Experimental Optics Material Research Scienti 8/20/2020
Wright Patterson Afb, OH
JOB DESCRIPTIONAPPLY Citizenship: Must be a US Citizen
Clearance Required: Secret
Position Contingent Upon Contract Award
We are looking for a qualified candidate to support on-base research efforts in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate. At the broadest level, our research group plans, directs, and conducts in house and extramural research and development of materials technologies with an emphasis on functional applications. The Nanoelectronic Materials Branch (RXAN) at the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, OH is looking for an Experimental Optics Materials Research Scientist to collaborate with the sensors directorate for the creation and development of novel optical material processes. We are looking for candidates with a technical background that are well organized, detailed oriented, and driven by their curiosity to solve challenges.
Roles and Responsibilities
The primary objective of this position is to conduct subsystem research modeling, integration, and testing. This candidate will support innovative sensor designs for sensor components (such as apertures, receivers, exciters, and digital and software signal processing algorithms), integrate component technologies to develop sensor capabilities for application-oriented use, and quantifiably measure the performance of Government furnished components and subsystems.
Contributes new ideas to design and development of new or novel non-linear optical materials and processes, and carries out novel optical materials/systems-related experimentation
Collaborates with research team to conduct material (growth) experiments and detailed material analytical characterization
Maintains and upgrades equipment as needed
Participates in creation of new optical system demonstrations and maintain/upkeep/upgrade existing demo systems.
Provides experienced, high quality analysis in a wide range of characterization techniques, and uses that data and knowledge to drive iterative process trials
Systematic coordination of lab resource (material, supply) ordering and routine equipment upkeep.
Solve lab equipment issues including expeditious coordination of repairs as needed, or self-repair if reasonable and appropriate.
Education, Experience, and Skills
Minimum PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Optics, or closely related science/engineering/technology field.
Must have experience with modeling and simulation, optics; knowledge/experience of high/low temperature systems and controlled atmosphere systems is beneficial
Familiarization with commercial or custom SOTA subsystem modeling tools such as electromagnetic solvers, time and frequency domain tools, finite element modeling, RF performance analysis tools, or other tools to model new and novel sensor subsystem functionality preferred.
Experience with a wide range of analytical techniques for measurement of (crystalline) materials, covering structure, chemistry, and properties
Experience with stepper and contact lithography and automated resist spinning and lift off tools
Demonstrated semiconductor device fabrication experience with GaN, metal-oxide thin films, and Ga2O3
Experience with Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) and semiconductor inspection techniques and basic DC and RF device characterization measurement techniques
Must be well organized, meticulous in documentation, able to communicate effectively in written and oral fashion
Well versed in use of MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
Must be familiar with and meticulous about lab safety.
Demonstrated independent research capability through peer reviewed journal articles
Optical and electro-optical characterization experience preferred
Preferred fabrication experience with electrical characterization techniques for both materials and electronic devices including RF and microwave frequencies
Demonstrated experience with photolithography techniques and characterization (spin coaters, mask aligners, profilometers, optical microscopes, scanning electron microscopy)
Physical Requirements / Travel
Must be able to work in a lab environment and lift or carry up to 25 pounds.
Must be able to work in an office environment, at a desk and compute
Minimal travel would be required,
Azimuth Corporation does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.