AFRL Job Posting: EE/Physics

Posted: September 18, 2017

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

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.  Characterization methods before and after irradiation include 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.  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.


Minimum of BS in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Material Science Engineering, or related field
GPA 3.5 or greater

Desired Skills

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

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