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Postdoctoral Appointee in the field of Atomic Physics

Albuquerque, NM
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**Are you passionate about your research and dream of using state\-of\-the\-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join an inventive and dynamic team that tackles relevant challenges for atom\-based sensors using unique solutions?**

We are currently seeking exceptional individuals to pursue world\-leading research in the development of the nanofiber\-based guided atom interferometer and a compact, field\-applicable atom interferometer with integrated photonics\.

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

+ Work with atomic physicists and optical engineers to successfully advance the science of atomic sensing technologies so they can be employed as a practical sensing mechanism by overcoming challenges in physics and engineering\.
+ Support and advance the development of atom interferometer experiments through aligning optical systems, building experimental apparatus, developing computer\-based experimental control and data acquisition system, collecting and analyzing experimental data, and developing manuscripts for peer\-reviewed publication\.
+ Collaborate with diverse\-background experts to develop atomic sensor platforms\.

Required:

+ A PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field conferred within 5 years\.
+ Experience with most of the following: atomic physics, diode/fiber laser systems, diffractive optics, nanofibers and optical waveguides, nonlinear optics, optical alignment, mechanical design, computer control of experiments, and automated data acquisition systems\.
+ You have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance\.

Desired:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ Excellent communication skills, written and oral\.
+ Excellent collaboration skills for working in a team environment\.
+ Experience with cold\-atom atomic physics experiments\.
+ Experience with atom interferometers
+ Experience with grating\-mirror MOTs
+ Experience with nanofibers and optical waveguides
+ Experience with integrated photonics
+ Experience with laser and optical systems\.
+ Experience with mechanical design, Solidworks, and machine tools \(lathe, mill, drill press, etc\.\)\.
+ Experience with Mathematica, Matlab, and/or LabView\.
+ Experience with data acquisition, signal processing, and data analysis\.
+ Track record of successful research and development in atomic physics\.

Department Description:

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 nations 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 \(DOE\) L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre\-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\. If you hold more than one citizenship \(i\.e\., of the U\.S\. and another country\), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted\.

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, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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Posted: 2018-12-13 Expires: 2019-02-15

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