Experimental Quantum Information Science Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7125836 (Ref:687785)

Posted: January 26, 2023

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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. What Your Job Will Be Like: Our team is seeking a dedicated Postdoctoral Appointee to pursue research in superconducting quantum systems with applications in quantum information science. A particular focus of our research is transduction of quantum information from superconducting qubits to other systems such as micro-mechanical (phononic) devices. The research will involve the characterization and operation of qubits and related structures. On any given day, you may be called upon to: + Characterize and operate quantum devices and qubits at dilution refrigerator temperatures. + Design hardware for delivering control signals to device under test + Design and implement experiments aimed at probing specific physical phenomena relevant to semiconductor quantum dots and qubits + Design and fabricate nanoscale quantum devices + Collaborate with a diverse team, including experimentalists and theorists, with experience in quantum information science + Communicate results via conferences, papers, and meetings with collaborators Qualifications We Require: + PhD in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or related field (PhD must to be conferred within 5 years prior to employment) + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Ability to quickly learn new experimental techniques + Experience making effective technical presentations + Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills + Experience working with quantum-based devices in an experimental setting + Experience with microwave measurement, network analyzers, oscilloscopes, etc. + Experience with cryogenic measurement techniques, including dilution refrigerator operation + Experience with data acquisition software + Experience with acoustoelectric devices + Ability to use/learn various simulation packages for qubit development, particularly RF simulation software such as Sonnet and HFSS. + Experience with low noise and RF measurement techniques + Knowledge of the basic procedures commonly used in nanoscale device fabrication + Scientific programming for efficient data collection + Ability to collaborate in a team environment and interested in interdisciplinary research + Independent vision, creativity, and ability to pursue and achieve R&D milestones About Our Team: The Quantum Phenomena Department (01879) is part of the Material, Physical, Chemical Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories which creates new scientific knowledge in support of Sandia's national security mission. We provide science-based solutions to meet the needs of various offices within the Department of Energy (especially the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, various Energy Technology Offices, and the National Nuclear Security Administration) as well as other government agencies. Our work spans the spectrum from fundamental research to groundbreaking applications. This department has a very broad range of research programs that include theory and experiment relating to quantum-based computation, communication, and fundamental science. Research topics in this department include quantum transport, quantum materials, quantum optics, as well as work on superconducting materials and devices and qubits. We also have ongoing work on the physics of quantum dots, quantum wells, topological insulators, and 2D materials and interfaces. The Quantum Phenomena Department at Sandia has a long history of performing innovative research on the transmission and manipulation of quantum-based information Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!

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 Q-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 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. Job ID: 687785

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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