Date Posted: Feb 19, 2018
The Electrical Sciences and Experiments department is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with a background in experimental electromagnetics to support electromagnetic qualification of components and systems as well as the development and testing of advanced electromagnetic pulse experimental and analysis techniques for better understanding the resiliency of the electrical grid. Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to: + Creation and development of advanced technologies and electromagnetic testing techniques + A strong understanding of fundamental electromagnetic topics such as electromagnetic coupling, wave propagation, microwave instrumentation and measurement principles, and electromagnetic compatibility is required
+ PhD in electrical engineering, physics, or related discipline. + A demonstrated history and interest in experimental electromagnetics. + The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.
+ Five years or more of experience in experimental electromagnetics research + Experience using reverberation chambers, TEM cells, and anechoic chambers + Familiarity with vector network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, amplifiers, antennas, and other traditional microwave equipment (waveguides, couplers, dividers, filters, etc.) + Excellent written and verbal communications skills, including the development and delivery of presentations, proposals and reports + Experience with power electronic hardware and systems + Experience with ultrawide band gap devices + Experience with motor and motor drives + Experience in electrical breakdown research + Experience in using high voltage pulsers + Willingness to work around high voltage + Expertise with LabView and Matlab
Department 1353 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) Programs. Our capabilities include experimental electromagnetics, the design and manufacturing of advanced power electronics, compact high current drivers, electron beam accelerators, x-ray sources, development and analysis of advanced materials and components, and plasma physics. Department 1353 employs a comprehensive research approach that includes analysis, simulation, and hardware verification.
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 Q-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 Q-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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