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Materials Scientist - Quantum Materials (Experienced)

Job Title: Materials Scientist - Quantum Materials (Experienced)
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Job ID: 662493

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Materials Scientist to conduct world-leading creative research with a focus on quantum materials, quantum sensing, quantum information systems, or enabling technologies such as precise single-ion implantation. In this role, you will have the opportunity to conduct research in support of Sandia’s national security mission and to collaborate with external users from universities, industry, and other laboratories.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Conduct research and support user projects in the areas of quantum materials
  • Lead a collaborative research program in basic and user-inspired research to expand current and future CINT capabilities and strategic directions
  • Conduct research that will garner national/international peer recognition, lead to highly cited publications in major journals, develop new intellectual property, and have impact in important science and technology programs to tackle critical challenges in energy and national security
  • Provide guidance to the growing community of CINT users seeking to advance their own research
  • Engage in stimulating collaborations, develop new research programs that tap into expertise at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and lead in the development of new nanoscience integration capabilities
  • Lead a small team of technicians and postdocs, to include development of team members through training, guidance towards substantial research contributions, and scientific publications

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD in a relevant STEM discipline or Master’s in a relevant STEM discipline plus 2 years’ relevant experience
  • Experience with quantum materials systems research
  • Good interpersonal skills as evidenced by a history of scientific publication in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience developing and cultivating productive scientific collaborations
  • Ongoing collaborations, involvement in professional scientific societies, invited presentations, and high-impact publications
  • Experience working with or at a national user facility
  • Experience leading research programs and mentoring students or postdocs
  • Experience with grant and proposal writing

About Our Team

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT 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 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 schedules, 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.

Security Clearance

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.

EEO

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.

To Apply

Please visit the Sandia job posting for 662493.

CINT Contacts: Dr. Mike Lilly and Dr. Jinkyoung Yoo

Current Vacancies: Postdocs

Postdoctoral Appointee - In-Situ TEM Corrosion

Job Title: Postdoctoral Appointee - In-Situ TEM Corrosion
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job ID: 662494

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with a focus in quantitative in-situ TEM studies of nanostructured materials. In this role, you will have the opportunity to interact with internationally recognized collaborators and to engage in creative research in many areas of in-situ TEM, including new capability demonstration.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Study nanoscale corrosion mechanisms for steel structures utilizing TEM techniques, some in combination with in-situ imaging/diffraction
  • Research the changes in environmental and chemical conditions that may change the nanoscale mechanisms of corrosion initiation and scale product formation
  • Work closely with an advisor to conduct the in-situ measurements and analyze the complementary data
  • Contribute to scientific publications and presentations
  • Utilize sample preparation techniques including: clean room preparation, focused ion-beam, atomic layer deposition, electron beam lithography, metal deposition, and electrochemical etching
  • Utilize analysis and characterization techniques including: scanning electron microscopy characterization, electron backscattered diffraction, high resolution imaging, precession electron diffraction, energy filtered TEM imaging, energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopy, electron energy loss spectroscopy, scanning transmission electron microscopy, and data/image processing

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in physics, materials science, chemistry or a related discipline
  • Experience in electron microscopy characterization and analysis techniques
  • Experience in crystallography
  • Good interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience in one or more of the following areas:
    • Nanobeam Electron Diffraction
    • Precession Electron Diffraction
    • HR STEM
    • X-ray Energy Dispersive Spectroscopy Mapping
    • Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy Mapping
    • TEM Tilt-Series
    • TEM Tomography
    • In-situ liquid-cell imaging
    • In-situ electrochemistry
    • In-situ EELS & EFTEM
  • Experience in working on multiple projects at a time
  • Interest in writing manuscripts and presenting at conferences
  • Programming/software experience with Python, Mathematica, Matlab, LabView, JEMS, and/or QSTEM
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE security clearance

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.

About Our Team

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT 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 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 schedules, 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.

Security Clearance

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO

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.

To Apply

Please visit the Sandia job posting for 662494.

