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Job Description


The Materials Physics Department at Sandia National Laboratories has an opening for a staff researcher in the area of solid\-state device physics for low\-energy electronic applications\.

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

+ Manage a semiconductor fabrication clean room facility, work with other researchers in the department and across Sandia to develop novel fabrication processes, and initiate new projects that will leverage and expand the cleanroom capabilities;
+ Be self\-motivated, able to work independently, and contribute creatively to team efforts;
+ Be expected to develop a thriving research program with internal and external funding, present results at national/international meetings and publish research results in high profile peer\-reviewed journals\.


+ PhD in Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, or a closely related field;
+ Bachelor's in STEM;
+ Hands\-on experience with semiconductor materials and device fabrication;
+ Experience with clean room equipment operation and maintenance;
+ A strong record of publications in peer\-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences;
+ Demonstrated ability to write successful scientific proposals;
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance\.


+ Excellent oral and written communication skills;
+ Experience with emerging memory and neuromorphic materials for computing applications;
+ Experience with solid state battery materials and characterization techniques;
+ Experience with Labview\.

Department Description:

The Materials Physics Department performs fundamental research on the structure and properties of materials to support programs in energy research, device physics, materials reliability, and national security\. Specific activities include experimental and modeling studies of surface electronic structure and surface atomic structure and dynamics of metals, oxides, low dimensional semiconductors, and adsorbates; atomic\-scale structure and composition analysis of metals, semiconductors, and composites; electrical and optical properties of low\-dimensional semiconductors and optoelectronic devices; and the structural and electrochemical characterization of solid\-state ionic materials\. The Department supports internal and external sponsors and government agencies that seek solutions to problems of fundamental scientific inquiry, energy sustainability, and national security\.

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.