Materials Characterization Scientist - Temporary

THE Aerospace Corporation El Segundo , CA 90245

Posted 1 week ago

Requisition ID: 43211
All Locations: El Segundo, CA (California)
A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, youll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, youll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?


The Microelectronics Technology Department (MTD) at The Aerospace Corporation conducts basic and applied research in microelectronic and optoelectronic devices for space applications, and provides technical support to national security space programs in these areas.

The MTD is looking for a member of the technical staff to support investigations of microelectronics reliability, advanced microelectronics technology nodes, capability development, and physics of failure in advanced CMOS, SiGe, SOI, III-V, II-VI, and other advanced materials, processes, devices for space applications.

The staff member must have in-depth knowledge of materials characterization by transmission electron microscopy and electron beam induced current mapping for analysis of microelectronic devices such as resistive memories.

The staff member must exhibit strong written and verbal communication skills, have a strong publication record. The staff member must also have a desire to work in an environment requiring self-motivation and independence as well as project leadership and teamwork.

Conduct innovative basic and applied research in materials analysis and device engineering
Develop capabilities in failure analysis and fault identification
Present results internally and at technical meetings
Provide technical support to national security space programs


Ph.D. in electrical engineering, physics or material science
Strong interpersonal skills, ability to effectively convey technical information to non-technical personnel via oral and written forms are essential
In-depth knowledge of materials science, IC devices, and semiconductor physics
In-depth knowledge of advanced characterization techniques such as transmission electron microscopy and electron beam induced current imaging
Must be able to obtain and maintain DoD Secret clearance

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Additional Requisition Details
Clearance Requirement: Secret
Access: None
Polygraph: None
Relocation Available: [[relo]]
Employment Type: Casual
Work Schedule: Part Time

Company Statement
The Aerospace Corporation has provided independent technical and scientific research, development, and advisory services to national security space programs since 1960. We operate a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) for the United States Air Force and the National Reconnaissance Office, and support all national security space programs. We also apply more than 50 years of experience with space systems to provide critical solutions to technologically complex systems in such areas as communications, shipping, law enforcement, and cyber, among others.
From our inception, our highly skilled technical staff has focused on ensuring the success of every mission and developing the most effective and economic space-related hardware and software in the world. Our greatest asset is the technical expertise of our people. Our state-of-the-art laboratory facilities are staffed by some of the leading scientists in the world.

Equal Opportunity Commitment
The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If youre an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone at or by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

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Materials Characterization Scientist - Temporary

THE Aerospace Corporation