Los Alamos National Laboratory Theoretical Quantum Sensing/Quantum Optics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Quantum Technologies Team inMPA-Qis seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in theoretical quantum optics and quantum many-body physics. Working with experimental members of our team, the new postdocs will share responsibility for developing a number of new research directions in quantum sensing with individually-trapped Rydberg atoms.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. While the nominal start date for these positions is January 4 2021, 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 one or more of the following areas: (1) theoretical quantum optics, (2) theoretical quantum many-body physics, or (3) theoretical quantum information science.
Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a diverse team
Knowledge of atomic physics
Knowledge of quantum sensing with atomic and optical systems
Experience collaborating with experimental groups
An excellent track record of publications and experience presenting at conferences.
Education: Ph.D. in physics, or a related field, awarded within the past five years (or soon to be completed).
Note to Applicants: Questions can be sent to Mike Martin firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship or Agnew Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleane Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.
For general information on the LANL Postdoc Program go to:http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php
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.
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)
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.
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 regard 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Appointment Type Postdoc Postdoc
Vacancy Name: IRC82398
Organization Name MPA-Q/MPA-Quantum
Req ID: IRC82398