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Postdoctoral Appointee - Nanoelectronic Devices
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years\. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment\.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct research related to novel nanoelectronic devices for both nanoscale and quantum applications at Sandia’s Ion Beam Laboratory\. On\-going projects include: \(1\) single ion implantation for donor based quantum computation in Si, \(2\) diamond SiV color center formation for single photon sources and distributed quantum information processing, \(3\) deterministic seeding of the conductive filaments in TaOx memristive memories, \(4\) exploring the defect physics of single ion implantation on the recombination currents in Si diodes, and \(5\) understanding of radiation defects and response of narrow to ultra\-wide bandgap materials\.

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

+ Develop and use a unique nanoimplantation system which allows for direct writing of nm\-scale devices using a range of ion species and energies capable of fabricating single atom devices
+ Work as part of a multidisciplinary team focused on making great strides in the quantum world
+ Contribute to publication and presentation of results


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in experimental physics, electrical engineering, semiconductor material science, or related area
+ Experience with semiconductor devices and device physics
+ Experience in defect physics, preferably with an emphasis on the effect of defects on electrical properties
+ Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Experience with experimental semiconductor device physics including simple fabrication, electrical measurements, and expertise in the study of radiation effects in electronics
+ Experience with keV to MeV energy ion beam accelerators and electron beam systems
+ Experience with advanced sample fabrications including electron beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography \(and/or patterning\)

Department Description:

The Radiation\-Solid Interaction Department operates the newly\-constructed $40M Ion Beam Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories\. This state\-of\-the\-art facility houses 4 major accelerators: a 6 MV Tandem, a 3 MV Pelletron, a 400 kV implanter, and a unique 100 kV Nano Implanter with a<20nm spot="" size\.="" other="" experimental="" facilities="" include="" micro="" beam="" lines="" on="" all="" the="" major="" accelerators,="" a="" pulsed="" laser="" deposition="" system="" for="" synthesizing="" unique="" films,="" and="" a="" tem,="" equipped="" with="" gas,="" fluid,="" and="" nanomechanical="" stages,="" with="" in\-situ="" ion="" irradiation="" available="" from="" both="" the="" tandem="" and="" a="" colutron="" source\.="" the="" ion="" beam="" laboratory="" is="" actively="" engaged="" in="" three="" major="" research="">

\(1\) Understanding the performance of materials in radiation environments\. These projects impact the performance of microelectronics in space and other hostile environments, and fuel and cladding materials in nuclear reactor and storage environments\.

\(2\) Developing and applying novel ion beam techniques to precisely measure materials compositions\. Applications in this area include mapping hydrogen isotopes in fusion wall material, and measuring the composition of thin complex materials such as transition metal oxides\.

\(3\) Exploring the materials science of defects in solids\. This broad area includes single ion implants for quantum applications, anomalous grain growth in nanograined materials, hydride formation under irradiation, and nanomechanical responses of materials\.

In each thrust the department provides unique capabilities to multidisciplinary teams with an interest in publishing high quality research and applying the results to problems of national interest\.

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\.

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.