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Postdoctoral Appointee - Electrical Engineer
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


The selected candidate will apply design, fabrication, analysis, and test expertise to perform and support state\-of\-the\-art research, development, and maturation of ultra wide bandgap compound semiconductor device technologies and concepts for power electronics and rf applications\. Success will be achieved through a combination of individual contributions and collaborations with other Sandia technical staff, typically in small, lean, multi\-disciplinary project teams\. This position will require owning, planning, executing, and documenting tasks that are linked to technical goals and milestones\. Delivery on negotiated project commitments and all ownership responsibilities are critical\. Technical activities may include: technology computer\-aided\-design \(TCAD\) device modeling for evaluation and gaining insight into device concepts; design of experiments and analysis; microfabrication and process development; and testing and correlating test results with device concepts and model predictions\. Responsibilities will include reporting results through internal and external publications and presentations, and interfacing with stakeholders and customers to understand and meet requirements\.


+ PhD degree in EE, Applied Physics, or related discipline\.
+ Must be able to obtain and hold a DOE clearance\.


+ Research background in compound semiconductor \(e\.g\., GaN, GaAs, InP, etc\.\) electronic devices\.
+ Research background in wide bandgap semiconductor \(e\.g\., GaN, AlGaN, SiC, etc\.\) electronic devices\.
+ Microfabrication skills \(e\.g\. photolithography, thin film deposition and etc, etc\.\)
+ Experience in TCAD device modeling, preferably in wide bandgap semiconductor devices\.
+ Knowledge of semiconductor and integrated circuit materials, fabrication, and devices\.
+ Experience with test and measurement equipment, interfacing, and data acquisition\.
+ Strong interest in microelectronic devices and circuits\.
+ Experience in RF design and analysis\.
+ Excellent academic credentials\.
+ Good communications and interpersonal skills\.

Department Description:

The III\-V Microelectronics Department is responsible for the research and technology foundation of Group III\-V compound semiconductors within the Microsystems Science, Technology and Components Center that enables the creation, development and delivery of microelectronic components addressing high\-performance, harsh\-environment communication, sensing and control problems\. We work throughout the Technology Readiness Level range from TRL1 \(basic principles observed and reported\) to TRL6 \(representative of the deliverable demonstrated in relevant environments\), and partner as appropriate to assure the delivery of qualified products to our customers\.

Our Department focus in working from TRL3 \(key elements demonstrated analytically or experimentally\) to TRL4/5 \(key elements demonstrated in a controlled/relevant environment\) offers value to customers interested in the feasibility of proposed microtechnology or microsystems integration solutions to their problems, and to customers who need a trusted partner or supplier to create and deliver on stated performance, size, weight, power and cost benefits relative to alternatives\. Meeting project milestone and delivery commitments are critical to success in our R&D business\. Core Department capabilities include electronic modeling and simulation; epitaxial design, growth and characterization; rad\-hard microelectronic device and circuit design, microfabrication, characterization, and reliability; and high\-reliability microelectronic product design, characterization, and delivery for high\-consequence system applications\.

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.