Postdoctoral Appointee - Microelectronics Devices Simulation
Sandia National Laboratories
Job posting number: #7125835 (Ref:687899)
Posted: January 27, 2023
Job DescriptionPosting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Salary Range: *Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential. What Your Job Will Be Like: Are you passionate about your work and dream of using state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Join a dynamic team that helps tackle some of the most challenging issues facing our nation’s security! We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral appointee to conduct research into developing nonlocal quantum models and integrating them into Charon on the SON. The research will focus on applying advanced mathematical approaches and cutting-edge programming algorithms to address basic science questions. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Use effective teaming skills + Partner across organizational boundaries + Contribute effectively on research teams + Present results as appropriate to management, customers, at open conferences or meetings Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference! Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite. Qualifications We Require: + A Ph.D. in electrical engineering, physics, computer science or related field (conferred within 3 years prior to employment) + Experience with computational simulation of semiconductor devices and/or solid state physics + Experience with UNIX-type operating systems, as well as with an advanced scientific programming language, such as C++ or FORTRAN Qualifications We Desire: + Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, and a willingness to work in a collaborative team environment + Demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research + Working in a parallel, high performance computing environment + Advanced C++ programming and object-oriented design + Python programming and script design + Agile software development practices and quality software engineering + Familiarity with commercial TCAD tools such as Silvaco or Sentaurus + Making effective technical presentations and interacting with customers, sponsors, and partner institutions + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE security clearance About Our Team: Department 1355 supports electrical circuit and device simulation through the development of customized modeling & simulation tools for electronic design, analysis and qualification. The application platforms (Xyce and Charon) developed within our department are built on state-of-the-art research in algorithms & physics resulting in accurate, validated models. These high fidelity simulation capabilities are integrated into a QMU framework to support design variability sensitivity and uncertainty throughout the design, analysis, and qualification cycle. This team is part of the Radiation, Electrical and High Energy Density (REHEDS) Research Foundation at 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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.
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: 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. Position Information: 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. Job ID: 687899
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.