Postdoctoral Appointee - Advanced Electronic and Optoelectronic Materials

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7105211 (Ref.No. 684492)
Posted: July 13, 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: Are you interested in opportunities to expand the existing knowledge of advanced electronic and optoelectronic semiconductor materials? Our team is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct innovative research in advanced semiconductor materials that have applications in electronic and optoelectronic devices. You will be creating and experimentally validating these advanced materials to improve their performance and reliability. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Assist in the growth and characterization of nitride WBG/UWBG semiconductor materials for applications such as power switching, radio-frequency electronics, and optoelectronics + Assist in the growth and characterization of novel arsenide and phosphide semiconductor materials for applications such as optoelectronics and quantum computing + Support and participate in teams that are processing the semiconductor material into devices + Develop an understanding and model of the relationship between device performance, reliability, and degradation and semiconductor material quality + Publish research results in journal articles and present at professional conferences Qualifications We Require: + Possess, or are pursuing, a PhD in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, applied physics, materials science, or an equivalent field + Experience in semiconductor materials research as evidenced by publications, patents, and/or professional conference presentations + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experience with growth of semiconductor materials by MOCVD, MBE, or another growth technique and ability to work in a cleanroom + Experience with the characterization of semiconductor materials + Experience in the fabrication and characterization of electronic devices from semiconductor material + Direct experience with WBG/UWBG semiconductors + Proven interpersonal skills and able to work in diverse, multi-disciplinary teams 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: (1) density functional theory (DFT) calculations to study defects in semiconductors, (2) advancing state-of-the-art growth of semiconductor epitaxial material for device applications by Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition (MOCVD) and related growth technologies, (3) structural, electronic, and optical characterization of semiconductor and dielectric materials, and (4) 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 state-of-the-art 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 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: 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 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. Job ID: 684492

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.