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The Atomic, Materials & Device Physics Section of the Photonic Technologies Department at The Aerospace Corporation has an opening for a highly motivated scientist to conceive, design, and conduct experimental research and technology development in optoelectronic device physics and photonic integration for applications such as optical signal processing, microwave photonics, optical imaging and detection, and/or applied atomic physics. The successful applicant will support these activities with experimentally validated physics-based modeling and simulation of material and device test structures, and with the design, simulation, fabrication and testing of integrated photonic test articles and device prototypes.
- Master's degree in applied physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, or a closely related field from a recognized institution
- Proficiency in optoelectronic material/device physics, integrated photonics, or applied laser and optical spectroscopies
- Proficiency with photonic device design and modeling software suites including Lumerical and Phoenix Optodesigner
- A demonstrable level of innovation, creativeness, and initiative
- Excellent interpersonal skills and proficient oral and written communication skills
- An understanding of instrument control and data acquisition software such as LabView, and data analysis/computational simulation software such as MatLab, Mathematica or Python
- 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.
- Ph.D. in applied physics, electrical engineering, chemistry, or a closely related field from a recognized institution
- A working knowledge of solid-state laser technology, elecro-optic materials and techniques, and nonlinear optical materials and techniques.
- Familiarity with compound semiconductor synthesis techniques including molecular beam epitaxy (MBE) and metal-organic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD)
- Proficiency with multiphysics simulation tools such as Silvaco Atlas or Comsol
- Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with peers and customers