CINT Contact: Dr. Katie Jungjohann

Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Simulation

Job Title: Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Simulation
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job ID: 662495

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with a focus in computational materials science to perform multiscale simulations of materials combined with data-mining/artificial intelligence methods in support of research projects in aging of materials in extreme environments (radiation, corrosion). Simulation tools include molecular dynamics, cluster dynamics, and phase field methods.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Design, run, and analyze high-throughput simulations as part of a collaborative team under the mentorship of world-leading experts in the field
  • Work independently and as an active and efficient teammate

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related discipline
  • Good interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences
  • Experience with atomistic simulation methods, including molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo methods
  • Experience with mesoscale methods, including cluster dynamics and phase field
  • Experience with high-performance computing platforms and parallel computing
  • Experience in data analytics

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with large-scale atomistic simulations nanostructured systems using the LAMMPS code
  • Experience with R
  • Experience with Dakota
  • Experience with Machine Learning
  • Experience in UNIX/Linux environment and with programming in either Fortran and/or C/C++
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE clearance

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.

About Our Team

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility devoted 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 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 schedules, 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.

Security Clearance

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO

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.

To Apply

Please visit the Sandia job posting for 662495.

CINT Contact: Dr. Rémi Dingreville

Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Dynamics

Job Title: Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Dynamics
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job ID: 662496

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with a focus in computational materials science to perform molecular simulations of soft materials in support of research projects in polymer physics, nanoparticle and biomolecular systems, and other related topics.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Design, run, and analyze large-scale molecular dynamics simulations as part of a collaborative team under the mentorship of world-leading experts in the field
  • Work independently and as an active and efficient teammate

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related discipline
  • Good interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences
  • Experience in statistical mechanics

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with large-scale atomistic simulations of polymer and nanostructured systems.
  • Experience with atomistic simulation methods, including molecular dynamics or Monte Carlo methods
  • Experience with high-performance computing platforms and parallel computing
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE clearance

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.

About Our Team

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT 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 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 schedules, 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.

Security Clearance

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO

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.

To Apply

Please visit the Sandia job posting for 662496.

CINT Contact: Dr. Gary Grest

Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Job Title: Postdoctoral Appointee - Molecular Beam Epitaxy
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job ID: 661912

What Your Job Will Be Like

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct high-impact research and development of high-mobility III-As materials using molecular beam epitaxy.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Support a variety of research projects with internal and external collaborators
  • Perform epitaxy, maintenance and repair of MBE equipment, and fundamental materials and process characterization
  • Collaborate with top scientists to do high-impact research for meta-materials, THz detectors, QCLs, etc.
  • Document results in reports, presentations, and journal articles

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Materials Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Experience operating and maintaining MBE and UHV equipment
  • Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • Excellent academic credentials and professional recommendations
  • Experience in growth of GaAs based semiconductors by MBE
  • Experience in high-purity MBE growth
  • Experience characterizing semiconductor materials (especially transport and X-ray)
  • Experience with MBE computer control systems (especially Molly)
  • Experience in design and fabrication of custom prototype MBE components

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.

About Our Team

The Nanostructure Physics Department (1881) conducts original research to establish the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices. Department members are involved in the fabrication, characterization, and theoretical/computational study of nanoscale materials and phenomena in support of the DOE/SC Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and other Sandia programs. CINT is a DOE/Office of Science National User Facility operated jointly by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories with facilities at both Laboratories.

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 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 schedules, 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.

Security Clearance

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.

EEO

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

To Apply

Please visit the Sandia job posting for 661912.

