: We are seeking a Laboratory Support Technologist to join our Focused Ion Beam Lab team\. This position supports of a broad range of Sandia missions by utilizing focused ion beam methods to provide critical materials analyses for both fundamental and applied research projects and customers\. Samples span a variety of material types such as metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and composites\. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make important contributions in support of the Department's growing research and forensics\-related activities\. Success in this role will require enthusiasm for materials science and materials forensics work, a desire and aptitude to learn quickly and continue to grow technically, and an appreciation for both fundamental and applied research\. Our department is a value\-added partner and collaborator to our customers, and we pride ourselves on delivery cutting\-edge solutions to complex materials characterization challenges\. While some of our requests are routine, much of our focused ion beam work is like tackling a mini\-R&D challenge with each unique request\. Key functions include: + Focused ion beam milling, imaging, spectroscopy, and diffraction analysis+ Developing and applying ion\-based methods for site\-specific sample preparation for scanning electron microscope or transmission electron microscope experiments+ Collecting and analyzing structural and chemical data sets towards understanding the root cause of material/component performance, behavior, and/or failure+ Performing state\-of\-the\-art 3D serial sectioning and reconstructions for volumetric sample analysis+ Interacting with and supporting numerous scientists and engineers engaged in materials research, troubleshooting, and failure analysis+ Collaborating with key technical staff to realize their ideas and accomplish project goals+ Prioritizing and managing requests from multiple FIB customers+ Maintaining laboratory operations, including engagement in equipment servicing, repair, and modification+ Working occasional overtime to meet program deadlines Required: + High school diploma or equivalent, plus three or more years of directly related experience; or a combination of education and experience\.+ Experience working collaboratively in team settings+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level clearance Desired: + Bachelor's degree in engineering, physics, materials science, chemical engineering, chemistry, or a related field+ Experience with focused ion beam, including e\.g\. site\-specific sample preparation, imaging and spectroscopy of surfaces and interfaces, and 3D serial sectioning and reconstruction+ Experience working in a research and development environment+ Experience in electron microscopy imaging, including e\.g\. SEM+ Expertise in digital photography and imaging, including digital photo editing+ Experience in electron dispersive spectroscopy \(EDS\) and/or electron back\-scattered diffraction \(EBSD\) analysis+ Strong computer skills, including ability to readily learn custom software packages+ Knowledge of materials science and interest in learning more+ Demonstrated ability to learn and expand technical skills+ Leadership aptitude, including experience and fulfillment in developing others to become successful\.+ Aptitude in communicating with a variety of customers and communication styles+ Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills+ Experience in and/or ability to organize tasks to enable work on multiple projects simultaneously+ Outstanding work ethic and self\-motivation+ Ability and desire to work independently with little oversight+ Detail\-oriented mindset and strong organization skills+ A genuine curiosity for science and a love and aptitude for learning+ Strong commitment to customer satisfaction, quality, safety, collaboration, and teamwork Department Description: The Materials Characterization & Performance Department supports Sandia by developing and applying a breadth of analytical techniques to assess the structure, composition, and properties of materials\. We serve our customers by helping them understand material behavior and performance, develop improved materials for specific components and applications, as well as develop lifetime performance predictions for materials\. By applying a breadth of techniques, including spectroscopic and diffraction techniques, light and electron microscopy, metallography, surface analysis, chemical analysis, and contaminant analysis, we provide materials understanding and solutions for: engineering components and structures, failure analysis of all types of materials, and research projects across a wide customer base\. We serve the entire corporation in their material analysis needs and frequently other federal agencies and industry\. We also act as a gateway to materials characterization capabilities within and outside of Sandia\. We take pride in owning, maintaining and utilizing to the fullest extent the best instrumentation available anywhere\. 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 Q\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct 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 Q\-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.
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