Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Atomic and Optical Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Vacancy Name: IRC69468
Job Title Experimental Atomic and Optical Physics Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name P-21/Applied Modern Physics
What You Will Do
The Quantum Technologies Team in P-21 is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in experimental atomic and optical physics. The positions provide an opportunity to pursue experimental study of Bose-condensed atoms in matter wave circuits with the “Painted Potential” technique used to create arbitrary and dynamic potentials [New J. Phys. 11 , 043030 (2009)]. There are three opportunities. One area is focused on creating a guided matter wave interferometer with 88 Sr atoms utilizing the unique characteristics of 88 Sr atoms such as very small interaction strength and non-magnetic ground state. The second area is focused on creating macroscopic entangled states with an atom analog of a SQUID [Phys. Rev. Lett. 111 , 205301 (2013)] for quantum metrology applications with strongly interacting 39 K atoms. The third project, supported by DARPA, will use our matter wave circuit technology [New J. Phys. 17 , 092002 (2015)] to develop atomtronic waveguide atom interferometers that form extremely sensitive rotation sensors.
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.
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 team
Knowledge of cold atom physics
An excellent track record of publications and experience presenting at conferences.
Education: Ph.D. in physics, or a related field, within the past five years (or soon to be completed).
Notes to Applicants: Questions can be sent to Malcolm Boshier at email@example.com .
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.
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 general information go to Postdoc Program .
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Where You Will Work
Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.
Appointment Type Postdoc
Contact Name Klein, Mandy Marie
Work Telephone 505-665-6405
Req ID: IRC69468