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 significant issues for our nation's security?
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee in the Photonic and Phononic Microsystems Department with an emphasis in nanophotonic and microphotonic technologies.
On any given day, you may be asked to:
Support research involving silicon photonics, nanophotonics, nano-opto-mechanics, quantum optics, and/or nonlinear optics
Support research in areas including optical interconnect, optical emitters and detectors, optical-forces in nano-optomechanical waveguide and cavity system
Integrated quantum optical systems, metamaterials, plasmonic and phononic devices, and other optical technologies
Design, simulate, fabricate, and/or characterize novel optical devices, materials, and systems
Study new physics phenomenon and evaluate new concepts
Report research results in top-tier journals and conferences
Generate new intellectual property through patent filing
You have a Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering or Science, Physics, or other related STEM technical areas, conferred within five years prior to employment
You possess experience in design/simulation of optical metamaterials
Your background includes experience in finite element method tools, such as COMSOL, Matlab/Simulink, FDTD codes, etc.
You have experience performing original research, demonstrated through a record of invention, original publication in top-tier journals, and conference papers and presentations
You can obtain a DOE Q security clearance
Ideally, your background would also include:
Experience in the design and simulation of optical metamaterials
Experience with nonlinear optical measurement techniques and basic theories for treatment of nonlinear phenomena
Experience in IR and terahertz optical test and characterization techniques, associated optics, detectors and spectroscopies
Experience in design and simulation of novel optical structures and materials with commercial and custom codes
Experience in near-infrared optical test and characterization techniques, associated optics, detectors, and spectroscopies
Familiarity with laboratory optical bench optics, electronics, optoelectronics, and safe use of lasers; able to design and carry out laser-based optical experiments
Experience with micro and nano fabrication processes, tools, and metrology
Self-motivated, with strong communications skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Expertise in integrated photonics, nonlinear optics, ultrafast optics, solid state physics, materials, or related topics
The Photonic and Phononic Microsystems Department develops and matures state of the art photonic and phononic technologies for a variety of national security purposes. Our team of interdisciplinary researchers innovates, develops, and applies novel technologies including silicon photonics, nanophotonics, optomechanics, metamaterials, plasmonics, optical detectors, guided wave optics, phononic and thermoelectric technologies, spanning fundamental research and path-finding engineering solutions.
Check out Sandia's National Security Photonics Center at http://www.sandia.gov/mstc/nspc
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Internal Number: 666796
About Sandia National Laboratories
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, biotechnology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.
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