Postdoctoral Appointee Nano-scale Electromagnetic Field Imaging Based on Photoelectron Microscopy

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7105100 (Ref.No. 684224)
Posted: July 12, 2022

Job Description

Posting Duration: 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. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate: 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a dedicated postdoctoral appointee to perform groundbreaking research in the area of nano-scale light-matter interactions. The appointee will conduct research with multidisciplinary teams and will use powerful lasers in conjunction with photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) and dielectric meta-surfaces. Research will be pursued at a fundamental level and will engage experimental and modeling tools, with the primary goal of understanding electromagnetic field enhancement at the micro- and nanoscales as well as the non-linear and quantum optics. The selected postdoc will design the experimental systems based on optical meta-surfaces, construct supplemental equipment if necessary, conduct experimental research based on ultrafast and continuous wave lasers, PEEM, and other tools as needed. Additionally, the appointee will assist in the development of both analytical and numerical models used to describe experimental findings. The postdoc will collaborate with multi-investigator teams, present results at national/international meetings, and publish research in high profile peer-reviewed journals. Qualifications We Require: + Possess, or are pursuing, a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a closely related field. The PhD must have been conferred within three years prior to employment. + Experience in scientific research based on analytical microscopy or spectroscopy, including x-ray, ultraviolet lamp, synchrotron, or laser-based photoelectron spectroscopy or microscopy + Experience in the instrument operation, data processing using a programming software environment, and data analysis + A strong record of technical achievement and communication, as evidenced by publications in peer-review scientific journals and professional conference/meeting presentations. (A publication list should be included as part of the CV.) + Experience with ultrahigh vacuum equipment + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Ability to address problems creatively, and to work both independently and in collaboration with other researchers + Expertise in quantum, nonlinear and ultrafast optics, integrated photonics, semiconductor physics, materials, and/or related topics + Experience with laboratory optical bench optics, electronics, optoelectronics, and safe use of lasers, able to design and carry out laser-based optical experiments of optical systems, optical materials or devices, or photonics microsystems + Experience with constructing ultrahigh vacuum systems or parts of ultrahigh vacuum equipment + Experience developing or using software for optical simulations for example, Comsol, Matlab/Simulink, FDTD codes + Strong interpersonal skills and able to work independently and in a collaborative group environment + Proven creative problem solving, effective time management skills in working on multiple projects simultaneously, and ability to manage project progress and meet deadlines when necessary About Our Team: The Advanced Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials Department, 1876, is responsible for the research, development, and application of physical and chemical sciences to materials technologies critical to Sandia's missions. Our work is currently along four thrusts: + Density functional theory (DFT) calculations to study defects in semiconductors + Advancing innovative growth of semiconductor epitaxial material for device applications by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and related growth technologies + Structural, electronic, and optical characterization of semiconductor and dielectric materials + Growth, processing, and characterization of nanostructures such as semiconductor quantum dots, quantum wires, and 3D structures including photonic lattices. We support a large variety of compound semiconductor materials science and device development projects. We have an extensive network of partners inside and outside of Sandia The Department closely partners with other organizations, including the Semiconductor Material and Device Sciences Department 1873, other departments in Centers 1800 and 5200, and university and industry collaborators throughout the world. The Department makes use of pioneering growth and microfabrication facilities associated with MESA (Sandia's Microsystems Engineering, Science, and Applications complex); scientific facilities at CINT (the joint Sandia / Los Alamos Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies); and staff laboratories with specialized characterization techniques. Our team is committed to nurturing an environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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 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:*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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO: 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. Position Information: 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 three 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: 684224

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.