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Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories
Full Time
Albuquerque, NM 87116
Posted 28 days ago
Job description

Posting Duration


This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

Salary Range


  • Salary range is estimated, and actual salary will be determined after consideration of the selected candidate's experience and qualifications, and application of any approved geographic salary differential.

What Your Job Will Be Like


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to be an exceptional quantum information scientist on our multi-disciplinary team.

The Post-Doctoral Appointee Program is designed to recruit extraordinary Ph.D. applicants to assist a line organization meet its mission objectives and to provide a professional, technical work environment for you. At Sandia, we recognize that diverse groups are more innovative and better positioned to succeed. We strive to create a workplace where everyone feels empowered to bring their full unique selves to work.

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

  • Perform research and development in quantum information and quantum sensing using ions trapped with micro-fabricated/chip-based devices.
  • Work with a team to test groundbreaking quantum information ideas in a laboratory setting.
  • Design systems able to perform delicate quantum experiments with maximum stability and flexibility.

Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite.

Qualifications We Require

  • A Ph.D. in Physics or Engineering, with an emphasis on quantum systems, conferred within five (5) years prior to employment
  • Experimental experience with lasers, vacuum chamber construction, or cryogenics
  • Skills programming for experimental control software and data analysis
  • An established authorship and innovation record, such as peer-reviewed scholarly articles, patents, or technical books
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L clearance

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experimental experience with quantum information science, i.e. ion trapping, neutral atom trapping, superconductors, semiconductors, impurities, etc.
  • A track record of successful execution of research-and-development projects, including project planning, defining milestones, and delivering results on time
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Teamwork skills for working in a multi-disciplinary team environment
  • Meticulous attention to detail

About Our Team


The Photonic Microsystems Technologies Department exploits science and technology at the nano and micro scales to enable advances in systems for national security. Our engagement is with a broad spectrum of technologies and a diverse field of customers with a successful record of maturing technology from concept to laboratory demo to prototype. The department consists of teams that lead the development and understanding of quantum effects associated with silicon electronic devices, atomic and molecular gases, and trapped electrons, atoms and ions. Most significantly, with a strong presence in the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications (MESA) facility and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) and working broadly with other Sandia and external organizations, we fabricate electronic structures and devices that use these effects to achieve new levels of performance at the integrated system level. Core technology areas in the department include nanofabrication of silicon devices; electromagnetic modeling; and ion trap and solid-state quantum information science and technology.

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)
  • Generous vacations, strong medical 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


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 need to 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


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Position Information


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

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