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R&D Electronics Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the posting date. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.


Passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to deliver solutions? Join a diverse team and help solve significant issues for our nation's security!

The Radiation Effects Experimentation Department is seeking a dynamic scientist to conduct leading-edge research and analysis of radiation induced effects in electronics and materials! This is an experienced position concentrating on radiation effects physics, modeling, hardening and the design of electronic systems. Our experiments may range from fundamental investigations into radiation effects in cutting-edge technologies to the response of components at higher levels of product integration to meet technical and programmatic objectives for a variety of customers. You will also be responsible for leading and conducting radiation qualification tests and analyses associated with Sandias national security mission. You will work in a collaborative environment with a diverse team and have access to some of the worlds most powerful pulsed radiation generating facilities with state-of-the art diagnostics and equipment.

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

+ Propose, design and execute experiments at state-of-the-art radiation test facilities such as HERMES, Saturn, Z, ACRR, WSMR and others.
+ Team with other specialists, including those in computational modeling and simulation, to plan experiments, analyze results and to present new insights, observations or qualification evidence.
+ Summarize findings in internal reports and as appropriate, publish results in journal articles, present at conferences and present to the Departments of Energy and Defense.

Some travel will be required for test campaigns, project meetings and conferences.


+ M.S. degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Physics or a related field and 3+ years of experience
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance


+ PhD degree in Electrical or Electronics Engineering, Physics or a related field
+ A strong record of scientific and/or technical accomplishments through publication, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Record of strong written and oral communication skills as demonstrated through publications and presentations
+ Familiarity with radiation producing facilities within and outside of Sandia and conducting experiments at those facilities (X-ray, gamma-ray or neutron)
+ Experience in radiation sciences and effects on electronics
+ Experience in modeling radiation effects on electronics (devices, circuits or components)
+ Knowledge of the hostile radiation requirements for Sandias Nuclear Deterrence systems
+ Experience and knowledge of typical semiconductor and circuit electrical characterization equipment
+ Experience developing research ideas, submitting proposals, establishing collaborations, organizing research teams and/or reporting progress to sponsors
+ Experience leading or working with interdisciplinary teams

Department Description:

The main purpose of the Radiation Effects Experimentation Department is to assure and verify the capability of the nations nuclear stockpile to survive and operate through radiation and electromagnetic environments. These activities range from fundamental radiation effects research to qualifying the performance of electronic piece parts, subsystems and systems to natural space-based and/or man-made radiation environments (e.g., environment produced by nuclear detonations) through test and evaluation. We accomplish our mission by performing basic and applied radiation effects research on materials and electronics using photon, ion, neutron, electron and laser sources located at Sandia National Laboratories and other laboratories throughout the United States. We also develop radiation and plasma diagnostics and model radiation effects in electronics and components. An important experimental activity in the department is the gathering and analysis of data on surrogate test articles which validate computer codes that are (or will be) used to qualify future weapon and satellite electronic systems to various pulsed radiation environments and effects. Department personnel also provide guidance to electronic designers to assure proper design techniques related to mitigating the deleterious effects of radiation and qualification assessments of nuclear weapon hardware to Sandia's system, component design and production groups.

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:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-11-09 Expires: 2020-12-10

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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