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2018-07-162018-09-14

Intern - Device Physics and Radiation Effects R&D Graduate Year Round

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an Intern Year Round \- R&D Grad

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

+ Conduct leading\-edge research on characterization and modeling of advanced semiconductor devices, with an emphasis on radiation effects
+ Utlize wide\- and ultra\-wide\-bandgap \(WBG/UWBG\) devices such as gallium nitride \(GaN\) and aluminum gallium nitride \(AlGaN\) Schottky and pn diodes
+ Characterize and model such devices to develop a fundamental understanding of their behavior, particularly in a radiation environment

Knowledge will be used to improve device design and will push the state\-of\-the\-art\. Select results will be published in journal articles and conference presentations\.

Required:

You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements:

+ Earned bachelor's degree
+ Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program
+ Minimum cumulative GPA of 3\.0/4\.0
+ Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer
+ U\.S\. citizenship

Additional Requirements:

+ Current enrollment in a full\-time in a Ph\.D\. program in electrical engineering, applied physics, materials science, or an equivalent field
+ Have a demonstrated record of knowledge of semiconductor devices as evidenced by successful completion of relevant coursework and/or engagement in graduate student research
+ Expertise with laboratory electrical characterization equipment such as semiconductor parameter analyzers and oscilloscopes
+ Proficiency with device\- and circuit\-level simulation software such as SPICE, and general numerical analysis software such as MATLAB

Desired:

+ Familiarity with radiation effects in semiconductor materials and devices, coupled with experience working in experimental irradiation facilities
+ Motivation and ability to write papers for publication in refereed journals and conferences
+ Outstanding organizational skills
+ Ability to interact well in a team environment are also desired

Department Description:

The Semiconductor Material and Device Sciences Department is engaged in compound semiconductors physics and devices research, with parallel, complementary efforts in fundamental science and novel device technologies, within 1800, the Center for Physical, Chemical and Nanosciences\. One of several current focus areas are III\-nitride based materials and devices for power electronics, which have enormous short\-and\-long\-term potential for Sandias national security missions\. Other ongoing efforts include quantum nano\-wire and nano\-dot materials and devices, radiation effects and defect spectroscopy, blue and UV optoelectronics, optical communications, and other novel device concepts\. Presently the department is a major participant in Ultra\-wide Bandgap Grand Challenge LDRD, focusing on \(Al\)GaN materials for power electronics for mission applications\.

The Department's research utilizes staff expertise in experimental and theoretical semiconductor physics, state\-of\-the\-art nano\- and microfabrication, and advanced materials and device characterization and modeling\. It partners closely with other organizations, including the Advanced Materials Sciences Department 1876, other departments in Centers 1800, 1300 and 5200, and university collaborators throughout the world\. The Department makes use of state\-of\-the\-art growth and microfabrication facilities associated with MESA \(Sandia's $600M Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications Complex\); scientific facilities at CINT \(the joint Sandia and Los Alamos Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies\); and staff laboratories with specialized characterization\.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in 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, disability, or veteran status\.

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