Postdoctoral Appointee - AMO Physicist

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7078953 (Ref:676560)

Posted: May 25, 2021

Job Description

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. : Organization 05225, Photonic Microsystems Technology, in seeking a motivated, creative experimental AMO physicist Postdoctoral Appointee to join their multi-disciplinary team to support their existing research into trapped ion-based quantum sensing and information applications. The successful candidate will experimentally demonstrate quantum processes using ions trapped with micro-fabricated surface traps in an effort to construct a novel, miniature optical atomic clock system for DARPA’s A-Phi program ( . The work will be on the cutting-edge of integrating laser optics, single-photon detectors, and micro-fabricated surface traps into a single device, with an eye towards helping quantum technology make a real-world impact. The selected candidate will encounter a broad range of scientists and engineers while being exposed to Sandia’s world-class quantum systems design and fabrication capabilities. A strong desire to translate laboratory research into viable, relevant technology is a must.

+ A PhD in AMO Physics, Engineering, or another closely related field, conferred within five years prior to employment + The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE-L level security clearance

+ Experimental experience with ion and/or neutral atom trapping and lasers, vacuum chamber construction, or cryogenics + Skills programming for experimental control software and data analysis + Knowledge of integrated photonics devices + An established authorship and innovation record, such as peer-reviewed scholarly articles, patents, or technical books + A proven track record of successful execution of research-and-development projects, including project planning, defining achievements, and delivering results on time + Excellent written and verbal communication skills + Teamwork skills for working in a multi-disciplinary team environment + Meticulous attention to detail

Department Description:

The Photonic Microsystems Technologies Department exploits 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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:

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 need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : 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.

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.

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