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Postdoctoral Appointee - Atom Interferometers

Sandia National Laboratories


Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
08/22/2017
2017-08-222017-09-20
Job Code:
657942
Categories:
  • Mechanical Engineering - Applied Mechanics
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Job ID: 657942
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Postdoctoral Appointee - Atom Interferometers

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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to work on the development of atom interferometers using neutral atoms addressed by lasers.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Work with a team of physicists and engineers to successfully advance the science of atom interferometers so they can be used as a practical sensing mechanism by overcoming challenges in physics and engineering.
+ Develop emerging areas in other applications of atomic physics.
+ Assist with development of proposals for funding.

Required:



+ PhD conferred within five years in Physics or a related field.
+ Experience with atomic physics, diode laser systems, optics, computer control, and/or automated data acquisition.
+ Strong academic performance as evidenced by minimum cumulative GPA(s) of 3.2/4.0 for each relevant undergraduate degree and 3.5/4.0 for each relevant graduate degree.

Desired:

+ Excellent communication skills, particularly in written form.
+ Excellent collaboration skills for working in a team environment.
+ Experience with cold-atom experiments.
+ Experience with vacuum systems.
+ Experience with laser stabilization techniques.
+ Experience with Rydberg spectroscopy.
+ Experience with Matlab and LabView.
+ Experience with data acquisition, signal processing, and data analysis.
+ Track record of successful research and development in atomic physics.



The Physics-Based Microsystems Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandia?s national security missions. The department includes a broad set of expertise including atomic physics, micro-optics, and electrochemistry and electroforming. As part of the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility, we provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; atom and ion trapping devices and systems; unique diffractive, sub-wavelength and micro-optical components and systems; critical electrochemical materials processes; and unparalleled micro-machined devices. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement with external customers.


About Sandia:


Sandia National Laboratories is the nation?s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.



Security Clearance:


Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT



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