Postdoctoral Appointee in the field of Atomic Physics

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7058111 (Ref:667985)

Posted: June 21, 2019

Job Description

**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.

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 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) 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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Job posting number:#7058111 (Ref:667985)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque,New Mexico
United States
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