Postdoctoral Appointee - Remote Sensing Photonics

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7071602 (Ref:673875)

Posted: October 29, 2020

Job Description

This 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. : **Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore next-generation solutions? Join a multi-disciplinary team that solves significant issues for our nation's security!** We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to join our space systems team. The selected applicant will work across multi-disciplinary teams to advance the state of the art in high density integrated electronics and photonics. This work will span multiple physics domains including thermal, optical, and electronic effects. This is a great opportunity to make a mark in an exciting field with next-generation technology. On any given day, your duties may include the following, depending on the specific role: + Identify, analyze, and provide solutions and alternate approaches to integrated electronics and photonic problems using individual creativity and judgment + Apply technical judgment in determining efficient application of potential solutions + Multi-physics modeling of high-density devices, components, or systems + Running experiments in an optical lab or in the field + Collaborate with your team to solve encountered problems + Report results through team meetings, writing publications, and attending conferences

+ PhD acquired within 5 years' prior to employment, in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, Materials Science, or a related field + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level clearance

+ Strong record of publication and innovation as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents + Proficiency with analytical and modeling software (i.e. COMSOL, Ansys, Lumerical, Sylvaco, FDTD, MATLAB, etc.) + Experience with programming languages (i.e. C++, Python, etc.) + Experience with complex multi-physics systems involving thermal, optical, and electrical phenomena + Experience with electrical and optical laboratory-based testing equipment + Ability and willingness to work across fields and learn in areas outside your area of expertise + An established record of project execution for R&D activities + Ability to prioritize and balance competing activities across multiple projects + Strong collaboration and teaming skills, as well as self-motivation to work effectively as an independent contributor + Ability to discover, understand, and articulate customer needs + Current and active DOE L-level or Q-level clearance

Department Description:

We have researched and developed new monitoring systems and technologies for over half a century. Building on that legacy, today we support national security missions involving nuclear proliferation detection, treaty monitoring, arms control, and various needs within the national security communities. We advance national security missions through the development of innovative concepts for active and passive remote sensing systems, signatures, and exploitation. The department maintains a breadth of remote sensing competencies including target phenomenology, scene simulation, radiative transport, optical sensor modeling, spectral & temporal data processing, and algorithm development. This collection of proficiencies allows the group to develop novel, mission specific sensor concepts as well as assess and predict mission performance. The projects within the group span diverse mission areas including, but not limited to, Nuclear Nonproliferation, Weaponization, USNDS, DoD, OPIR, and the Intelligence Community. The department is actively engaged in program development and maturing enabling capabilities by transitioning research and development from across the laboratory through the Lab Directed Research and Development (LDRD) process.

About Sandia:

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: *These benefits vary by job classification.

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 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.

EEO Statement:

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.

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.

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