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Sandia National Laboratories
Postdoctoral Appointee - Nanophotonics
Sandia National Laboratories
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.
The Nanostructure Physics Department at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with an emphasis in nanophotonics.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
Support research involving nanophotonics, quantum optics, metamaterials, plasmonics, and/or nonlinear optics
Design, simulate, fabricate, and/or characterize novel optical devices, materials, and systems
Study new physics phenomenon and evaluate new concepts
Report research results in top-tier journals and conferences
Generate new intellectual property through patent filing
PhD, conferred within five years prior to employment, in Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering or Science, Physics, or other related technical area
Experience with the design and test of optical systems, optical materials or devices, or photonics microsystems
Experience developing or using software for device performance simulations using, for example, Comsol, Matlab/Simulink, FDTD codes etc.
Experience performing original research, demonstrated through a record of invention, original publications in top-tier journals, and conference papers and presentations
Expertise in nonlinear optics, integrated photonics, optomechanics, quantum or ultrafast optics, semiconductor physics, materials, and/or related topics
Experience with nonlinear optical measurement techniques and basic theories for treatment of nonlinear phenomena
Experience in IR and terahertz optical test and characterization techniques, associated optics, detectors and spectroscopies
Experience in design and simulation of novel optical structures and materials (for example: optical waveguides, modulators, plasmonics, fibers or photonic/phononic bandgap materials) with commercial and custom codes
Familiarity with laboratory optical bench optics, electronics, optoelectronics, and safe use of lasers, able to design and carry out laser-based optical experiments
Experience in high speed characterization of devices, electrical probe stations, operation of high speed and high frequency test equipment, network analyzers, spectrum analyzers, and high speed oscilloscopes
Self-motivated, with strong communication skills to work independently and in a team environment
Experience with micro and nano fabrication processes, tools, and metrology
Familiarity with the following:
Nonlinear processes such as four-wave mixing, two-photon absorption, harmonic generation
Physics of waveguides, photonic crystals, plasmonic devices, and metamaterials
Solid state physics and phenomena and physical optics
Quantum information science and technologies
The Nanostructure Physics department (01881) conducts original research to establish the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices. Department members perform discovery and use-inspired basic research in support of the DOE/SC Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and other Sandia programs. CINT is a DOE/Office of Science National User Facility operated jointly by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories with facilities at both Laboratories.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nationâ€™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
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.
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*These benefits vary by job classification.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted security clearance.
Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to the work site. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.
If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE-granted security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for DOE-granted security clearances must be U.S. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position.
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