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Sandia National Laboratories Theoretical NanoPhotonics in Albuquerque, New Mexico


Are you a photonics theorist who is passionate about nanophotonics research?Our team at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is seeking an outstanding theorist to join the center as an affiliate staff scientist, working independently as a Principal Investigator and collaborating with current photonics efforts at CINT and Sandia. We are searching for a photonics theorist with interests in:

  • Nanophotonic phenomena in artificially structured materials
  • Topological photonics
  • Light matter interaction
  • Quantum phenomena in photonics

    Join our team of highly motivated researchers and make a difference! Sandia Job Title: R&D S&E Physics


  • PhD in electrical engineering, optical engineering or science, physics, or related field, a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM), and 3 years or more post PhD experience
  • Published in engineering and scientific journals and have presented your work at professional international conferences
  • Specialist in theoretical approaches for optics and electromagnetism as well as numerical techniques to simulate such phenomena.
  • Able to acquire a DOE security clearance


  • Expertise in nonlinear optics, integrated photonics, optomechanics, quantum or ultrafast optics, semiconductor physics, materials, and/or related topics
  • Demonstrated experience working in a tightly coordinated group
  • Prior publications in quantum information science and technologies
  • Original research, proven through a record of invention, original publications in top-tier journals, and conference papers and presentations
  • Results-oriented, with outstanding interpersonal skills to work independently and in a collaborative group

Department Description:

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) conducts research to establish the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices. We perform discovery and use-inspired basic research 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.

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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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.