AMO Physicist- 5225 Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7061868 (Ref:669713)

Posted: October 26, 2019

Job Description

**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for our nation's security?** We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to be an exceptional AMO Physicist on our diverse team. You will perform research and development activities related to micro fabricated/chip-based devices and their application to quantum sensing and quantum information. You will work with a team of physicists and microfabrication engineers to research and develop new sensors and micro-devices based on AMO physics. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, a combination of device design, theory and simulation, fabrication, and laboratory experimentation and testing of devices that utilize the physics of atomic, molecular, and/or optical phenomena. You will possess a strong background in both experimental and theoretical atomic physics. The Post-Doctoral Appointee Program is designed to recruit extraordinary Ph.D. applicants to assist a line organization in meeting its mission objectives and to provide a professional technical work environment for you. Your Ph.D. will need to have been conferred within five years prior to employment. The initial term of employment is up to one year, and may be extended, at management's discretion, for up to five additional years.

+ You have a Ph.D. in experimental AMO physics or electrical engineering, or closely related discipline + You possess experimental experience with ion trapping, neutral atom trapping, atomic vapor cell devices, cryogenic systems, and/or quantum information science, including work in at least two of these technology areas within the last two (2) years + You have experience with lasers and/or vacuum chamber construction + Your background includes experience with developing experimental control systems, including designing custom electronics and software (e.g., MATLAB, LabView, Python, or TensorFlow) + You have an established authorship and innovation record, such as peer-reviewed scholarly articles, issued patents, or technical books. A minimum of two (2) first-author or co-authored peer-reviewed articles + You can obtain a DOE Q security clearance

Ideally, your background would also include: + A track record of successful execution of research-and-development projects, including project planning, defining landmarks, and delivering results on time. + Experience in commercial product development. + Excellent written and verbal communication skills. + Experience with data analysis using tools such as MATLAB, R, or Python + Demonstrated teamwork skills for working in a multi-disciplinary team environment + Meticulous attention to detail

Department Description:

We exploit science and technology at the nano and micro scales to enable advances in systems for national security. Our engagement is with a broad spectrum of technologies and a diverse field of customers with a successful record of maturing technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. The department consists of teams that lead the development and understanding of quantum effects associated with silicon electronic devices, atomic and molecular gases, and trapped electrons, atoms and ions. Most significantly, with a strong presence in the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and working broadly with other Sandia and external organizations, we fabricate electronic structures and devices that use these effects to achieve new levels of performance at the integrated system level. Core technology areas in the department include nanofabrication of silicon devices; electromagnetic modeling; and ion trap and solid-state quantum information science and technology.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment. : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

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