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R&D Electrical/Nuclear Engineer (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

Join a diverse team of scientists and engineers focusing on applied research in the interests of National Security and achieve your goals while making a difference!

The Applied Nuclear Technologies department is seeking a highly motivated engineer or scientist to lead a variety of duties associated with the design, testing and analysis of custom electrical and radiation experiments. You will lead radiation effects experiments on electronic components exposed to 14 MeV neutrons and explore the science of defects in advanced semiconductor devices using and developing techniques such as Deep-Level Transient Spectroscopy (DLTS). This position will work in both office and laboratory environments, at frequent on and off-site testing across the US, and in radiation and contamination areas. Job duties may include overseeing experimental campaigns, hands-on experimental work, proposal writing for research projects and facility access, dissemination of research results in technical conferences and papers, electrical circuit response modeling, programming for automation and analysis, circuit design, and organizing experiment logistics.

Qualifications We Require:

+ Master’s degree in electrical engineering or relevant STEM field plus four years of experience or PhD in electrical engineering or relevant STEM field

+ The ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-clearance

Qualifications We Desire:

+ A desire to publish their research work in peer-reviewed scientific journals and conferences

+ Understanding of semiconductor device physics

+ Experience with electronic circuit design and analysis

+ Outstanding communication skills, a willingness to work in a collaborative team environment, and demonstrated interest in interdisciplinary research

+ Experience with nuclear radiation transport and/or radiation effects

+ Experience with engineering design tools such as SolidWorks, Altium Designer, or other relevant computer aided mechanical or electrical design software

+ Experience with radiation transport codes especially MCNP or other relevant computational software

+ Experience with programming and/or data automation software such as C++, FORTRAN, Matlab, LabView and/or Python

About Our Team:

As part of the Radiation & Electrical Sciences Center, the Applied Nuclear Technologies Department (1384) explores, develops, and applies physics and engineering principles to many areas of nuclear and radiation technology. The Department is responsible for the Device Physics, Energetic Neutrons, Neutron/Gamma and Transient Neutrons portion of the Sandia's Radiation Effects Sciences (RES) Program to explore radiation effects on electronic devices

We collaborate with the Nuclear Facilities Operations and the Radiation Modeling and Metrology departments at Sandia to 1) tailor and characterize appropriate testing environments in the TA-V nuclear facilities to meet customer needs and 2) design and conduct nuclear criticality experiments in the Sandia Critical Experiments (SCX) Facility for the NNSA Nuclear Criticality Safety Program (NCSP) and developed and deliver Hands-on training with critical experiments for the NCSP.

We operate and maintain a semiconductor devices laboratory which utilizes a variety of characterization techniques including DLTS to analyze native defects and radiation-induced defects in semiconductor devices and explore the damage mechanisms in devices exposed to different radiation environments.

About Sandia:

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.

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 need to 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 682953



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Posted: 2022-05-02 Expires: 2022-06-01

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