: We are seeking a Laboratory Support Technologist to join a team performing research and development of compound\-semiconductor\-based electronic and optoelectronic devices, including power diodes, high electron mobility transistors, photodetectors, light\-emitting diodes and laser diodes\. This position offers the opportunity to be a critical member of a team exploring and realizing novel semiconductor device concepts in support of National Security missions\. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Work in various characterization labs within the Mesa complex+ Support work related to electrical and optical characterization of semiconductor device performance as well as the properties of defects in the semiconductors of interest+ Complete training on required equipment and assume responsibility for characterization techniques such as current\-voltage \(including high\-voltage and high\-current measurements\), capacitance\-voltage, and deep\-level thermal and optical spectroscopies+ Utilize interpersonal skills and be adaptable to support the department's varied and evolving research activities Required: + Associate's degree in a science or engineering discipline+ Experience with semiconductor characterization in a laboratory environment+ Experience working both independently and within a team+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L clearance Desired: + Bachelor's degree in a science or engineering discipline+ Experience with compound semiconductor \(GaAs\-, GaN\- or InP\-based\) device characterization in a laboratory environment+ Extensive experience in the operation of relevant characterization equipment such as semiconductor parameter analyzers \(including equipment for high\-voltage and high\-current measurement capability\), LCR meters, probe stations, and optical equipment+ Ability to automate data collection and analysis using appropriate software \(LabView, MatLab, etc\.\)+ Familiarity with semiconductor device physics, especially high\-power, high\-speed, and optoelectronic compound semiconductor devices\. Familiarity with the physics of deep\-level defects, and the use of depletion\-region\-based techniques such as DLTS and DLOS for defect characterization+ Demonstrated ability to effectively solve problems and develop new measurement techniques required for evolving research needs+ Ability to multi\-task, working with multiple staff members on different projects+ Excellent attention to detail and thorough documentation of work+ Current DOE L or Q security clearance Department Description: The Semiconductor Material and Device Sciences Department 1873 is engaged in compound semiconductor physics and device research, with parallel, complementary efforts in fundamental science and novel device technologies, within 1800, the Center for Material, Physical, and Chemical sciences\. One of several current focus areas are III\-nitride based materials and devices for power electronics and other applications, which have enormous short\-and\-long\-term potential for Sandia's 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 the 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 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 techniques\. 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 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: Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.