Sandia National Laboratories R&D Physicist - Quantum Information Sciences (Early/Mid-Career) in Albuquerque, New Mexico
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 nation's security?
We are seeking an exceptional experimental physicist to support world leading research in semiconductor-based devices for quantum information science applications. Areas of specific interest include low-noise high-bandwidth electrical characterization, coherent control of single-atoms or quantum-dots, quantum information, cryogenics (T< 1 K), electron-spin or nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), cryogenic circuitry (e.g., amplification and sensors), advanced instrumentation control, and silicon nanofabrication. Opportunities exist for collaborating with internal and external scientists on a broad range of quantum information topics.
Our quantum information sciences program has a teaming, highly collaborative environment. On any given day, you may be called on to:
- Characterize and operate semiconductor quantum dot devices at dilution refrigerator temperatures.
- Work in a team environment to both design new device structures as well as solve problems in existing devices.
- Work with Sandia staff and managers to write internal and external proposals in new areas of quantum information science.
- Conduct original research in quantum information science while also supporting internal Sandia research teams.
- Work in a collaborative team environment on large-scale projects as part of a fast-paced technically challenging research organization.
- PhD Or Master's Degree in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related STEM discipline.
- Bachelor’s in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related STEM discipline.
- Experience in a research area related to quantum information science, particularly quantum computing.
- A history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences.
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance.
Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:
- Preferably a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or related STEM discipline.
- Experience with cryogenic systems including dilution refrigerators.
- Experience designing and fabricating nanoscale quantum devices.
- Research experience on solid state qubit systems (e.g., Si or SiGe-based quantum dots, donors).
- Experience programming complex instrumentation and measurement protocols.
- Record of publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals.
- Willingness to be flexible in job assignments.
- Willingness to develop expertise in different areas of device modeling.
- Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively on a complex research problem.
- Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly to other team members.
- Active DOE Q security clearance or DoD TS clearance.
The Advanced Silicon Quantum Devices Department of the Advanced Microsystems Group conducts cutting edge research on silicon-MOS-based devices for quantum information sciences applications. Our fundamental expertise lies in Si quantum dot and donor-based qubits. Our core capabilities are Si qubit development and measurement, quantum coherent control, cryogenic characterization and measurement, and quantum information science and technology. We leverage our strong relationships within the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) foundry facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT), and other internal and external organizations to develop advanced solid-state quantum device technologies.
Our specific areas of expertise include:
- Si donor and dot qubit development and measurement
- Quantum coherent control
- Cryogenic characterization and measurement
- Quantum information science and technology
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: http://www.sandia.gov
*These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.
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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.