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Materials Scientist - Electronic Materials (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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Job ID: 657665
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Materials Scientist - Electronic Materials (Experienced)


We are seeking a Materials Scientist to support development of new materials, new material applications or understanding new materials physics.

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

+ Guiding the labs mission areas to new possibilities in electronic materials
+ Working closely with the MESA fab and other partners and teams to take on new materials challenges


+ PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or a closely related field
+ Publication and innovation record, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents
+ Experience with thin film materials synthesis and characterization
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Experience integrating nonstandard materials into semiconductor devices
+ Desire to develop a research portfolio centered around innovation of new materials innovation
+ Demonstration of forward thinking and ability to anticipate engineering needs that are not yet present
+ Experience with thin film growth methods, including molecular beam epitaxy, pulsed laser deposition and evaporation
+ Fundamental understanding of ceramic materials in electronic devices including ferroelectric materials
+ Fundamental understanding of solid state ionic transport
+ Familiarity with the MESA fab
+ Effective written and oral communication skills

The Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department provides innovation in the design, synthesis and development of advanced, multifunctional materials to satisfy unique needs in electronic, optical, electrochemical, structural and selective-molecular-binding applications. We control chemical and structural characteristics, from the nano- to the micro-scale, in inorganic and hybrid systems to explore new material constructs and strategies aimed at optimizing and expanding material performance. Our efforts support DOE Defense Programs, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE Electricity Distribution and Energy Reliability offices, other federal agencies and industry. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to leverage our research investments while participating in, and contributing to, the international research community. Research thrusts include nanoparticle, nanofiber, and atomic layer deposited materials, thin films, passive and active materials for electronic, magnetic, photonic, electromechanical, and fluidic microsystems, self-assembly, and colloid chemistry.

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:

*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 Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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