Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Beam Epitaxy 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 high-impact research and development of high-mobility III-As materials using molecular beam epitaxy.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Support a variety of research projects with internal and external collaborators
- Perform epitaxy, maintenance and repair of MBE equipment, and fundamental materials and process characterization
- Collaborate with top scientists to do high-impact research for meta-materials, THz detectors, QCLs, etc.
- Document results in reports, presentations, and journal articles
- PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field
- Experience operating and maintaining MBE and UHV equipment
- 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
- Excellent academic credentials and professional recommendations
- Experience in growth of GaAs based semiconductors by MBE
- Experience in high-purity MBE growth
- Experience characterizing semiconductor materials (especially transport and X-ray)
- Experience with MBE computer control systems (especially Molly)
- Experience in design and fabrication of custom prototype MBE components
The Nanostructure Physics Department (1881) conducts original research to establish the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices. Department members are involved in the fabrication, characterization, and theoretical/computational study of nanoscale materials and phenomena in support of the DOE/SC Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and other Sandia programs. CINT is a DOE/Office of Science National User Facility operated jointly by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories with facilities at both Laboratories.
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- 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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*These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.
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.