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Postdoctoral Appointee - Radiation Response of Materials

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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\.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to support research related to the understanding and modeling of radiation response of semiconductor materials\. In this role, you will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team including internal and external customers and stakeholders\.

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

+ Support research programs utilizing the current novel capabilities of the Ion Beam Laboratory

+ Support development of new cutting\-edge capabilities to perform high\-quality research that impacts Sandias broad mission

+ Collaborate with other groups working with a wide array of material deposition techniques, predictive modeling, device fabrication, material testing, and range of other capabilities

+ Conduct research to assess the response of a variety of material to radiation sources

+ Explore a variety of materials classes and their potential applications, from metals to ceramics to semiconductors and beyond and a large range of overlapping extreme environments


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Materials Science, or related field

+ Research background in semiconductor materials or devices

+ Demonstrated publication record

+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance


+ Experience using ion beams \(100keV MeV\) for materials analysis or modification

+ Experience with defects in semiconductors, semiconductor device physics, and/or TCAD modeling of devices

Department Description:

The Radiation\-Solid Interaction Department operates the Ion Beam Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories, which has been a key player in understanding radiation effects in microelectronics since the 1950s\. These efforts continue to this day with development of in situ surrogate testing capabilities to experimentally determine the time response of microelectronic devices to neutron and gamma environments\. This experimental data, coupled with fundamental physics\-based defect and carrier models, allows us to predict the behavior of circuits in radiation environments\.

Over the last decade, Sandia has enhanced the understanding of silicon and III\-V materials\. In the coming years, we need to apply our experiment and modeling expertise to the next generations of Sandias radiation\-hardened CMOS technologies, maturing materials such as III\-nitrides, as well as rapidly emerging materials \(e\.g\. gallium oxide\)\. We offer unique experimental and modeling capabilities, a broad range of technologies of interest, and a strong multi\-disciplinary team\. Furthermore, this area of research has a major impact on national security\.

Our state\-of\-the\-art facility houses 4 major accelerators: a 6 MV Tandem, a 3 MV Pelletron, a 400 kV implanter, and a unique 100 kV Nano Implanter with a<20nm spot size\. Other experimental facilities include micro beam lines on all the major accelerators, a pulsed laser deposition system for synthesizing unique films, and a TEM, equipped with gas, fluid, and nanomechanical stages, with in\-situ ion irradiation available from both the Tandem and a Colutron source\. The Ion Beam Laboratory is actively engaged in three major research thrusts:

99. Understanding the performance of materials in radiation environments\.These projects impact the performance of microelectronics in space and other hostile environments, and fuel and cladding materials in nuclear reactor and storage environments\.

99. Developing and applying novel ion beam techniques to precisely measure materials compositions\.Applications in this area include mapping hydrogen isotopes in fusion wall material, and measuring the composition of thin complex materials such as transition metal oxides\.

99. Exploring the materials science of defects in solids\. This broad area includes single ion implants for quantum applications, anomalous grain growth in nanograined materials, hydride formation under irradiation, and nanomechanical responses of materials\.

In each thrust the department provides unique capabilities to multidisciplinary teams with an interest in publishing high quality research and applying the results to problems of national interest\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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:

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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