Electrical Engineer or Physicist -- Radiometric and Radiation Tolerance Characterization of Detectors

Job Description

The Advanced Electro Optic Space Sensors (AEOSS) Program supports Space Situational Awareness (SSA), Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR), and the Defensive Space Controls (DSC) mission areas as identified by the Space Vehicles Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). The AEOSS program is seeking a self-motivated, productive, results-oriented Electrical Engineer or Physicist to perform characterization of visible through long-wavelength infrared detectors and materials in a fast-paced, highly-agile, team environment. The AEOSS program desires applicants who want to pursue advanced degrees in electrical engineering or physics with the applicable course work being funded by the AEOSS program, including direct mentorship on research.

Essential Functions: 

  • - Characterization methods before and after irradiation including dark current-voltage,
      photocurrent-voltage, capacitance-voltage, spectral photoresponse, quantum efficiency,
      time-resolved microwave reflectance decay, deep-level transient spectroscopy,
      photoluminescence spectroscopy, time-resolved photoluminescence spectroscopy, and
      noise spectroscopy

  • - The candidate directly contributes to and eventually leads bench-level experimental research
      associated with advancing visible through long-wavelength
      infrared detectors and focal plane arrays

  • - The candidate combines overall scientific knowledge, semiconductor physics concepts, practical
      electrical and mechanical experimental skills, and thorough data analysis to ascertain the
      technical feasibility of new sensor materials and technologies for the AFRL

  • - Perform all other duties as assigned

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • - Minimum of Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science Engineering,
      or related field

  • - GPA 3.5 or greater

  • - U.S. Person able to obtain and maintain a DoD clearance


  • - Strong problem solving, organizational, and communication skills

  • - Semiconductor physics concepts, specifically relating to optoelectronic detectors

  • - Digital and analog electrical circuit design and debugging skills

  • - Familiarity with radiometry calculations

  • - Familiarity with source meters, capacitance meters, lock-in amplifiers, Fourier transform
      infrared spectrometers, black body sources, lasers, optics

  • - Hands-on electrical and mechanical interfacing skills

  • - Working knowledge of cryogenics and cryogenic systems

  • - Software: MATLAB, LabView, C++, Visual Basic

  • - Current Secret DoD Clearance or higher

Primary Location: Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque, NM

Travel: Yes, as required

ATA is an EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability employer. Please send all resumes, including cover letters, to Human Resources at Applied Technology Associates, 1300 Britt Street SE, Albuquerque, NM 87123.  You may also fax them to (505) 998-2397, or e-mail them to  PLEASE REFER TO DOCKET No. ATA20180510.

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