What Your Job Will Be Like
Are you passionate about leading research that supports the development of new materials and material applications as well as the understanding of new materials physics? Do you want to collaborate with a diverse and creative team to develop novel, state of the art materials platforms? If so, this may be the opportunity for you.
You may be called on to:
Guide the labs mission areas to new possibilities in electronic materials
Lead and conduct research involving synthesis and characterization of ceramic materials
Develop innovative materials platforms that disrupt current technologies in energy sciences, defense technologies, space systems and more
Use disruptive technologies to further state of the art research
Lead a diverse group of staff, technologists, postdocs and interns to initiate creative research directions in materials science
Publish in high impact journals and present research results on an international platform
Qualifications We Require
PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or a closely related discipline
Bachelor's degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics
Publication and innovation record, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents
Experience with ceramics/composite synthesis and characterization
Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance
Qualifications We Desire
Understanding of mechanical and electrical properties of composite materials
Experience with novel ceramics processing methods
Experience characterizing ceramic electrical components
Desire to develop a research portfolio centered around new materials innovation
Demonstration of forward thinking and ability to anticipate engineering needs that are not yet present
Understanding of ceramic materials in electronic devices including ferroelectric materials
Understanding of solid state ionic transport
Effective written and oral interpersonal skills
About Our Team
The Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department provides innovation in the design, synthesis and development of advanced, multifunctional materials to satisfy unique needs in electronic, optical, electrochemical, structural and selective-molecular-binding applications. We control chemical and structural characteristics, from the nanoscale to microscale, in inorganic and hybrid systems to explore new material constructs and strategies aimed at optimizing and expanding material performance. Our efforts support DOE Defense Programs, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE Electricity Distribution and Energy Reliability offices, other federal agencies and industry. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to use our research investments while participating in, and contributing to, the international research community. Research thrusts include nanoparticle, nanofiber, and atomic layer deposited materials, thin films, passive and active materials for electronic, magnetic, photonic, electromechanical, and fluidic microsystems, self-assembly, and colloid chemistry.
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
Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
Flexible schedules, 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
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level 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 must 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.
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.