Radiation Effects Scientist

Aerospace Corporation
May 14, 2022
El Segundo, CA
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The Aerospace Corporation is the trusted partner to the nation's space programs, solving the hardest problems and providing unmatched technical expertise. As the operator of a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC), we are broadly engaged across all aspects of space- delivering innovative solutions that span satellite, launch, ground, and cyber systems for defense, civil and commercial customers. When you join our team, you'll be part of a special collection of problem solvers, thought leaders, and innovators. Join us and take your place in space. At Aerospace, we are committed to providing an inclusive and diverse workplace for all employees to share in our common passion and aspiration - to carry out a mission much bigger than ourselves. We remain committed to maintaining a safe environment for hiring as we look forward to the future of work. Click here for information on Aerospace's COVID-19 directives and safety procedures implemented to keep our workplace safe. Job Summary Physical Sciences Laboratories (PSL) has more than 100 specialized laboratories used to test, analyze, and troubleshoot virtually every aspect of rocket and satellite system design, development, construction, deployment, and operation. The diverse expertise of the laboratories' technical staff allows PSL to stay abreast of new technological developments and program support issues associated with rapidly evolving space systems. Within PSL, the Microelectronics Technology Department (MTD) at The Aerospace Corporation provides technical support to national security space programs. MTD is looking for a Research Scientist or a Senior Scientist to support investigations of radiation effects, reliability- and radiation-hardness-by-design, and physics of failure of advanced CMOS, SiGe, SOI, III-V, II-VI, and other advanced technology for space applications. This is a full-time position based in El Segundo, CA. Highlights of our lab's capabilities can be seen here Virtual Tour What You'll Be Doing You will provide technical support to national security space programs, internal and academic collaborators She will conduct innovative basic and applied research in microelectronic device technologies and applications to space systems, including reliability and radiation hardness. Support the adoption and assessment of new technologies and applications, space systems, including reliability and radiation hardness. Perform radiation testing on microelectronic and optoelectronic components using gamma rays, x-rays, neutrons, energetic protons, and energetic heavy ions. Innovation, velocity, and accountability will primarily be used to assess job performance This position is available as a Research Scientist or a Senior Scientist What You Need to be Successful Minimum Requirements Research Scientist PhD degree from an accredited program in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related discipline Typically, 8+ years experience in radiation and or reliability testing of microelectronic devices. Strong record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and a demonstrated ability to develop and execute innovative research projects. Knowledge of microelectronic and optoelectronic device physics. Willingness to travel domesticallyinternationally and to work off-business hours to support customer needs, approximately 15 (as required This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, which is issued by the U.S. government. U.S. citizenship is required to obtain a security clearance Senior Scientist Same requirements as a Research Scientist noted above, in addition to Typically, 12+ years experience in radiation and or reliability testing of microelectronic devices. How You Can Stand Out It would be impressive if you have one or more of these Research Scientist or a Senior Scientist Experience with advanced test structure and circuit design using powerful CAD tools such as Cadence. Experience with radiation hardness-by-design and reliability-by-design test chip development Experience designing and implementing radiation testing Experience with modeling simulation of radiation effects Publication record involving radiation testing Experience with RF testing Experience with FPGAMicroprocessor programming Experience with Python LabVIEW MATLAB or similar software for data analysis and collection. Ways We Reward Our Employees During your interview process, our team will provide details of our industry-leading benefits. Benefits vary and are applicable based on Job Type. A few highlights include Comprehensive health care and wellness plans Paid holidays, sick time, and vacation Standard and alternate work schedules, including telework options 401(k) Plan - Employees receive a total company-paid benefit of 8, 10, or 12 of eligible compensation based on years of service and matching contributions employees are immediately eligible and vested in the plan upon hire Flexible spending accounts Variable pay program for exceptional contributions Relocation assistance Professional growth and development programs to help advance your career Education assistance programs An inclusive work environment built on teamwork, flexibility, and respect We are all unique, from diverse backgrounds and all walks of life, yet one thing bonds all of us to each other-the belief that we can make a difference. This core belief empowers us to do our best work at The Aerospace Corporation. Equal Opportunity Commitment The Aerospace Corporation is an Equal OpportunityAffirmative 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. 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