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R& D Manager - Materials Science (1873, 1876)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking Managers to join the Semiconductor and Optical Sciences Group\. An opportunity exists in the Semiconductor Material and Device Sciences Department \(1873\) and in the Advanced Materials Sciences Department \(1876\)\.

The Semiconductor Material and Device Sciences Department Manager will have the opportunity to lead a team engaged in compound semiconductors physics and device research, with impact over a broad applications space\.

The Advanced Materials Sciences Department Manager will have the opportunity to lead a team engaged in the research, development, and application of chemical science to compound semiconductors material technologies\.

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

+ Set department direction and inspire innovation to invent and advance cutting\-edge capabilities that provide a differentiating advantage
+ Lead the department and programs to deliver high quality research products, publications, materials insights, and transformational materials science capabilities
+ Assist in planning, coordinating, and leading a diverse range of research and development activities, programs and new technological initiatives within and across the organization
+ Drive responsible work execution with streamlined safety, security, and quality
+ Develop and implement unifying research strategies across mission area portfolios through proactive mission engagement
+ Extend innovation to our daily activities by embracing new processes to streamline the business aspects of our work
+ Align management practices to best serve our missions and customers
+ Engage with a wide range of external customers, including industry, academia, government, and other national laboratories
+ Strengthen partnerships to enrich relationships, leverage strengths, and amplify our mission impact
+ Lead program development efforts to connect the organization’s expertise with potential beneficiaries, collaborators, and customers in alignment with organizational goals, Sandia’s mission, and strategic plans
+ Promote a diverse work environment that reflects material science community strengths
+ Coordinate recruitment, selection, training, performance assessment, work assignments, salary, and recognition and disciplinary actions
+ Ensure a culture that promotes safety and security, as well as a diverse and inclusive work environment
+ Serve as a derivative classifier \(DC\)


+ Bachelor’s and Master's degree in materials science, chemistry, engineering, physics, or a related field
+ Eight years’ relevant experience
+ Experience in a Research and Development environment
+ Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Current, active DoE Q clearance


+ PhD in materials science, chemistry, engineering, physics, or related field
+ 2 or more years of experience managing a Science and Technology \(S&T\) organization, or equivalent program leadership experience
+ Demonstrated aptitude for people and organizational management, with motivation to develop people and enhance the careers of associates
+ Demonstrated ability to form trust\-based relationships with partners and customers within and outside the laboratories
+ Familiarity with strategic planning and the creation and execution of actionable roadmaps with measurable metrics for success
+ Successful track record leading basic science research or mission\-inspired R&D for national security systems
+ Experience developing new R&D opportunities
+ Customer focus to foster broad applications of materials science to mission
+ Demonstrated ability to build and lead effective teams to deliver on technical programs that require partnering across organizations
+ Experience representing Sandia S&T to internal and external customers
+ Demonstrated commitment to Sandia corporate values and to diversity
+ Experience in exercising critical thinking on a wide range of technical and nontechnical issues

Department Description:

The Semiconductor Material and Device Sciences Department \(1873\) is engaged in compound semiconductors physics and device research, with parallel, complementary efforts in fundamental science and novel device technologies, within 1800, the Center for Material, Physical, and Chemical Sciences\. One of several current focus areas are III\-nitride based materials and devices for power electronics, which have enormous short\-and\-long\-term potential for Sandia’s national security missions\. Other ongoing efforts include quantum nano\-wire and nano\-dot materials and devices, radiation effects and defect spectroscopy, blue and UV optoelectronics, optical communications, and other novel device concepts\. The department has a national leadership position in III\-nitride materials and devices\.

The Department's research utilizes staff expertise in experimental and theoretical semiconductor physics, state\-of\-the\-art nano\- and microfabrication, and advanced materials and device characterization and modeling\. It partners closely with other organizations, including the Advanced Materials Sciences Department 1876, other departments in Centers 1800, 1300, and 5200, university, industry, and other research organizations throughout the world\. The Department makes use of state\-of\-the\-art growth and microfabrication facilities associated with MESA \(Sandia's $600M Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications Complex\); scientific facilities at CINT \(the joint Sandia and Los Alamos Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies\); and staff laboratories with specialized characterization techniques\.

The Advanced Materials Sciences Department \(1876\) is responsible for the research, development, and application of chemical science to materials technologies critical to Sandia's missions\. Our work currently emphasizes the science and engineering of Metal Organic Chemical Vapor Deposition \(MOCVD\), and nanostructure synthesis and characterization\. We support a large variety of compound semiconductor materials science and device development projects\. We are also involved in the synthesis and characterization of other novel materials such as semiconductor quantum dots and quantum wires and 3D nanostructures including photonic lattices\. We advance the state\-of\-the\-art in MOCVD and related technologies through an interdisciplinary approach which includes a wide range of experimental and theoretical techniques and an extensive network of partners inside and outside of Sandia\.

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 Q\-level security clearance to start\.

Position requires an active Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance or active clearance with another US government agency, e\.g\., DOD, to be considered for this position\.

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 Q\-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.