Postdoctoral Appointee -- Emerging Device Computing Researcher - HYBRID
Job posting number: #7187323 (Ref:691894)
Posted: October 19, 2023
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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to help us build next-generation low-power analog processors for edge applications. Our team is developing a novel computing platform based on analog in-memory computing, and we are exploring accelerators based on multiple different non-volatile memory technologies. A core part of our work is to optimize the hardware and software together to ensure reliable and efficient operation. In our inclusive research team, you will have the opportunity to contribute to multiple levels of the system design based on interest and background. This can include characterizing, modeling, and integrating emerging memory devices; designing, simulating, and testing new analog/digital circuits; evaluating the resilience of the new technology in extreme environments; and developing mission-relevant algorithms that are tailored to the novel accelerator. Joining our team puts you in the middle of one of the hottest emerging computing research topics, in a group known for leading contributions in the field. On any given day, one may be called upon to: + Develop and improve simulation tools that model new microelectronic devices, circuits, and architectures. + Characterize the properties of emerging memory devices and arrays relevant for low-power computing within harsh environments. + Design or verify mixed-signal hardware systems that efficiently and accurately map neural algorithms, especially those using various emergent memory technologies to perform in-memory computing functions. + Develop or refining neural network or sensor processing algorithms that solve real-world problems. + Conduct innovative research, publish, and present results in refereed journals and conferences. + Work in multidisciplinary teams consisting of electrical engineers, computer scientists, physicists, materials scientists, and mathematicians. The selected applicant can work a combination of onsite and offsite work. The selected applicant must live within a reasonable distance for commuting to the assigned work location when necessary. Qualifications We Require: + PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, or a related area, conferred within five (5) years prior to employment + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experience in: + electrical characterization of memory devices + radiation effects characterization of microelectronic devices + modelling or designing devices, circuits, and/or full accelerator systems + Proficiency with programming languages including python or C++ + Experience developing and delivering new software/simulation tools + Record of publication and innovation, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books or issued patents + Strong written and oral communication skills About Our Team: Responsible for developing, integrating, characterizing, and ensuring the reliability of radiation-hardened microelectronics fabricated in the Microsystems and Engineering Sciences Applications (MESA) facilities. Advanced device development activities are also a significant part of the team¿s work, focusing on end-of-the roadmap technologies such as resistive memories, optoelectronics, and heterogeneous integration Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
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 need to 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. EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Position Information: 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. Job ID: 691894
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.