Leidos seeks a Materials Physicist, Materials Scientist, or Materials Engineer with expertise in the laboratory growth or synthesis and characterization of growth of advanced materials, including metals, metal oxides, semiconductors, and organics. Other advanced materials may also be studied. The work will encompass both single-crystal, polycrystalline, and amorphous materials.
The candidate should be a confident, self-motivated researcher who is comfortable with minimal guidance. Therefore, it is required that the candidate have well demonstrated experience with laboratory techniques and analysis, and should be well prepared to author reports and scientific publications.
A key function of this position is to share and discuss data with colleagues and the broader research community, therefore, effective written and oral communications skills are essential.
Work with a broad suite of materials growth and characterization apparatus, including vacuum systems, ovens, and deposition chambers. Design and conduct experiments to grow/synthesize new materials, characterize these materials, and share results via scientific reports and manuscripts.
Prepare reports and scientific publications, as well as oral presentations.
Represent research efforts at conferences and other meetings, as required.
Develop new techniques and proficiencies, as required.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
Masters with 6 years of prior relevant experience.
Candidates should also have well-established expertise with current techniques for the growth or synthesis of materials, e.g. atomic layer deposition (ALD), chemical and physical vapor deposition (CVD, PVD), molecular beam epitaxy (MBE), focused ion beam (FIB) work, plasma deposition, sputtering, and associated deposition and annealing techniques.
Candidates must also be proficient in the use of scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy (EDX, EDXS), transmission electron microscopy (TEM), x-ray photoemission spectroscopy (XPS), ellipsometry, powder x-ray analysis, and associated advanced techniques for the characterization of metals, metal oxides, semiconductors, and organic materials.
It is preferred that the candidate have experience with scanning probe microscopy techniques, e.g. atomic-force microscopy (AFM) and profilometry.
It is preferred that the candidate be familiar with software for materials calculations, simulations and analysis.
It is preferred that the candidate be able to design and assemble custom laboratory apparatus, e.g. sample holders and related items.
Leidos is a global science and technology solutions leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported pro forma annual revenues of approximately $10 billion for the fiscal year ended January 1, 2016 after giving effect to the recently completed combination of Leidos with Lockheed Martin's Information Systems & Global Solutions business (IS&GS). For more information, visit www.Leidos.com. The company’s diverse employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an Equal Opportunity Employer.