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R&D Materials Science - Atomic Layer Deposition of Thin Films (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Are you passionate about research related to the development of Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) films? If so, you could be the staff member the Thin Film Coatings Team is seeking - read on to learn more! Our work provides the opportunity to develop creative solutions through inter-disciplinary research that couples materials science, process science and high vacuum technology. Through interactive collaboration with other inter-disciplinary research groups within Sandia, you will support a wide variety of research opportunities and mission related projects.

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

+ Apply fundamental process, physical, and chemical principles to create thin films
+ Develop and conduct research programs involving ALD, thin films, vacuum systems, characterization of films, and related technologies
+ Develop technical solutions to exciting problems
+ Interact with a variety of customers


+ PhD in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or related STEM field
+ Experience with materials and process characterization techniques, and process-structure-property relationships
+ Experience with Atomic Layer Deposition
+ Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance


+ Experience with PVD, PE-CVD, HiPIMS, and/or Reactive Deposition
+ Knowledge of functional thin films technology including electrical, optical, and tribological
+ Hands-on experience with custom built ALD, sputtering, evaporation, and vacuum systems
+ Experience using CAD programs to design masks and fixtures
+ Experience using Labview for process control
+ Experience writing proposals and acquiring funding to conduct research
+ Ability to work both independently and as part of a team

Department Description:

The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, and additive manufacturing for the Laboratories. Over 25 elements as well as numerous compounds and alloys can be deposited by sputter deposition and electron beam evaporation. Thin film properties can also be characterized. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser machining, and laser etching, as well as technical consulting. Metal additive manufacturing by laser powder bed, LENS, and wire are used to rapidly build components. Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions.

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:

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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.



  • Engineering
Posted: 2020-09-04 Expires: 2020-10-04

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R&D Materials Science - Atomic Layer Deposition of Thin Films (Experienced)

Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM 87102

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