situ analytical capabilities, such as transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), enabling innovative research. You will use these tools and more to explore the fundamentals of radiation effects in semiconductor materials and devices; as well as investigate new avenues for material science with defect engineering from macro- to nano-scale. Join our multidisciplinary team to perform groundbreaking experiments and modeling based around Sandia’s accelerator capabilities. This position is expected to support these key areas of research at the Ion Beam Laboratory: + Ion beam irradiation of semiconductors using heavy ions to simulate neutron displacement damage and combined ion plus electron exposure to simulate a combined neutron plus gamma environment. These two capabilities allow Sandia’s IBL to provide unprecedented material behavior insight and explore the fundamental science surrounding radiation induced defects in a wide range of classical and modern semiconductor systems from Si, SiC, GaN, AlGaN, and other advanced materials and design concepts. + Ion beam-based nanoscale fabrication and characterization of radiation effects in materials and devices. The research will involve using a range of focused ion beam implantation capabilities from focused ion beam systems with <10 nm resolution to multiple high energy microbeams with 150 nm to 1 mm resolution. The combination of these unique capabilities enables innovative research that can only be found at Sandia National Laboratories. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Develop new research programs using the Sandia’s Ion Beam Laboratory capabilities to address critical mission needs. For example, the development of new and enhanced experimental and modeling techniques to understand and predict radiation response in semiconductor materials and devices including high-impact research towards understanding atomistic- and nano-scale phenomena and their influence on material behavior in extreme environments. + Perform electron, ion or neutron-based experiments and collaborate with diverse groups working with a wide array of predictive modeling, device fabrication and in-house material/device testing capabilities including in-situ electrical characterization techniques and in-situ material structural characterization. + Generate research publications and present at leading technical conferences. Qualifications We Require: + Master’s degree or PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering, or a related field with 5 or more years of relevant national laboratory, academic or industrial experience + Experience leading research projects evidenced by track record of acquiring funding from either internal or external agencies and conducting independent research + Experience in leading research teams comprised of scientists, technologists, postdoctoral scholars, and/or graduate students + Experience using electron (keV-to-MeV), ion (keV-to-multi-MeV) or neutrons for semiconductor materials or device testing including radiation effects testing and /or materials analysis and modification + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + PhD in physics, chemistry, materials science, electrical engineering, or a related field + A history of publications in peer-reviewed professional journals and presentations at appropriate scientific conferences + Experience with programming languages such as Python, Visual C and LabView or experience with software-hardware interaction + Experience with developing safe operating procedures for potentially high hazard systems and/or operations in a multi-user facility + Superb analytical skills and excellent interpersonal skills About Our Team: The Radiation-Solid Interaction Department operates the Ion Beam Laboratory (IBL). This innovative facility houses 7 major accelerators: a 6 MV Tandem, a 3 MV Pelletron, a 1 MV Tandem, a 400 kV implanter, 35 kV Helium Ion Microscope and both a 35 kV and 100 kV focused ion beam system with mass velocity filter. Other experimental facilities include focused micro beam lines on all the major accelerators. The IBL engages in three major research thrusts: + Understanding the performance of materials in radiation environments. These projects impact the performance of microelectronics in space and other hostile environments, as well as cladding materials in nuclear reactor and storage environments. + Developing and applying novel ion beam techniques to precisely measure materials compositions. Applications in this area include mapping hydrogen isotopes in fusion wall material and measuring the composition of thin complex materials such as transition metal oxides. + Exploring the materials science of defects in solids. This broad area includes single ion implants for quantum applications, anomalous grain growth in nanograined materials, hydride formation under irradiation, and nanomechanical responses of materials. In each thrust the department provides unrivaled capabilities to multidisciplinary teams with an interest in publishing high quality research and applying the results to problems of national interest. 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.Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!
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. EEO: 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. Job ID: 688721
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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