: The Ion Beam Laboratory is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with an interest in novel nanoelectronic devices for both nanoscale and quantum applications\. This position offers the opportunity to develop and use a unique nanoimplantation system which allows for direct writing of nm\-scale devices using a range of ion species and energies capable of fabricating single atom devices\. This role is part of a multidisciplinary team focused on making great strides in the quantum world\. Publication and presentation of the work is expected\. On any given day, you may support the following projects: + Single ion implantation for donor based quantum computation in Si \( http://www\.pcworld\.com/article/3074887/hardware/shoot\-an\-atom\-into\-silicon\-and\-you\-may\-have\-the\-beginnings\-of\-a\-quantum\-computer\.html \)+ Diamond SiV color center formation for single photon sources and distributed quantum information processing+ Deterministic seeding of the conductive filaments in TaOx memristive memories+ Exploring the defect physics of single ion implantation on the recombination currents in Si diodes Required: + PhD, conferred with 5 years prior to employment, in experimental physics, electrical engineering, semiconductor material science, or related area+ Experience with semiconductor devices and device physics+ Experience with defect physics, preferably with an emphasis on the effect of defects on electrical properties+ Minimum cumulative GPA\(s\) of 3\.2/4\.0 for each relevant undergraduate degree and 3\.5/4\.0 for each relevant gradudate degree+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance Desired: + Experience with experimental semiconductor device physics including simple fabrication, electrical measurements, and expertise in the study of radiation effects in electronics+ Experience with keV to MeV energy ion beam accelerators and electron beam systems+ Experience with advanced sample fabrications including electron beam lithography, focused ion beam lithography \(and/or patterning\)+ An active first\-authored publication record in high quality journals Department Description: The Radiation\-Solid Interaction Department operates the newly\-constructed $40M Ion Beam Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories\. This state\-of\-the\-art facility houses 4 major accelerators: a 6 MV Tandem, a 3 MV Pelletron, a 400 kV implanter, and a unique 100 kV Nano Implanter with a<20nm spot size\. Other experimental facilities include micro beam lines on all the major accelerators, a pulsed laser deposition system for synthesizing unique films, and a TEM, equipped with gas, fluid, and nanomechanical stages, with in\-situ ion irradiation available from both the Tandem and a Colutron source\. The Ion Beam Laboratory is actively engaged in three major research thrusts: + Understanding the performance of materials in radiation environments\. These projects impact the performance of microelectronics in space and other hostile environments, and fuel and cladding materials in nuclear reactor and storage environments\.+ Developing and applying novel ion beam techniques to precisely measure materials compositions\. Applications in this area include mapping hydrogen isotopes in fusion wall material, and measuring the composition of thin complex materials such as transition metal oxides\.+ Exploring the materials science of defects in solids\. This broad area includes single ion implants for quantum applications, anomalous grain growth in nanograined materials, hydride formation under irradiation, and nanomechanical responses of materials\. In each thrust the department provides unique capabilities to multidisciplinary teams with an interest in publishing high quality research and applying the results to problems of national interest\. 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 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\. 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 : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years\. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment\. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.
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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