Postdoctoral Appointee - Advanced Semiconductor Device Development
Job posting number: #7076889 (Ref:675855)
Posted: April 13, 2021
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. : Organization 05252, Radiation Hard CMOS Technology, is currently seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to work with a leading team of engineers and physicists to develop the next generation of neuromorphic computing hardware, sensing applications, and semiconductor devices. Additionally, the selected candidate will work with projects engaging a wide array of topics related to heterogeneous integration, and advanced microsystem architectures. On any given day, one may be called upon to: + Perform daily experimental work, which includes test measurement and electrical/optical/thermal characterization of devices + Work in semiconductor fabrication facilities and labs to create new devices and systems + Execute radiation tests using a variety of facilities + Design devices and circuits for fabrication using Cadence/layout tools and device/circuit simulators + Analyze data using commercial and in house analysis tools + Communicate results in high impact journals/publications along with associated travel to relevant conferences
+ A PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering, Nanoscale Engineering, or a related STEM field, conferred within the past 5 years + The ability to work in a cleanroom environment + The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
+ A strong desire to publish impactful work in high quality journals and make real scientific progress based on hypothesis driven experimental work + Significant experience or coursework related to nanoscale device physics and chemistry, deep learning/neural network architectures, and neuromorphic computing + Technical proficiency as proven by published work in quality peer reviewed journals + Successful research and development in memory devices and/or neuromorphic computing hardware + Hands on experience with electrical test and measurement equipment such as semiconductor parameter analyzers, optoelectronics characterization of photosensors, or solar cells + Experience with active vision sensors and spike based neuromorphic computing techniques + Experience with professional software such as Cadence, Origin/MATLAB/JMP, CAD/Layout tools + Excellent written, oral, and communication skills + Strong collaboration skills, working in a team environment
We are responsible for developing, integrating, characterizing, and ensuring the reliability of radiation-hardened microelectronics fabricated in the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facilities. Advanced device development activities are also a significant part of the team's work, focusing on end-of-the roadmap technologies such as resistive nonvolatile memories, and heterogeneous 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.
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.