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Engineer/Physicist in Computational Electromagnetics, Meta-material/surface Design

Job Title
Engineer/Physicist in Computational Electromagnetics, Meta-material/surface Design
Job ID
27093206
Location
Beavercreek,  OH 45431
Other Location
Offsite - WPAFB
Description

Preferred Degree: 

Degree in fields related to Physics (Optics), Electrical or Optical Engineering, or similar. Scientific Computing education is an added benefit.

Key Words:

nonlinear optics, simulation, computational, computation, electromagnetics, numerical calculation, optics, physics, waveguides, metamaterials, photonic crystals, photonic crystal fibers, raman scattering, ultrafast, wave propagation, lasers, programming, coding, computing, parallel computing, solid-state materials; solid-state physics; metasurfaces; materials science; solid-state materials; solid-state physics; structured materials; stratified media; multilayer stacks; interference coatings; periodic media; photolithography; optics; optical theory; optical design; neural networks, machine learning, big data, artificial intelligence

Required Skills:

•    PhD is strongly preferred
•    Computer-aided material, magnetic, electronic, or optical device/system modeling
•    Experienced with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
•    Ability to accurately and succinctly communicate (oral and written) detailed technical material to non-technical and/or non-specialized persons
•     CANDIDATE MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN
•     Must be able to obtain or maintain a military clearance at Secret level, must be able to retain clearance through period of performance, if needed.

Skills and Core Competencies:
A core focal area is the development of advanced or fundamentally new material systems, structures, and devices built around optical physics.  This includes the development of laser material components and system applications, as well as electro-optic and magneto-optic systems.

The candidate will be tasked in aiding the theoretical development of metasurface optical coatings with material inhomogeneity to control the directional scattering, reflective, transmissive, and loss properties, of optical components within select DoD systems. Successful designs will be further explored experimentally with the in-house capabilities. 

Available resources for computation will include a high performance workstation, laptop, and direct access to a custom built Virtual Beowulf Cluster (the MANTIS CORE).

Candidates must demonstrate:
1.    Proficiency in scientifically poised programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, or C++.
2.    Familiarity in computational electromagnetics.
3.    Experience in university level research exemplified through peer reviewed publications.

Responsibilities:

We are looking for a qualified candidate to support on-base research efforts in support of the Air Force Research Laboratory, Materials and Manufacturing Directorate.  At the broadest level our research group plans, directs and conducts in‑house and extramural research and development of materials technologies with an emphasis of functional applications with sufficient maturity to transition to the warfighter. 

The Light-matter interactions in structured optical media group at the Air Force Research Laboratories (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton, OH is looking for a research grade postdoctoral candidate versed in the areas of optics and photonics.

This research opportunity involves the exploration of light-matter interactions with the aim of optimizing optical characteristics through the understanding of constituent material properties and design of nano-to-micro scale structures. In particular, we seek to create novel optical responses through the geometry, orientation, and/or arrangement of sub-wavelength features.   For instance, the nanostructured surface morphology found in the moth eye has inspired structured antireflection coatings, and singly negative metamaterials have been utilized to demonstrate exceptional reflectance from a nanopillar array.  The central focus of the research will be to exploit the light-matter interactions offered by these nano-to-micro scoped structures within a broad range of topical areas.

Ultimately, the success of targeted AFRL programs of interest will depend on our ability to develop high quality optical components.  Key to this effort will be enhancing system throughput, by reducing all sources of efficiency loss. The photonics branch of the materials and manufacturing directorate (RXAP) has in-house expertise for multi-layer modeling and simulation and maintains several deposition systems, such as magnetron sputtering chambers. 

Must have ability to travel, primarily CONUS, 5-10% of the time but occasionally more frequently.

Azimuth Corporation is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Required Skills

• PhD is strongly preferred
• Computer-aided material, magnetic, electronic, or optical device/system modeling
• Experienced with MS Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
• Ability to accurately and succinctly communicate (oral and written) detailed technical material to non-technical and/or non-specialized persons
• CANDIDATE MUST BE A U.S. CITIZEN
• Must be able to obtain or maintain a military clearance at Secret level, must be able to retain clearance through period of performance, if needed.

Skills and Core Competencies:
A core focal area is the development of advanced or fundamentally new material systems, structures, and devices built around optical physics. This includes the development of laser material components and system applications, as well as electro-optic and magneto-optic systems.

The candidate will be tasked in aiding the theoretical development of metasurface optical coatings with material inhomogeneity to control the directional scattering, reflective, transmissive, and loss properties, of optical components within select DoD systems. Successful designs will be further explored experimentally with the in-house capabilities.

Available resources for computation will include a high performance workstation, laptop, and direct access to a custom built Virtual Beowulf Cluster (the MANTIS CORE).

Candidates must demonstrate:
1. Proficiency in scientifically poised programming languages such as Python, MATLAB, or C++.
2. Familiarity in computational electromagnetics.
3. Experience in university level research exemplified through peer reviewed publications.
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