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Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Appointee - MEMS Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) Design Engineer in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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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.

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Organization 05253, Advanced CMOS Products/Design, is seeking a MEMS ROIC Design Postdoctoral Appointee to join their team utilizing advanced CAD tools and CMOS semiconductor technologies to support Sandia’s advanced MEMS sensor technologies and Heterogeneous Integration of microelectronics for national security applications.

On any given day, one may be called upon to:

  • Execute research and development projects for Readout Integrated Circuit (ROIC) design, test, and characterization of hybrid MEMS/ROIC systems such as accelerometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, etc.

  • Perform advanced microelectronics integration activities, such as the development of microelectronics fabrication solutions for hybrid MEMS/ROIC

  • Advance Sandia’s proficiency in read out architectures for MEMS based sensors for national security applications

  • Interact closely with internal and external specialists on MEMS/ROIC sensor design, fabrication, integration, and testing

  • Utilize Sandia’s internal facilities, including the MESA fabs, and identify external resources that can be used for R&D and production based microsystems

  • Identify, procure, and commission new fabrication, characterization, and test equipment

  • Attend and present work at professional domestic and international conferences, as well as publish peer reviewed journal articles

    Required:

  • A Bachelor's degree in a STEM field plus a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related STEM field, with the PhD conferred within the last 5 years

  • Experience with analog and/or digital ROIC design and characterization for MEMS applications

  • Interest or experience in MEMS design and characterization

  • The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

    Desired:

Ideally, one's experience would include some of the following:

  • Academic or professional experience in MEMS or other relevant microelectronics fields such as RF Microsystems, Silicon Photonics, or Compound Semiconductors

  • The ability to conceive and propose ideas for process improvement, troubleshooting, and new capability development

  • Interest in leading development efforts including cost, schedule, and device realization

  • Proven interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate, explain, and educate others

  • Strong interpersonal skills and an eagerness to collaborate in a multi-disciplinary team environment

  • An active DOE Q-level security clearance; or other equivalent active security clearance such as DOD Top Secret

    Department Description:

The Advanced CMOS Products and Design department develops and maintains digital, analog, and mixed-signal design expertise. We have a deep understanding of technology offerings and design methodologies to provide custom microelectronic products and engineering services that fulfill the diverse needs of our customers (Nuclear Deterrence {ND} and Strategic Partnership Programs {SPP}). Customers include DOE weapons systems, satellite systems, the intelligence community, armed services, other government agencies, the Sandia research community, and commercial industry. We provide Trusted ASIC Design Services for both radiation-hardened and non-radiation-hardened Trusted Foundries (350nm, 180nm, 130nm, 90nm, 65nm, 45nm, 32nm and 14nm). In addition to IC product development, the department works closely with our in-house radiation hardened CMOS technology group to maintain state-of-the-art radiation-hardened CMOS research, design, and production capability.

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: http://www.sandia.gov*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.

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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.

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