What Your Job Will Be Like
Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security?
We are seeking exceptional candidates in an R&D, Laboratory Support Technologist role to join a team pursuing world leading research in silicon nanoelectronics for quantum information sciences. We are seeking candidates that have distinguished themselves academically and have shown the ability to work and learn independently. Willingness to perform research in a team environment, including reliance on others for critical-path elements, is also essential.
On any given day, you may be called on to:
* Assist with the design of experiments on nanofabricated electronics devices (e.g., transistor-like devices);
* Design, procure equipment, and develop laboratory test apparatuses (e.g., circuits and cryogenic systems) for testing nanoelectronics;
* Take data and perform analyses on nanoelectronic devices;
* Perform light electrical or mechanical fabrication tasks for testing nanoelectronics;
* Assist with or perform specific processing steps in the fabrication of nanoelectronic devices;
* Perform laboratory maintenance functions and general operations; and
* Support the development of safe laboratory functions including assessing risks and developing engineered controls.
Qualifications We Require
* Bachelor's degree in Physics, Applied Physics, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering or related STEM field.
* Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q level security clearance.
Qualifications We Desire
Ideally, your background would also include:
* Experience with one of the following: silicon nanofabrication, nanostructure metrology, electrical characterization of nanostructures, low-noise high-bandwidth electronics setups including programming for data collection, cryogenics (T < 1 K), computer aided design, and cryogenic circuitry;
* Demonstrated quality of self-motivation;
* Excellent communication skills (written and verbal), interpersonal/collaboration skills, and the ability to interact well with a diverse team of researchers;
* Willingness to be flexible in job assignments;
* Demonstrated ability to work creatively on a complex research problem.
About Our Team
The Advanced Silicon Quantum Devices Department of the Advanced Microsystems Group conducts cutting edge research on silicon-MOS-based devices for quantum information sciences applications. Our fundamental expertise lies in silicon (Si) quantum dot and donor-based qubits. Our core capabilities are Si qubit development and measurement, quantum coherent control, cryogenic characterization and measurement, and quantum information science and technology. We leverage our strong relationships within the Sandia's Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) foundry facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), and other internal and external organizations to develop advanced solid-state quantum device technologies.
Our specific areas of expertise include:
* Si donor and dot qubit development and measurement
* Quantum coherent control
* Cryogenic characterization and measurement
* Quantum information science and technology
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 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
*These benefits vary by job classification.
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.