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Sandia National Laboratories R&D S&E, Electronics Engineer (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a diverse team that solves challenging issues of national interest?

The Advanced Microsystems Radiation Effects Department is seeking R&D Electronics Engineers to conduct leading-edge national-security radiation effects research in the physics, modeling, hardening, and hardness assurance of advanced microsystems, microelectronics, photonics, optoelectronics, micro-electrical-mechanical, and heterogeneously integrated circuits in Silicon CMOS, compound semiconductors and other materials and devices in harsh radiation environments.

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

  • Team with leading radiation effects, materials, process, and device engineers and scientists to research and develop effective radiation hardening methodologies and approaches to assuring performance of advanced heterogeneously integrated microsystems in harsh radiation environments.
  • Research and demonstrate the response of various advanced microsystems to harsh radiation environments. Obtain test samples and develop test plans, test boards, and test programs. Travel as needed for radiation testing campaigns. Summarize and present findings.
  • Develop 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.
  • Publish results in journal articles and present at conferences.


  • Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering or related STEM disciplines.
  • Undergraduate degree in STEM.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.


Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

  • You have a Ph.D. in Electronics Engineering.
  • Your background includes experience and knowledge of typical semiconductor electrical characterization equipment.
  • Organizational skills as well as the ability to interact well in a team environment.
  • Experience with research in radiation effects in semiconductor systems as evidenced by publications, patents, and conference presentations.
  • Active DOE Q Security Clearance.

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*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at:

*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.