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Job ID: 658827
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Postdoctoral Appointee



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

+ The postdoctoral appointee will work as a member of the team performing R&D on sensors and systems. Duties include assisting in numerical simulations, laboratory measurements, prototype development, and field testing.


+ PhD in in optical engineering, electrical engineering, physics, or a closely related field.
+ Experience in experimental demonstration of optical, photonic, optoelectronic, or plasmonic devices.
+ Experience in design, simulation, fabrication and testing of photonic or optical systems.


+ Experience with optical laboratory testing using sources, detectors, and relevant test equipment.
+ Proficiency with software programming and instrument control in languages such as C/C++/C#, and MATLAB.
+ Experience modeling in Wave Train.
+ Ability to work across disciplines, and to solve problems in a highly collaborative environment.
+ Familiar with theory and application of laser beam propagation through the atmosphere.
+ Familiar with theory and application associated with imaging through turbulence.
+ Experience with adaptive optical systems.

The SOF and Tactical Physics Department performs research and development of sensing and imaging systems and other applications of optical physics phenomena and materials for national security applications. We exploit scientific advances and engineering technologies across a broad spectrum (THz to IR to UV) to enable advances in components and systems for national security. We engage with technologically savvy users to mature technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. In addition, the department serves as the principal Sandia point of contact and as independent advisors for US Special Operations Forces.

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 L-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 L-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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