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Postdoctoral Appointee - Nano and Micro Sensors
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The Nano and Micro Sensors Department is a seeking highly motivated candidate for a Postdoctoral Researcher Position\.

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

+ Utilize capabilities in the field of microfluidics, micro sensors, and sensor and biosensor technologies;
+ Be knowledgeable in the design, fabrication, and analysis of microfluidic devices with additional experience developing or using biosensors;
+ Program in Labview, Matlab, and C as needed;
+ Design standalone nano/microfluidic systems and be able to set up and conduct experimental studies using state\-of\-the\-art hardware;
+ Use experience with either acoustic, impedance, optical, electrical, or mechanical transduction devices\.


+ PhD in Bioengineering, Biophysics, Applied Physics, or a related field;
+ Experience in microfluidics, micro sensors, sensors, and biosensors;
+ Extensive experience in the design, fabrication and analysis of standalone nanofluidic and microfluidic systems;
+ A record of publishing peer\-reviewed journal articles\.


+ Experience with either acoustic, impedance, optical, electrical, or mechanical transduction devices;
+ Programming experience in Labview, Matlab, and C;
+ Experience in laboratory ownership including writing procedures and handling environmental, safety and health documentation;
+ Proposal writing and evaluation skills;
+ Knowledge of polymer chemistry and sensor surface modifications;
+ Experience with portable sensor system development;
+ Demonstrated experience in setting up and conducting experimental studies using state\-of\-the\-art hardware;
+ Experience in working in a multidisciplinary environment;
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills\.

Department Description:

Sandia's Biosensors and Nanomaterials Department conducts research and development at the interface between biology, synthetic chemistry, and surface science to deliver prototype solutions in applications ranging from biodetection to photovoltaics\. Sensor development includes discrete sensors and sensor arrays based on piezoelectric, fiber\-optic, micro\-optic, electrochemical, biochemical, and microimpedance devices\. Microfluidic sample preparation prior to detection is a growing interest\. Synthetic chemistry efforts include nanoparticle growth, surface functionalization, and molecular electronics\. This work addresses needs for novel materials in addition to supporting the biosensor development effort\.

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:

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\.

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.