Postdoctoral Appointee - Electronic Oxide Materials Processing

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7069554 (Ref.No. 673305)
Posted: September 8, 2020

Job Description

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. : We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to contribute to the science and development of electronic oxide materials for future Department of Energy (DOE) applications. We are looking for a highly motivated individual that is capable of supporting programs in this technical area! Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: + Perform ceramic powder fabrication, consolidation (including tape casting), and sintering. + Thermal and mechanical characterization of materials (e.g., flexural strength, fracture toughness, dilatometry, and thermal conductivity) of ceramic components and integrate feedback from test results in new ceramic composite designs and formulations. + Perform electrical characterization and analysis of semiconducting and dielectric ceramics, including I-V, impedance spectroscopy, permittivity, and depolarization measurements. + Attend and be active in technical meetings on the national level and to publish in leading journals. + Interact with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds. + Publish and present cutting-edge technical work at technical conferences.

+ PhD in Materials Science, Ceramic Science, Glass Science, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering or a closely related field + Experience with structure-processing-property relationships in crystalline oxide materials + Experience publishing and presenting technical work + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance

+ Technical experience with a proven publication record in the area of materials fabrication and processing, particularly related to advanced ceramics and glasses, are desired + Ability to conceive, develop, build, and qualify novel material evaluation tools + Extensive experience working in a laboratory + Experience working in a chemical, ceramic, or semiconductor processing environment, preferably with ceramics related processing (e.g., tape casting and screen printing). + Experience with electronic testing and measurements, preferably applied to semi-conductor and dielectric ceramics. + Ability to engage and to contribute to multiple programs + Ability to interact with team members of diverse technical backgrounds + Ability to carry out independent research under the umbrella of related programs with varying needs + Outstanding communication skills + Experience with LabVIEW or related data collection software

Department Description:

The Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department provides innovation in the design, synthesis and development of advanced, multifunctional materials to satisfy unique needs in electronic, optical, electrochemical, structural and selective-molecular-binding applications. We control chemical and structural characteristics, from the nano- to the micro-scale, in inorganic and hybrid systems to explore new material constructs and strategies aimed at optimizing and expanding material performance. Our efforts support DOE Defense Programs, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE Electricity Distribution and Energy Reliability offices, other federal agencies and industry. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to leverage our research investments while participating in, and contributing to, the international research community. Research thrusts include nanoparticle, nanofiber, and atomic layer deposited materials, thin films, passive and active materials for electronic, magnetic, photonic, electromechanical, and fluidic microsystems, self-assembly, and colloid chemistry.

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.

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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