Postdoctoral Appointee in the field of Atomic Physics
Job posting number: #7056846 (Ref:666920)
Posted: April 9, 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.
+ 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.
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.
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.
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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Only U.S. persons (citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees or refugees) are eligible for consideration. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.
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.