Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Atomic and Optical Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Quantum Technologies Team in MPA-Q is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in experimental atomic and optical physics. Current research conducted by our team of four staff, five postdocs, and two students focuses on atomtronics [New J. Phys. 19 , 020201, (2017)] and quantum information science [Phys. Rev. A 101, 030301(R ) (2020)] with ultracold atoms. The new postdocs will share responsibility for developing a number of new research directions. These include quantum metrology with a waveguide atom interferometer, application of cutting-edge machine learning to quantum technologies, development of new cold atom qubits, quantum simulation with arrays of cold Rydberg atoms, and experimental implementation of quantum algorithms developed by our LANL theory colleagues.
Applicants should have substantial experience with experiments either in cold atom physics or in areas that have equipped them to learn the relevant physics quickly.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. While the nominal start date for these positions is October 1 2020, it may be possible to accommodate earlier or later starts.
The LANL Postdoctoral Program is a pipeline for hiring technical staff at the Laboratory, many of whom first joined LANL as postdocs. The Laboratory encourages its postdoc mentors to help their postdocs explore possibilities for conversion to a permanent staff position.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in experimental atomic physics or in areas requiring similar experimental and technical skills.
Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a diverse team
- Knowledge of cold atom physics
-An excellent track record of publications and experience presenting at conferences.
Note to Applicants:
Questions can be sent to Malcolm Boshier at firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.
For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
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Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
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Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Vacancy Name: IRC80971
Organization Name MPA-Q/MPA Quantum
Req ID: IRC80971