R&D Electronic Engineer - Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7062070 (Ref:669747)

Posted: October 30, 2019

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 with analog & mixed-signal microelectronics design engineer to join our team. Daily responsibilities for this position may include: + Initiate, design, develop, layout, and evaluate novel small to large scale analog and mixed-signal circuit designs using existing and emerging compound semiconductor device technologies. + Perform extensive device modeling and circuit simulations to ensure robust design performance across challenging temperature and radiation environments. + Design experiments and test circuits and perform extensive DC/analog/digital/RF and radiation response characterization and analysis of discrete devices and integrated circuits which may include field testing at various test facilities located across the US + Coordinate with other design, fab, and test engineers, technicians and capability owners to deliver on negotiated prototype deliveries and other project commitments. + Engage and team with customers to develop robust product requirements, perform periodic design reviews, develop tester capabilities and test protocols to validate requirements. + Assist customers with product integration into next level assembly circuit applications and assessments of product performance in relevant environments This position requires the ability to travel at 1 week intervals approximately 6-8 times per year.

+ You have a recent PhD degree in Electrical, Electronic or Microelectronic Engineering and your educational or work experience includes at least one year of relevant laboratory or field testing experience. + Ability to travel 1 week intervals approximately 6-8 times per year. + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q Security Clearance.

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following: + Experience with compound semiconductor (GaAs-, GaN- and/or InP-based) device development, processing, characterization or materials research and knowledge of potential application benefits over incumbent technologies. + Knowledge of semiconductor device physics. + Experience in direct hands-on device and circuit-level electrical testing and characterization at an engineer or graduate research level. Familiarity with common electrical characterization equipment such as oscilloscopes, multimeters, semiconductor parameter analyzers, network analyzers, etc. + Hands-on experience with design, simulation and layout environment tools (PSPICE, Mentor Graphics/Tanner Tools, Cadence, or similar) + Experience with one or more programming languages (Matlab, Python, Labview, C, C++) + Excellent interpersonal, communication and time management skills. + Demonstrated ability to work well in a team environment. + Mastery of common computer applications (Word, Excel, etc.) and the ability to present data in a clear, concise, and understandable way. + Active DOE Q or DoD TS security clearance.

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 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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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.

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