Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Atomic and Optical Physics in Los Alamos, New Mexico


Job Title Experimental Atomic and Optical Physics

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 a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher in experimental atomic and optical physics. In this position, you will explore complex quantum systems comprising ultracold atoms in optical tweezers, built atom by atom. Via excitation to strongly-interacting Rydberg levels, models of quantum magnetism can be emulated and explored.

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 position is filled.

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

Desired Skills:

  • Familiarity with LabVIEW software.

  • Experience with ultra-high vacuum systems.

  • 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 Michael Martin at mmartin@lanl.gov* Additional Details:*

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 .

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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


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Req ID: IRC69508