Postdoctoral Appointee - Compound Semiconductors R&D

Sandia National Laboratories

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Albuquerque, NM

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    Position summary

    Posting Duration:

    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.

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    If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs.

    If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.

    What Your Job Will Be Like:

    We have an exciting opportunity for a Postdoctoral Appointee to join our compound semiconductor microelectronics research and development team. We work in a highly collaborative teaming environment to conduct III-V compound semiconductor research and development using molecular beam epitaxy and microfabrication processes for a wide variety of optoelectronic and microelectronic devices with direct, relevant impact to our national security mission. This position requires a combination of individual contribution, coordination of engineering support personnel, and collaboration with other Sandia technical staff.

    On any given day, you may be called on to:

    • Develop device designs, translate them into epitaxial structures, and evaluate device characteristics.
    • Work on III-V materials from phosphides to mixed arsenide-antimonides, with application to devices from established GaAs-based microelectronics to novel InP- and GaSb-based optoelectronics.
    • Work on material or device characterization, device simulation, device fabrication process development, epitaxial growth, and the interpretation of test data to enhance device performance.
    • Report results through internal and external publications and presentations and collaborating with team members and customers to understand and meet requirements and develop new business opportunities.

    Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite 100% of the time.

    Qualifications We Require:

    • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or related STEM field conferred within five (5) years prior to employment
    • Background in the development of microelectronic or optoelectronic devices
    • Record of publication and innovation, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
    • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance

    Qualifications We Desire:

    • Excellent academic credentials
    • Background in III-V materials
    • Experience with molecular beam epitaxy
    • Experience with simulation of microelectronic or optoelectronic heterostructures
    • Experience with fabrication or test of microelectronic or optoelectronic devices
    • Evidence of dedication to laboratory safety

    About Our Team:

    The III-V Microelectronics Department is responsible for the research, development, and technology maturation of Group III-V compound semiconductors within the Microsystems Engineering, Science, and Applications Center. With highly collaborative teaming, we enable the creation, development and delivery of application specific microelectronic components addressing high-performance, harsh-environment communication, sensing, power, and control problems. Our products provide solutions to customers who need a trusted partner to create and deliver on stated performance, size, weight, power, and cost benefits relative to alternative technologies. Core department capabilities include electronic modeling and simulation; epitaxial design, growth and characterization; rad-hard microelectronic device and circuit design, microfabrication, characterization, and reliability; and high-reliability microelectronic product design, characterization, and delivery for high-consequence national security applications.

    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 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.

    Position Information:

    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: 689854

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    Everyone at Sandia contributes to our purpose.

    Our unique responsibilities in the nuclear weapons (NW) program create a foundation from which we leverage capabilities, enabling us to solve complex national security problems.

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    Why you should apply for a job to Sandia National Laboratories:

  • Ranked as one of the Best Companies for Women in 2022

  • 4.5/5 in overall job satisfaction

  • 4.5/5 in supportive management

  • 90% say women are treated fairly and equally to men

  • 92% would recommend this company to other women

  • 92% say the CEO supports gender diversity

  • Ratings are based on anonymous reviews by Fairygodboss members.
  • Flexible work schedule where working from home and taking every other Friday off are viable options.

  • Retirement - 401 (k)

  • Career development: Career mobility to change projects and teams as you wish, mentoring opportunities with top scientists and engineers.