Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Appointee - Radiation Effects in Advanced Microsystems in Albuquerque, New Mexico


The Advanced Microsystems Radiation Effects and Analysis Department at Sandia National Laboratories is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct leading edge research and development of new radiation hardened microsystems technologies. You will acquire a unique skill set by regularly testing, modeling, and prototyping devices. Manufacturing processes, and hardness assurance principles will be executed.

Your Responsibilties Include:

  • Testing the response of various advanced microsystems to harsh radiation environments. Obtain test samples and develop test boards and test programs for data collection. Travel to remote test sites for test campaigns several times per year. Summarize and present findings.
  • Developing device and circuit models and develop tools for use in established design flows to predict and understand the radiation response of complex microsystems. Run simulations, analyze results, compare to test data, and present results.
  • Regular partnering with radiation effects, materials, process, and device scientists across departments to research and develop effective hardening methodologies and approaches to assuring performance of advanced heterogeneously integrated microsystems in harsh radiation environments.
  • Publishing results in journal articles and presenting at conferences.
  • The ability to travel frequently and to work safely around radiation producing devices is necessary for this position.

Does this sound like an intriguing opportunity for you? Are you an enthusiastic Ph.D. in this rewarding field? Then we want to talk to you. Please apply today!


  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Plasma Physics, Materials or Nuclear Science or related fields.
  • Undergraduate degree in STEM.
  • Experience with radiation experimentation and modeling research in semiconductor systems as evidenced by publications, patents, and conference presentations.


  • Knowledge of typical semiconductor electrical characterization equipment.
  • The desire and ability to write papers for publication in refereed journals.
  • Organizational skills as well as the ability to interact well in a team environment.

Department Description:

The Advanced Microsystems Radiation Effects and Analysis team develops, integrates, characterizes, and assures the radiation hardness of advanced microsystems technologies for the nation's nuclear deterrence mission. Our research and development focuses on key technology areas of: advanced CMOS; radio-frequency (rf), power, and other analog applications; photonics and optoelectronics; compound semiconductors; non-volatile memories (NVM); micro-electro-mechanical (MEM) sensors and actuators; and heterogeneous integration among these disparate technologies.

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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*These benefits vary by job classification.

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:

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.