Sandia: Physics of TE Materials


Dear Dr. Vining,

I wanted to bring your attention to a staff position we have open at Sandia National Laboratories for a person to conduct experimental research concerning the fundamental physics of thermoelectric materials. I've attached below the job description and information for how to apply for this position. Please feel free to forward this to any interested applicants. In addition, I've included a hardcopy flier for posting in an appropriate area at your institution.


Sarah Allendorf, PhD

Manager, Materials Physics Department
Sandia National Laboratories
Livermore, CA


Materials Science Staff Position:
Fundamental Physics of Thermoelectric Materials

The Materials Physics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, California has an opening for a Member of the Technical Staff. In this position, the candidate will provide expertise and leadership in developing and conducting an experimental research program in the area of the fundamental physics of thermoelectric materials. The program will complement existing fundamental research programs in the materials physics of interfaces and surfaces, with opportunities to expand into applications of thermoelectric materials for energy harvesting or storage.

-PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science or a closely related field and at least two years of subsequent research experience.

-Strong experimental background in performing measurements of fundamental carrier properties related to electronic and thermal transport.

-Broad knowledge of the scientific and technological issues that control the performance of thermoelectric materials.
-Demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment and to integrate experimental work with theory and modeling.

-Commitment to fundamental research as demonstrated by a distinguished record of publication.
-Ability to obtain a US Department of Energy security clearance.

-A thorough understanding of the physics underpinning electronic and thermal transport in bulk and nanostructured semiconductors, with specific experience in thermoelectric materials.

-A documented track record of program development is also highly desired.

Interested persons should apply online at Follow the employment links for Sandia, Livermore, CA. The job requisition number is 56444.

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