Los Alamos National Laboratory Experimental Atomic Physics Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Quantum Technologies Team inMPA-Qis seeking several highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in experimental atomic and optical physics. Current research conducted by our team of four staff and six postdocs focuses on atomtronics [New J. Phys.19, 020201, (2017)] and quantum information science [Phys. Rev. A101, 030301(R) (2020)] with ultracold atoms. Postdocs appointed to these positions will work with our systems for manipulating ultracold Bose-Einstein condensates (BECs) inarbitrary optical potentialsand inoptical waveguides. Specific projects include:
Using cutting-edge machine learning to improve the performance of BEC atom interferometers.
High-performance rotation sensing with a BEC waveguide atom interferometer.
Demonstrating a new approach to quantum metrology enabled by quantum discord, and implementing quantum algorithms developed by our LANL theory colleagues.
Applicants should have substantial experience with experiments either in cold atom physics or in areas that have equipped them to learn the relevant physics quickly.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.
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 experimental atomic physics or in areas requiring similar experimental and technical skills.
Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a diverse team.
Knowledge of cold atom physics.
Knowledge of optics and laser physics.
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 Malcolm Boshier firstname.lastname@example.org
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 .
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.
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)
Appointment Type Postdoc Postdoc
Vacancy Name: IRC82401
Organization Name MPA-Q/MPA Quantum
Req ID: IRC82401