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What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to contribute to the design, fabrication, and integration of emerging memory with digital logic to produce analog algorithm accelerators exploiting in-memory computing. This position will involve assisting with the design of bit-cells and core structures, including the development of masks and step-by-step fabrication process flows. In addition, custom and novel post-processing options on prototype devices will need to be developed.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Implement existing microfabrication processing steps to help produce and validate memory prototypes.
Integrate prototype memories with existing prototypes and work with materials scientists and electrical engineers to validate them.
Invent new processing methods and help realize new device prototypes.
Conduct innovative research, publish and present results in refereed journals and conferences.
Develop and pursue new opportunities in areas that support Sandia Mission activities.
Work in multidisciplinary teams.
Qualifications We Require:
PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field conferred within five (5) years prior to employment
Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L clearance
Qualifications We Desire:
A record of publication and innovation, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books or issued patents
Familiarity with the fabrication techniques and materials used for conventional and emerging microelectronic devices
Experience with neuromorphic hardware and/or machine learning/artificial intelligence hardware accelerators
Familiarity with the basics of ASIC and VLSI design, as well as heterogenous integration
Proficiency with programming languages including python and other numerical methods
Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Ability to work in a collaborative research environment on problems in a variety of domains
About Our Team:
The Multiscale Fabrication Science & Technology Development Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandia's national security missions. The department includes a broad set of expertise for fabricating devices for applications in atomic physics, quantum information S&T, micro-optics, and microsensors. We provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors, microelectronic device fabrication and characterization, microfabrication at the atomic scale, atom and ion trapping microsystems, and electrochemical deposition expertise. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement, collaboration, and delivery to both internal and external customers. The department leverages strong relationships with the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), and other internal and external organizations to develop advanced microsystem technologies.
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
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.
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.
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.
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: 688683
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