Date Posted: Jun 29, 2019
We are seeking a creative, motivated R&D Scientist/Engineer to develop and deliver advanced epitaxy solutions and devices for emerging national security applications. You will assume a key role within our high performing optoelectronics team, working closely with compound semiconductor device scientists and engineers on infrared detector materials, infrared emitters, and novel sensors. On any given day, you will be asked to: + Perform experimental research involving growth and characterization of novel materials and device technologies + Apply and improve existing and emerging technologies to meet specific performance needs and targets + Develop new programs and capabilities in areas that support Sandia mission activities to sustain and evolve Sandia’s leading-edge epitaxial capability + Collaborate with team members and local experts to develop new the state-of-the-art materials + Deliver results and report findings to co-workers and customers + Publish original research in top-tier journals and conference proceedings
+ You have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or closely related STEM field, achieved within five years of your hire date + Your background includes experience in device design or growth of antimonide compound semiconductors + You have a record of publication and innovation, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents + You possess the psychology, dependability, and attention to detail to work with extremely hazardous substances + You can obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance
+ Strong evidence of academic performance as evidenced by GPA + Experience with MBE growth of antimonides, strained layer superlattices, arsenides, and phosphides. + An established record of successful project execution for R&D activities, including project scheduling, reporting, and delivering results + A background in thin films characterization including X-ray Diffraction and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy + Experience characterizing the radiometric, DC and noise properties of infrared detection materials and devices. + Experience maintaining and troubleshooting MBE reactors and growth characterization equipment. + Experience designing and modelling compound semiconductor devices including superlattices + Ability to work across disciplines, and to tackle problems in a highly collaborative environment + Ability to discover, understand, and articulate customer needs + Adaptability and flexibility to address rapidly advancing technologies and evolving customer needs + Strong self-motivation to work effectively as an independent contributor + Strong communication and interpersonal skills as needed to work successfully in a team environment
The III-V Optoelectronics Department develops compound semiconductor devices, photonics, and microsystems for national security applications including high-performance computing, communications, renewable energy, sensing and imaging. As part of Sandia’s Microsystems Science, Technology and Components Center, we research, design, fabricate, prototype, test and deliver novel lasers, photonic integrated circuits, photonic microsystems, and sensors. We focus on R&D of high performance technology platforms and customized microsystems. Visit our website for more information: www.sandia.gov/mstc/nspc/index.html
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) Q-level 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 must 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, disability, or veteran status.