Nanophotonics - Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7067476 (Ref:672416)

Posted: July 2, 2020

Job Description

The Nanostructure Physics department at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies is searching for a result oriented Postdoctoral Appointee who is passionate about scientific discovery in the area of light-matter interactions. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Support research in nanophotonics, quantum optics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and/or nonlinear optics + 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

Required:
+ You have, or are pursuing a PhD in electrical engineering, optical engineering or science, physics, or related field, and you have a bachelor’s degree in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM). + Experience with the design and testing of optical systems, optical materials or devices, or photonics microsystems + Experience developing or using software for device performance simulations using, for example, Comsol, Matlab/Simulink, FDTD codes etc. + Experience performing original research, proven through a record of invention, original publications in professional journals, and conference papers and presentations

Desired:
+ Expertise in nonlinear optics, integrated photonics, optomechanics, quantum or ultrafast optics, semiconductor physics, materials, and/or related topics + 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 (for example: optical waveguides, modulators, plasmonics, fibers or photonic/phononic bandgap materials) with commercial and custom codes + Familiarity with laboratory optical bench optics, electronics, optoelectronics, and safe use of lasers, able to design and carry out laser-based optical experiments + Experience in high speed characterization of devices, electrical probe stations, operation of high speed and high frequency test equipment, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and high speed oscilloscopes + Results-oriented, with strong interpersonal skills to work independently and in a collaborative group environment + Experience with micro and nano fabrication processes, tools, and metrology

Department Description:

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of CINT. Our group is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility committed to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its Core facility in Albuquerque and Gateway facility at Los Alamos, CINT provides users from academia, industry, and government labs, open access to the tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro- and macro world. CINT is an equal partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : 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.

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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