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R& D Laboratory Support Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking a R&D Laboratory Support Technologist to aid in the development of atomic\-physics\-based technologies\.

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

+ Work with a team of physicists and engineers to successfully advance the science of atomic sensing technologies so they can be employed as a practical sensing mechanism by overcoming challenges in physics and engineering\.
+ Support and advance the various experiments by aligning optical systems, building vacuum systems and other experimental apparatus, developing computer\-based experimental control and data acquisition system, collecting experimental data, and maintaining a safe and clean laboratory environment\.


+ Bachelor’s degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field\.
+ Experience with one or more of the following: atomic physics, diode laser systems, optics, optical alignment, ultra\-high vacuum systems, mechanical design, computer control of experiments, and automated data acquisition systems\.


+ A master’s degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field\.
+ Strong academic performance\.
+ Excellent communication skills, written and oral\.
+ Excellent collaboration skills for working in a team environment\.
+ Experience with alkali hot\-vapor or cold\-atom atomic physics experiments\.
+ Experience with laser and optical systems\.
+ Experience with vacuum systems\.
+ Experience with mechanical design, Solidworks, and machine tools \(lathe, mill, drill press, etc\.\)\.
+ Experience with Matlab and LabView\.
+ Experience with data acquisition, signal processing, and data analysis\.
+ Track record of successful research and development\.
+ Active DOE Q or L security clearance\.

Department Description:

The Physics\-Based Microsystems 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 including atomic physics, micro\-optics, and electrochemistry and electroforming\. As part of the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications \(MESA\) facility, we provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; atom and ion trapping devices and systems; unique diffractive, sub\-wavelength and micro\-optical components and systems; critical electrochemical materials processes; and unparalleled micro\-machined devices\. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement with external customers\.

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: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-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 L\-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:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.