Must be US citizen and eligible for security clearance. The National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI) is a background investigation primarily for federal employees who will not have access to classified information. DoD clearance is not required.
Seeking an electronic/photonic/manufacturing device engineer or research scientist to provide support to a program focusing on printing techniques for electronic and photonic device fabrication. The selected candidate will use additive manufacturing and conventional cleanroom processing techniques to fabricate and design electronic and RF components for a variety of applications such as basic electronic controls, RF antennas, photonics, etc. Additive manufacturing refers to inkjet printing, aerosol jet printing, extrusion printing (such as Nscrypt), and 3D printing such as polyjet or thermoplastics; conventional cleanroom processing techniques refers to photolithography for electronic device fabrication and its associated characterization. Expertise is not expected in all of these areas, but some familiarity is needed. The selected candidate will complete research tasks with minimum oversight and deliver completed prototypes, produce reports, and process documentation. Duties will include designing experiments to characterize printer performance, identifying appropriate materials to deposit either purchased commercially or manufactured in-house, and some device design and characterization of manufactured devices. Additional responsibilities will include 1) designing and fabricating photonic and electronic devices, 2) becoming an expert at running and maintaining both the aerosol jet and ink jet printers, 3) specifying additional materials and equipment to purchase to support research, 4) contributing to reports and presentations of technical progress, and 5) authoring scientific papers and attending conferences. Education/Experience: The selected candidate must have a PhD in electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, optics or related field with three years of experience. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: This position will require basic knowledge of CAD or AutoCAD and software design. Familiarity with materials and device characterization is required: electrical, RF, optical, mechanical. Familiarity with RF modeling software (such as Comsol) is desired. Applicant selected may be subject to a government securityinvestigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. SECRET Clearance