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Scientist IV - MEMS & NEMS Devices

Malibu, CA, USA Req #67
Friday, December 18, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or closely related discipline.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Lead and perform on creative R&D projects in the development of MEMS and NEMS devices, sensors and systems for next generation aerospace, automotive, defense and other commercial products. Conduct theoretical analysis, design, simulation, fabrication and characterization of advanced MEMS and integrated sensor devices. Must be able to work well in a creative team environment and possess excellent communication skills.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Desired experience includes multi-physics simulation, computer-aided design and layout, micro/nano fabrication, electrical and/or optical testing of MEMS sensors and actuators. Experience in prototyping and integrating interface electronics with MEMS is a plus. Must have authored scientific publications and given technical presentations. Experience with government proposal writing is also desirable.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Knowledge in novel materials for MEMS and NEMS sensor transduction mechanisms is desired. Sensitivity and noise analysis plus performance characterization of inertial sensors and ultra-stable frequency standards and their associated drive and control electronics are also desirable. Knowledge of energy dissipation mechanisms in MEMS and NEMS devices is desirable. Specific knowledge in the physics, design, fabrication and characterization of electrostatic, piezoelectric, magnetic, opto-mechanic, photonic and/or RF MEMS devices is also desirable.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to perform safely in a MEMS microfabrication cleanroom and electronics test facility.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required. May be required to travel.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Malibu, CA, USA