Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum Key Distribution Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Quantum Communications Science Team is seeking postdoctoral researchers to work on several projects in the field of quantum information systems. This team works develops software and hardware technology to address the Nation’s need for quantum-based cryptography.
The successful candidate will:
Work in a team environment on develop the methodologies, software, and hardware systems needed for quantum key distribution.
Conduct research to advance the state of quantum cryptography
Communicate research results through reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
PhD or equivalent in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field from an accredited college or university
Substantial experimental research experience in one or more of the fields, or in fields applicable to, quantum optics, photonics, single photon detection, and nonlinear optics.
Demonstrated research ability, as evidenced by publications, reports, presentations, awards, etc.
Excellent communication skills, as evidenced by publications and a cogent cover letter
Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
Education : PhD in related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.
Notes to Applicants:
Please include a curriculum vitæ with a publication list—preferably with citation counts—and a detailed cover letter (guideline: 1–2 pages) that describes your research interests and qualifications and addresses how your qualifications meet the job requirements. You should provide the names of three people who can serve as references for your abilities.
The position has a flexible starting date.
Strong candidates may be eligible for a Laboratory fellowship. See https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php for details.
Salary - Competitive salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded. On the anniversary of these dates, salaries are automatically adjusted to the next higher level, e.g., PhD + 0: $74,000; PhD + 1: $75,900, etc. For more information see our Postdoc Salary Guidelines, http://int.lanl.gov/employees/postdoc-program/becoming-postdoc/appointments/salary-guidelines.shtml
Position requires a security clearance, which typically requires U.S. Citizenship. 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 more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Vacancy Name: IRC76124
Organization Name MPA-QSS/Applied Modern Physics
Req ID: IRC76124