CINT Contact: Dr. John Reno

Ultrafast Light-Matter Interactions in Quantum Materials Postdoc

Job Title: Ultrafast Light-Matter Interactions in Quantum Materials Postdoc
Location: Albuquerque, NM, US
Organization: MPA-CINT/Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Vacancy Number: IRC66477

What You Will Do

We are seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to join our team at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). The successful candidate will focus on performing ultrafast optical and terahertz spectroscopy of quantum materials, particularly in combination with metamaterials and plasmonic structures. We seek to explore new regimes of light-matter interaction between low energy excitations in quantum materials and plasmonic metasurfaces. The experimental systems available for these projects include several amplified femtosecond laser systems with wavelengths tunable from UV to THz frequencies, as well as a high field 8 T superconducting magnet. This position will primarily be located at the CINT Core Facility in Albuquerque, outside of Sandia National Laboratories.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements: Expertise in one or more of the following areas: femtosecond optical spectroscopy, terahertz spectroscopy, and time-integrated optical spectroscopy (e.g., FTIR and UV-VIS spectroscopy). Strong background in condensed matter physics. Familiarity with electromagnetic properties of metasurfaces and sample fabrication. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Desired Skills: Knowledge of ultrafast lasers, solid-state physics, nonlinear optics, Labview software and programming, data analysis/modeling using MATLAB or an equivalent program. A strong background in fundamental physical processes of semiconductor nanostructures, carbon nanostructures, and/or strongly correlated electron materials.

Education: A Ph. D in a relevant field completed within the past 5 years or soon to be completed.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships. For general information go to Postdoc Program.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

To Apply

Please visit the LANL job posting for IRC66477.

CINT Contact: Dr. Rohit Prasankumar

Postdoctoral Appointee - Nanophotonics

Job Title: Postdoctoral Appointee - Nanophotonics
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Job ID: 660419

What Your Job Will Be Like

The Nanostructure Physics Department at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with an emphasis in nanophotonics.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

  • Support research involving 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

Qualifications We Require

  • PhD, conferred within five years prior to employment, in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering or Science, Physics, or other related technical area
  • Experience with the design and test 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, demonstrated through a record of invention, original publications in top-tier journals, and conference papers and presentations

Qualifications We Desire

  • 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
  • Self-motivated, with strong communication skills to work independently and in a team environment
  • Experience with micro and nano fabrication processes, tools, and metrology
  • Familiarity with the following:
    • Nonlinear processes such as four-wave mixing, two-photon absorption, harmonic generation
    • Physics of waveguides, photonic crystals, plasmonic devices, and metamaterials
    • Solid state physics and phenomena and physical optics
    • Quantum information science and technologies

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.

About Our Team

The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) conducts original research to establish the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices. Department members perform discovery and use-inspired basic research in support of the DOE/SC Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and other Sandia programs. CINT is a DOE/Office of Science National User Facility operated jointly by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories with facilities at both Laboratories.

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 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 schedules, 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.

Security Clearance

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.

Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. 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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.

EEO

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

To Apply

Please visit the Sandia job posting for 660419.

CINT Contact: Dr. Igal Brener

Materials Science Postdoc

Job Title: Materials Science Postdoc
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization: MPA-CINT/Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Vacancy Number: IRC66380

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT) has great opportunities for outstanding candidates to join our effort in the growth and characterization of quantum materials, with a focus on thin films including heterostructures and f-electron systems. Functional properties characterizations including magnetism and low temperature transport are critical skills. Experience in reflection high-energy electron diffraction, synchrotron experiments or LabVIEW will be a plus. The growth/characterization tools available within in the team include several pulsed laser deposition systems, sputtering, laser molecular beam epitaxy systems, thin film X-ray diffraction, etc. Other synthesis, nanofabrication and characterization facilities are available at Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT, http://cint.lanl.gov/). CINT is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) funded national user facility, jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories. Candidates are expected to collaborate with scientists at different organizations (e.g. NHMFL, CINT) to perform cutting-edge materials science research which supports Laboratory missions and maintains Laboratory Excellence in Science and Technology.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A Ph.D. in Materials Science, Physics or related fields completed within the last FIVE years or soon to be completed is required.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills as demonstrated by writing and/or editing technical journals, papers or proposals.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills as demonstrated by experience with public speaking (speaking at conferences, workshop, seminar, etc); experience presenting technical information and data to upper management or others in the scientific community.
  • Ability to work productively on multiple projects as demonstrated by meeting deadlines, goals and requirements.

