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MOCVD Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Engineer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security?**

We are seeking a creative, motivated R&D MOCVD Scientist/Engineer to develop and deliver advanced epitaxy solutions for emerging national security applications to a wide customer base\. You will assume a key role within our high performing optoelectronics team, working closely with compound semiconductor device scientists and engineers on lasers, photonics integrated circuits, photodetectors, photovoltaics, and microelectronics\.

On any given day, you will be asked to:

+ Perform experimental research involving growth and characterization of novel materials and device technologies and the application and improvement of existing and emerging technologies to meet specific performance needs and targets
+ Develop new programs and capabilities in areas that support Sandia mission activities to sustain and evolve Sandia’s leading\-edge epitaxial capability
+ Collaborate with team members and local experts to develop new the state\-of\-the\-art materials
+ Deliver results and reporting findings to co\-workers and customers
+ Publish original research in top\-tier journals and conference proceeding


+ You have a PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science or closely related STEM field, achieved within five years of your hire date
+ Your background includes experience in compound semiconductor MOCVD growth, operation and scientific principles
+ You have a record of publication and innovation, as evidenced by peer\-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents
+ You possess the psychology, dependability, and attention to detail to work with extremely hazardous substances
+ You can certify in SCBA for maintenance activities
+ You can obtain and maintain a DOE L clearance


We are also interested in these attributes:

+ Strong evidence of academic performance as evidenced by GPA
+ Experience with MOCVD growth of arsenides, phosphides, antimonides, and/or nitrides
+ An established record of successful project execution for R&D activities, including project scheduling, reporting, and delivering results
+ A background in thin films characterization including X\-ray Diffraction and Photoluminescence Spectroscopy
+ Experience maintaining and troubleshooting MOCVD reactors, toxic gas cabinets, toxic gas monitors, gas abatement units and test/characterization equipment, especially for arsenides and phosphides
+ Ability to work across disciplines, and to tackle problems in a highly collaborative environment
+ Ability to discover, understand, and articulate customer needs
+ Adaptability and flexibility to address rapidly advancing technologies and evolving customer needs
+ Strong self\-motivation to work effectively as an independent contributor
+ Strong communication and interpersonal skills as needed to work successfully in a team environment
+ Current and active DOE clearance

Department Description:

The III\-V Optoelectronics Department develops compound semiconductor and RF devices, photonics, and microsystems for national security applications including high\-performance computing, communications, renewable energy, sensing and imaging\. As part of Sandia’s Microsystems Science, Technology and Components Center, we research, design, fabricate, prototype, test and deliver novel lasers, photonic integrated circuits, RF and photonic microsystems, and sensors\. We focus on R&D of high performance technology platforms and customized microsystems\.

We use state\-of\-the\-art materials and fabrication capabilities within the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications \(MESA\) cleanroom complex to serve a broad mix of internal and external clients\. Core capabilities include:

+ Optical, optoelectronic and electronic modeling and simulation
+ Epitaxial design, materials growth \(MOCVD/MBE\) and materials characterization
+ Design, microfabrication and testing of III\-V photonic devices, RF devices and photonic integrated circuits
+ Heterogeneous microsystem integration and prototyping
+ High\-speed and harsh\-environment optoelectronics, and device reliability

For more information, please visit www\.sandia\.gov/mstc/nspc

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.