Senior Radiation Hardening and Effects Engineer

Job Location US-IN-Odon
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(11/15/2022 12:08 PM)
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The ideal applicant is an expert in radiation device effects and implications on the resulting system design.  This includes an understanding of radiation physics and relevant semiconductor device modeling (e.g. TCAD).   The candidate should have familiarity with radiation environments and an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of its interaction with materials and devices.    Relevant factors to consider are performance and reliability following thermo-mechanical effects, electro-magnetic coupling (EMP, IEMP, SGEMP), ionizing dose rate, total dose and displacement damage.  The ideal candidate will understand radiation hardening approaches and also be familiar with radiation detection and testing to verify performance. 


The candidate will be expected to work effectively in a team environment, mentor junior engineers, write proposals, communicate progress and results through published reports and presentations, as well as support radiation testing in the field.


The ideal candidate will have a MS or PhD degree in electrical engineering, nuclear engineering, physics, materials science, or a related field with a minimum of 10 years of experience.    Desired skills include:


  • Experience in radiation/nuclear physics with an understanding of the underlying mechanisms of radiation interactions with materials and devices.
  • Ability to model semiconductor devices and systems using TCAD, SPICE, Comsol or similar tools.
  • Knowledge of radiation environments and modeling tools.
  • Fundamental understanding of radiation transport tools such as CEPXS, MCNP and/or GEANT.
  • Knowledge of radiation device testing facilities and procedures.
  • Experience integrating rad hard systems in relevant platforms (e.g. missile or spacecraft).
  • Experience with semiconductor and/or MEMS processing is helpful but not required.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills with proposal writing experience a plus.
  • Ability to work with program managers and customers to define needs/requirements, write-proposals, and lead technical teams.
  • Desire to mentor junior staff.


This applicant must be able to obtain a Security Clearance which requires US citizenship.






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