Desired Skills: Candidates should have an experimental background and an exceptionally strong publication record in one or more of the following areas:

  • Experimental material physics
  • Strongly correlated electron systems
  • Thin film synthesis
  • Nanofabrication
  • Magnetism and low temperature transport
  • Microstructure characterization
  • Energy applications of nanostructured materials

Interested candidates should send a full CV with the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of three potential references to Dr. Aiping Chen, apchen@lanl.gov

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships. For general information go to Postdoc Program

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

To Apply

Please visit the LANL job posting for IRC66380.

CINT Contact: Dr. Aiping Chen

Metamaterials/Metasurfaces Postdoc

Job Title: Metamaterials/Metasurfaces Postdoc
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization: MPA-CINT/Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Vacancy Number: IRC65480

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (MPA-CINT) group is pleased to invite exceptional candidates to apply for postdoctoral positions in active metamaterials/metasurfaces starting immediately.

We are looking for independent and creative candidates with outstanding track record to join our multi-disciplinary research team consisting of senior staffs, postdocs, and students. While the available postdoctoral positions are mainly in experiments, our team efforts include theoretical modeling, numerical simulations, structural designs and fabrications, and free space microwave/terahertz/optical characterizations. Will be expected to make original research contributions to the research program, produce work for publication, and present work at scientific conferences.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • A PhD degree completed within the last five years or soon to be completed in Electrical Engineering, Physics, and Material Science or in an appropriate discipline.
  • Demonstrated record of scientific achievement through publications and presentations.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to conduct independent research.
  • Research experience in metamaterials/metasurfaces.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in designing, fabricating, and testing active metamaterials, metasurfaces, and frequency selective surfaces.
  • Previous experience in full-wave electromagnetic simulations using commercial packages or open source codes.
  • Knowledge and experience in microwave/terahertz measurements and characterizations.
  • Strong knowledge and/or experience in electronically reconfigurable and steerable antennas array.
  • Familiarity with nonreciprocal metamaterial and topological photonic crystal is advantageous but not required.

Note to Applicants: In addition to applying online on the LANL jobs site, email a copy of their CV with a cover letter to Dr. Abul Azad (aazad@lanl.gov).

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details:

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships. For general information go to Postdoc Program

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

To Apply

Please visit the LANL job posting for IRC65480.

CINT Contact: Dr. Abul Azad

In Situ Characterization Postdoc

Job Title: In Situ Characterization Postdoc
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization: MPA-CINT/Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Vacancy Number: IRC64639

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies in Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA-CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to develop novel in situ transmission electron and optical microscopy, scattering, and spectroscopy techniques to study the effects of mechanical strain on physical properties of inorganic materials focusing on thermal and electrical transport mechanisms. The projects span several areas including characterizing the effect of uniaxial and biaxial strain in creating localized defect emission sites in 2D materials in order to enable strategies for next-generation single photon sources required for all-optical quantum communication technologies. These experiments are conducted with a suite of capabilities including confocal photoluminescence and Raman spectroscopy, transmission electron microscopes, and the CINT Integration Laboratory (a class 100 cleanroom). The successful candidate will contribute to a one-of-a-kind collaborative environment consisting of accomplished scientists in electrothermal physics, nanomaterials, ultrafast optical spectroscopy, and in situ electron microscopy (additional details can be found at cint.lanl.gov). Additional information on programs, fellowships, and salary can be found at http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or closely related discipline and an experimental background in electron microscopy, nanofabrication, or ultrafast optical spectroscopy with a focus on in situ characterization technique development.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively and independently in collaboration with large interdisciplinary research teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in both oral and written English, both technically and interpersonally.

