Postdoctoral Appointee - Device Physics and Engineering
Job posting number: #7057656 (Ref:667783)
Posted: June 8, 2019
Job DescriptionThe Multiscale Fabrication Science & Technology Development Department, 5229, is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to assist in novel device fabrication, materials characterization, and electrical measurement to support fundamental science projects for semiconductor-based quantum information devices, quantum materials, and atomic-precision advanced manufacturing demonstrations. The primary responsibility of this position is to drive research in a defined area of interest as part of established, diverse teams of physicists, engineers, and chemists. Candidates will be expected to contribute significantly at the forefront of one of the following areas: • Controlled placement of matter with atomic-precision using surface chemistry and scanning tunneling microscopy to yield new forms of nanoscale electronic devices • Novel, CMOS-like device design, process flow development, materials characterization, and microfabrication for semiconductor-based quantum information and quantum materials • Electrical measurement of novel devices, particularly at high-speed and in cryogenic environments Existing expertise will supplement the candidate’s area of research to achieve team success. A significant amount of coordination with other staff and technologists to meet the needs of the teams is required. You will be expected to regularly meet and coordinate with the teams fabricating, characterizing, and measuring the devices, as well as the theorists who model the device behavior. In this highly collaborative environment excellent teaming and communications skills are a requirement for success. 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.
+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in electrical engineering, materials science, physics, chemistry, or other relevant field + Experience performing original research, as demonstrated by a record of first-author publications in peer-reviewed journals. + Abiliity to obtain and maintain a DOE Q security clearance.
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following: + Track record of published research + Ability to team + Experience with: + High-speed electrical characterization measurements + Cryogenic electrical characterization measurements + Electron beam lithography + Fabrication of quantum information devices (superconducting, semiconductor, topological insulators, etc.) + Fabrication of devices incorporating quantum materials + Atomic-layer-deposition / Chemical vapor deposition / Physical vapor deposition + Scanning tunneling microscopy + Surface chemistry and associated characterization
The Multiscale Fabrication Science & Technology Development Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandia's national security missions. The department includes a broad set of expertise including atomic physics, quantum information S&T, micro-optics, and electrochemistry. We provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; microfabrication at the atomic scale, atomic level experimental setups, atom and ion trapping microelectronic devices, and electrochemical materials expertise. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement, collaboration, and delivery to both internal and external customers. The department leverages strong relationships with the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), and other internal and external organizations to develop advanced solid-state electronic device technology.
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.