Research Scientist

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Aerospace Corporation
Aerospace, Microelectronics, Research, Matlab
Full Time

Job Description

In an era of dynamic change in space, Aerospace is addressing a generation of complex challenges. We operate the only federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) committed exclusively to the space enterprise. Our technical experts span every discipline of space-related science and engineering. Join our team and thrive in a career that matters to the world and you personally.

Responsibilities

The Microelectronics Technology Department in the Physical Sciences Laboratories is seeking an experienced engineer to direct research activities relating to analysis of the performance, degradation, and the physics of failure of various microwave semiconductor devices, such as low noise amplifiers and analog-to-digital converters. The department has state-of-the-art capabilities and expertise in reliability and radiation testing and materials characterization from the macroscale to the atomic scale, that contribute to an overall understanding of physics of failure in materials and devices. This role includes defining requirements, designing experiments, leading capability development, collaborating with other staff scientists, engineers, and technicians, overseeing execution of laboratory experiments, and communicating results via written and oral presentations.

Key Functions
  • Translate customer needs into requirements for lab experiments and/or analysis
  • Direct or conduct investigations
  • Develop capabilities to stress, measure, and analyze various microwave semiconductor devices
  • Analyze test data and develop physics-based models of failure in microwave devices, for example: degradation due to intrinsic defects, radiation, or high power input signals
  • Track and report progress to Aerospace management, customer and contractors
  • Support close and frequent interactions with government customer and contractor personnel

This position is available as a Research Scientist or as a Senior Research Scientist

Qualifications

Required for Research Scientist
  • Bachelor's degree in a STEM field or equivalent
  • 8 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, with a strong focus on microwave device physics (for example: CMOS, GaAs, InP, GaN)
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic research environment
  • Experience with designing, building and executing scientific experiments
  • Experience with microwave device design, fabrication, testing and physics of failure
  • Experience in laboratory automation/data analysis tools such as Matlab and LabVIEW
  • Excellent technical writing and oral presentation skills
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the US government. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Preferred for both Research Scientist and Senior Research Scientist
  • Advanced degree in a STEM field or equivalent
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI security clearance, which is issued by the US government is highly preferred. U.S citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance.

Required for Senior Research Scientist

Same requirements as a Research Scientist noted above, in addition to:
  • 12 or more years of increasingly responsible professional engineering/scientific experience, with a strong focus on microwave device physics (for example: CMOS, GaAs, InP, GaN)
  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic research environment
  • Experience with designing, building and executing scientific experiments
  • Experience with microwave device design, fabrication, testing and physics of failure
  • Experience in laboratory automation/data analysis tools such as Matlab and LabVIEW
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Technical breadth and ability to rapidly acquire a working knowledge in new technical areas
  • Excellent program management and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse contractor team, to include FFRDC and SETA contractors

Equal Opportunity Commitment

The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. We believe that a diverse workforce creates an environment in which unique ideas are developed and differing perspectives are valued, producing superior customer solutions. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, color, religion, genetic information, marital status, ancestry, national origin, protected veteran status, physical disability, medical condition, mental disability, or disability status and any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. If you're an individual with a disability or a disabled veteran who needs assistance using our online job search and application tools or need reasonable accommodation to complete the job application process, please contact us by phone ator by email at . You can also review The Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law poster and the supplement, as well as the Pay Transparency Policy Statement.


Company Information

A trusted partner. A national resource. A leader in national security space. We are THE Aerospace Corporation. A team that takes pride in our readiness to solve some of the most complex technical challenges in existence. With challenges spanning government to commercial, you’ll have the unique opportunity to work on projects that are literally evolving our nation's space and launch capabilities. We all share a common passion and aspiration – to serve a mission much bigger than ourselves. When you join our team, you’ll be part of a rare collection of thought leaders and game-changing innovators. Are you ready to launch your career?

Dice Id : 90970895
Position Id : R000709
Originally Posted : 5 months ago

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