CINT Scientist - Quantum Materials Systems
Job posting number: #7182243 (Ref:691625)
Posted: September 26, 2023
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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Sandia National Laboratories is searching for a mid-career staff scientist in the area of quantum materials. Microelectronics and quantum information sciences face challenges that often require new materials, higher quality materials, or better control of material properties. We seek an expert in electronic materials with experience in semiconductor devices and characterization, high mobility 2D systems, and novel electronic quantum materials. These materials can be used to create better quantum information devices, highly sensitive quantum devices, independent contact to multi-layer 2D electrons, and other highly sensitive quantum sensors. The ideal candidate will be able to support a user program, run a lab with unique capabilities in electrical measurements and materials characterization, and collaborate with other CINT scientists. The successful candidate should have an extensive knowledge of semiconductor device physics, nanoscale fabrication, heterostructure design, advanced electrical measurements, and materials characterization techniques. They will have a large network of internal and external collaborators. The candidate will work with a large and diverse team and publish results in high-impact journals. Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite. Qualifications We Require: + A Ph.D. in physics, electrical engineering, materials science, or in a related science or engineering discipline + At least 10 years scientific research experience since Ph.D. + A strong record of technical achievement, as evidenced by first-author publications in scientific journals (A publication list should be included as part of the resume.) + Experience supporting users at a scientific user facility + Measurement of nanoscale quantum devices + Expertise with a variety of cyrogenic systems + Detailed knowledge of nanofabrication techniques Qualifications We Desire: + Experience supervising postdocs and graduate students + Excellent communication and interpersonal skills + Problem-solving skills to develop creative technical solutions + An eagerness to work and collaborate in a diverse, multi-disciplinary, team environment About Our Team: The Nanosystems Synthesis and Analysis Department consists of CINT scientific research staff assigned to the Physical, Chemical, & Nanosciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. CINT is a DOE/Office of Science National User Facility operated jointly by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories with facilities at both Laboratories. The CINT Science Department is dedicated to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices. Posting Duration: 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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. 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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date. EEO: 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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Job ID: 691625
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.