Date Posted: Jan 26, 2018
The Electromagnetic Theory Department is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with an emphasis in electromagnetic modeling of nanophotonic systems and metamaterials. Experience is desired in both theoretical analysis and computational simulation using commercial and/or specialized end-user-developed software. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: + Support research involving nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonic and phononic devices, and/or optics + Design and simulate novel optical devices, materials, and systems (e.g., Huygens’ metasurfaces, phase gradient metasurfaces, holograms, etc.) + Study new physics phenomena and evaluate new concepts + Report research results in top-tier journals and conferences + Generate new intellectual property through patent filing + The candidate will need to team with other developers, analysts, and experimentalists + Candidates who are both willing to develop expertise in different areas of electromagnetics and who work well in team environments are desired
+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment in electrical engineering, optical engineering or science, physics or closely-related discipline, with a specialization in electromagnetic theory or simulation. + Strong mathematical and simulation background with good knowledge and experience in electromagnetic analysis. + Experience in design and simulation of novel optical structures and materials (e.g. metamaterial lenses, angular momentum, phase gradient metasurfaces, etc.) with commercial and custom codes + Publications or presentations demonstrating experience with developing or using numerical simulations to better understand electromagnetic phenomenon. + Experience in developing or using commercial software for device performance simulations + Experience in data analysis and post-processing + Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE L clearance
+ Minimum GPA of 3.2/4.0 in undergraduate programs and 3.5/4.0 in graduate programs + Self-motivated, with strong communication skills to work independently and in a team environment + Demonstrated ability to work with others and contribute to a team effort + Excellent verbal and written communication skills + Willingness to develop expertise in different areas electromagnetics + Willingness to be flexible in job assignments
The Electromagnetic Theory department (1352) is engaged in development of advanced theory, modeling, simulation and analysis techniques for use across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and plasma-physics environments. Capabilities developed in the Electromagnetic Theory department support long-term research in electromagnetics, plasma physics, pulsed-power sciences, and also enable the near-term delivery of toolsets and high-fidelity analysis that can be used for addressing the wide array of SNL mission needs.
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.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
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