Postdoctoral Appointee - Inertial Sensors
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7092691 (Ref #: 680639)
- Posting Date: Jan 21, 2022
Job DescriptionThis 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. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. : We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Appointee to join the Inertial Sensors Department and support Sandia’s advanced MEMS sensor technologies and Heterogeneous Integration of microelectronics for national security applications. This posting is open to qualified applicants with backgrounds in Electrical Engineering Mechanical Engineering, Material Science, Chemical Engineering, or other STEM related degrees. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Execute research and development projects for application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design, test, and characterization of hybrid MEMS/ASIC systems such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, etc. advanced microelectronics integration activities, such as the development of microelectronics fabrication solutions for hybrid MEMS/ASIC. + Advance Sandia’s competency in read out architectures for MEMS based sensors for national security applications. + Interact closely with internal and external expertise for MEMS/ASIC sensor design, fabrication, integration and testing. Utilize Sandia’s internal facilities including the Microelectronics and Engineering Science Applications (MESA) complex and identify external resources that can be leveraged for R&D and production-based microsystems. + Identify, procure, and commission new fabrication, characterization, and test equipment. + Attend and present work at professional domestic and international conferences, as well as publish peer reviewed journal articles.
+ Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related STEM field conferred within five (5) years prior to employment + Undergraduate degree in a STEM field + Experience with: + design of MEMS devices such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, seismometers, etc. + MEMS or electronic devices testing and characterization. + Familiarity with MEMS fabrication processes. + Ability to conceive and propose ideas for process improvement, troubleshooting, and new capability development + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Clearance
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following: + Academic or professional experience in MEMS or other relevant microelectronics fields such as RF Microsystems, Si Photonics, or Compound Semiconductors + Experience with analog and/or digital application specific integrated circuit (ASIC) design and characterization for MEMS applications + Interest in leading development efforts including cost, schedule, and device realization + Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate, explain, and educate others + Strong interpersonal skills and eagerness to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment + Active DOE or DOD security clearance
The Inertial Sensors Department, 5216, performs state-of-the-art design, fabrication, and testing of R&D and Product Delivery of MEMS based sensor technologies for national security applications. Current product delivery activities are for the W80-4 EESD program as a new 3 axis accelerometer for sensing the flight discriminating event (FDE) for the long range stand off (LRSO) missile. Future programs are aligned for future path length module (PLM) sensors and environmental discriminators to enhance the nuclear safety themes for future systems. The department also contributes to advancing Sandia’s competency and capabilities in Heterogeneous Integration through establishing internal capabilities for 2.5D and 3D microelectronic integration
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.
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. : 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: 680639
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.