Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Appointee in Quantum Sensing and Quantum Information in Albuquerque, New Mexico
We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral appointee to join our quantum optics and quantum sensing team at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnology (CINT) at Sandia National Laboratories (New Mexico). The focus of this group is discovering and utilizing solid state defect centers in wide bandgap semiconductors for quantum information and quantum sensing. We are looking for a dynamic candidate with a strong background in experimental optics, quantum information, and/or condensed matter physics, preferably with some experience with device fabrication or magnetic resonance techniques. All equipment/resources are provided within our center.
You'll be working closely with a results oriented team of scientists, postdocs, graduate students and technologists who are specialists in ion nano-implantation, quantum information sciences, single photon emitters, and NV magnetometry. The postdoctoral candidate will engage in original research in many areas of solid-state defect center discovery and utilization, including new capability demonstration. Join our team and make a difference!
- Have, or are pursuing, a PhD in physics, electrical engineering, Optical Sciences, Quantum Information, materials science or related field plus possess a bachelor’s in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
- Proven interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed professional journals and external presentations at scientific conferences
- Experience will include experimental research and technique development
Proven skills in one or more of the following areas are desired:
- Experimental background in a field related to quantum information
- Experience with optical techniques for pump-probe photoluminescence experiments
- Experience with microwave or RF resonance techniques
- Experience in working on multiple projects simultaneously
- High motivation to write manuscripts and present at conferences
- Programming/software experience with Python, Mathematica, Matlab, and/or LabView
Department 1881 – Nanostructure Physics – is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility dedicated to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its core facility in Albuquerque and gateway facility at Los Alamos, CINT provides users from academia, industry, and government labs, open access to the tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro- and macro world. CINT is an equal partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance.
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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.
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