Desired Skills:

  • Strong scientific record as demonstrated by publication in high impact factor journals, strong citation of published work quantified through total citation count and Hirsch-index, and recognition through national or international honors and awards.
  • Experience with in situ transmission electron microscopy including low-dose phase contrast, low-dose STEM, scanning nano beam electron diffraction algorithm technique development, and electrical biasing sample holders.
  • Experience with operating and maintaining ultrafast optical spectroscopic systems, micro-Raman/photoluminescence systems such as the Horiba LabRAM HR Evolution or custom Princeton Instruments-based systems, and complex ultrafast amplified laser systems.
  • Experience with operating and maintaining ultrafast optical spectroscopic systems, micro-Raman/photoluminescence systems such as the Horiba LabRAM HR Evolution or custom Princeton Instruments-based systems, and complex ultrafast amplified laser systems.

Education: A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry, Material Science or closely related discipline is required. The candidate must be within 5 years of completion of Ph.D. at time of being proposed for review by the committee and will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.

Note to Applicants: Applicants are expected to submit a cover letter addressing how they meet the minimum job requirements and desired skills, a current CV, and the contact information for at least three professional references. A CV with the following categories is preferred: educational background including degree dates and GPA with scale, professional appointments, competitive honors and awards, publications including citations and journal impact factors, patents and status, invited and contributed presentations, and grants including role.

For further technical information or questions, please contact Dr. Michael Pettes (pettesmt@gmail.com) or Dr. Jim Werner (jwerner@lanl.gov).

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships. For general information go to Postdoc Program

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

To Apply

Please visit the LANL job posting for IRC64639.

CINT Contact: Dr. Jim Werner

Ultrafast X-ray Scattering/Imaging Postdoc

Job Title: Ultrafast X-ray Scattering/Imaging Postdoc
Location: Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization: MPA-CINT/Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Vacancy Number: IRC61953

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies in Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA-CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking outstanding postdoctoral candidates to develop novel x-ray and optical imaging, scattering, and spectroscopy techniques to study materials dynamics on a host of tabletop and user facilities. The projects span several areas including characterizing magnetic materials to studying high strain rate deformation and failure in metals. These experiments are conducted with a suite of capabilities including x-ray free electron lasers, synchrotrons, and tabletop ultrafast lasers including the use of high harmonic generation. The successful candidate will work closely with experts in ultrafast optical spectroscopy, x-ray scattering, and coherent diffraction imaging (additional details can be found at lumos.lanl.gov and cint.lanl.gov). Additional information on programs, fellowships, and salary can be found at http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/index.php.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Electrical Engineering or Materials Science and an experimental background in ultrafast optics, x-ray scattering or imaging, optical or X-ray spectroscopies including attosecond techniques.
  • Strong publication record.
  • The ability to work creatively and independently in collaboration with large research teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate in English both technically and interpersonally both orally and in writing.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience with coherent x-ray imaging techniques including phase retrieval algorithms.
  • Experience with designing and conducting x-ray scattering, imaging, or spectroscopy experiments at accelerator based user facilities (synchrotrons or x-ray free electron lasers).
  • Experience with operating and maintaining complex ultrafast amplified laser systems.
  • Proficiency in computer programming (Python, C++, LabView, Matlab, or similar) for computer-controlled measurement and data analysis will be preferred.

Education: A Ph.D. in Physics, Chemistry or Material Science is required. The candidate must be within 5 years of completion of Ph.D. at time of being proposed for review by the committee, and will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of appointment.

Note to Applicants: Applicants are expected to submit a cover letter addressing how they meet the required and desired skills, a CV including a list of peer-reviewed publications and talks, and the names of three references. A current CV with the following categories is preferred: educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, experience, competitive honors, relevant extracurricular activities, invited presentations, grants, patents, publications.

For further technical information, please contact Dr. Richard Sandberg (sandberg@lanl.gov or 505-665-3526).

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Additional Details: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships. For general information go to Postdoc Program

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

To Apply

Please visit the LANL job posting for IRC61953.

CINT Contact: Dr. Richard Sandberg