Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Appointee - Analog Circuit Simulations in Albuquerque, New Mexico


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 conduct state-of-the-art analog circuit simulations on large multi-node computational platforms.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Characterize circuit performance and determine circuit sensitivities, uncertainty quantifications, and margins in extreme environments using calibrated models
  • Develop advanced large scale electrical system analysis capabilities and advance the state-of-the-art capabilities in circuit analysis
  • Develop test methods and models for predicting the performance and survival of electronics in radiation environments


  • PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Nuclear Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or relevant STEM discipline
  • Experience in high performance scientific computing and programming
  • Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


  • Demonstrated ability to work on challenging engineering problems in a fast-paced team environment that requires extensive cross-organizational and multi-disciplinary teaming
  • Knowledge, by way of training and/or experience, of network theory, analog circuit simulation and/or design
  • Knowledge, by way of training and/or experience, of the physics and construction of semiconductor devices
  • Familiarity with radiation effects in materials, such as displacement damage
  • Experience using statistical data analysis tools such as MatLab, JMP or Excel
  • Experience with the following:

  • Semiconductor device physics concepts including III-V compound semiconductors and/or compound semiconductor HEMTs

  • Lumped element equivalent-circuit models for high-frequency transistor devices
  • Non-linear compact model parameter extraction and validation techniques
  • Model parameter calibration techniques
  • COTS electronics characterization and model parameter extraction techniques

Department Description:

Department 1356 is a multidisciplinary research and development group supporting NNSA Defense and Work for Other (WFO) programs. Our capabilities include physical and computational simulation of electrical components and systems, model extraction, and theoretical behavior of components in harsh environments.

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*

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Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT