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Solid State Pulsed Power - Postdoctoral Researcher

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🤑 $112.8K - $128.4K

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  • You must hold a PhD in electrical engineering, have knowledge of high voltage, RF, and pulsed power, experience with semiconductor design, nanosecond pulsed power, and SPICE software. Strong communication skills and ability to work in a team are essential.
  • You will design pulsed power systems, analyze semiconductor circuits, and collaborate with colleagues to achieve research goals in high-powered microwave technology at a national laboratory.

Graduate Job

Research & Development, Science•Livermore


  • We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher specializing in the area of solid-state pulsed power. You will be an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting work in the areas of pulsed power, high power microwaves, and power electronics. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED) of the Engineering Directorate.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • PhD in electrical engineering, applied physics, or related technologies field.
  • Knowledge of fundamental electrical engineering concepts related to high voltage, radio frequency, and pulsed power.
  • Experience with semiconductor device physics and design.
  • Experience with nanosecond pulsed power.
  • Knowledge of SPICE or similar circuit simulation software.
  • Ability to learn unique design requirements for electrical systems that involve high voltage.
  • Proficient communication skills with proven ability to present concepts and ideas in a clear and coherent manner, both verbal and written for presentation and interaction with other technical staff members.
  • Ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment.

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Partner with colleagues to gain a comprehensive understanding of design requirements for electrical systems that involve unique, high-powered microwave sources.
  • Develop and execute designs for pulsed power sources.
  • Perform characterization of semiconductor devices and circuits.
  • Analyze failure modes in pulsed power and high-power microwave systems.
  • Utilize circuit simulation software for design of analog, RF and microwave circuits.
  • Document engineering methods and findings in informal and formal reports and presentations including supporting safety documentation.
  • Collaborate with other engineers, scientists, and technicians to accomplish research goals.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





112800 - 128400 USD


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  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)