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Electromagnetic Theory (Metamaterials and Nonophotonics) Postdoctoral Appointee
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The Electromagnetic Theory Department is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with an emphasis in electromagnetic modeling of nanophotonic systems and metamaterials\. Experience is desired in both theoretical analysis and computational simulation using commercial and/or specialized end\-user\-developed software\.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

+ Support research involving nanophotonics, metamaterials, plasmonic and phononic devices, and/or optics
+ Design and simulate novel optical devices, materials, and systems \(e\.g\., Huygens’ metasurfaces, phase gradient metasurfaces, holograms, etc\.\)
+ Study new physics phenomena and evaluate new concepts
+ Report research results in top\-tier journals and conferences
+ Generate new intellectual property through patent filing
+ The candidate will need to team with other developers, analysts, and experimentalists
+ Candidates who are both willing to develop expertise in different areas of electromagnetics and who work well in team environments are desired


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment in electrical engineering, optical engineering or science, physics or closely\-related discipline, with a specialization in electromagnetic theory or simulation\.
+ Strong mathematical and simulation background with good knowledge and experience in electromagnetic analysis\.
+ Experience in design and simulation of novel optical structures and materials \(e\.g\. metamaterial lenses, angular momentum, phase gradient metasurfaces, etc\.\) with commercial and custom codes
+ Publications or presentations demonstrating experience with developing or using numerical simulations to better understand electromagnetic phenomenon\.
+ Experience in developing or using commercial software for device performance simulations
+ Experience in data analysis and post\-processing
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE L clearance


+ Minimum GPA of 3\.2/4\.0 in undergraduate programs and 3\.5/4\.0 in graduate programs
+ Self\-motivated, with strong communication skills to work independently and in a team environment
+ Demonstrated ability to work with others and contribute to a team effort
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Willingness to develop expertise in different areas electromagnetics
+ Willingness to be flexible in job assignments

Department Description:

The Electromagnetic Theory department \(1352\) is engaged in development of advanced theory, modeling, simulation and analysis techniques for use across a broad spectrum of electromagnetic and plasma\-physics environments\. Capabilities developed in the Electromagnetic Theory department support long\-term research in electromagnetics, plasma physics, pulsed\-power sciences, and also enable the near\-term delivery of toolsets and high\-fidelity analysis that can be used for addressing the wide array of SNL mission needs\.

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.