The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
12 days old
2017-12-012018-01-01

R&D Laboratory Support Technologist (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking a R&D Laboratory Support Technologist to aid in the development of atomic\-physics\-based technologies\.



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



+ Work with a team of physicists and engineers to successfully advance the science of atomic sensing technologies so they can be employed as a practical sensing mechanism by overcoming challenges in physics and engineering\.

+ Support and advance the various experiments by aligning optical systems, building vacuum systems and other experimental apparatus, developing computer\-based experimental control and data acquisition system, collecting experimental data, and maintaining a safe and clean laboratory environment\.



Required:



+ Bachelors degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field\.

+ Experience with one or more of the following: atomic physics, diode laser systems, optics, optical alignment, ultra\-high vacuum systems, mechanical design, computer control of experiments, and automated data acquisition systems\.



Desired:



+ A masters degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field\.

+ Strong academic performance\.

+ Excellent communication skills, written and oral\.

+ Excellent collaboration skills for working in a team environment\.

+ Experience with alkali hot\-vapor or cold\-atom atomic physics experiments\.

+ Experience with laser and optical systems\.

+ Experience with vacuum systems\.

+ Experience with mechanical design, Solidworks, and machine tools \(lathe, mill, drill press, etc\.\)\.

+ Experience with Matlab and LabView\.

+ Experience with data acquisition, signal processing, and data analysis\.

+ Track record of successful research and development\.

+ Active DOE Q or L security clearance\.



Department Description:



The Physics\-Based Microsystems Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandias national security missions\. The department includes a broad set of expertise including atomic physics, micro\-optics, and electrochemistry and electroforming\. As part of the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications \(MESA\) facility, we provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; atom and ion trapping devices and systems; unique diffractive, sub\-wavelength and micro\-optical components and systems; critical electrochemical materials processes; and unparalleled micro\-machined devices\. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement with external customers\.



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 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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