1+ months

R&D Atomic Physicist (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM

We are seeking a creative and motivated R&D S&E Physicist with a passion for developing compact atom interferometers and related photonic device platforms to join our high\-performing and collaborative team as an R&D Scientist\.

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

+ Work with a team of physicists and engineers to successfully advance the science of atom interferometers so they can be used as a practical sensing mechanism by overcoming challenges in physics and engineering\.

+ Develop emerging areas in other applications of atomic physics\.

+ Assist with development of proposals for funding\.


+ Ph\.D\. in Physics, or a closely related field plus 1 year of relevant experience\.

+ Undergraduate in STEM\.

+ Experience with atomic physics, diode laser systems, optics, vacuum systems, computer control, and/or automated data acquisition\.

+ Experimental and theoretical experience with the quantum manipulation of neutral atoms\.


+ Experience with cold atom experiments such as Rydberg spectroscopy, nanowaveguide/nanofiber\-based atom\-light interaction, and atomic spin\-squeezing\.

+ Track record of collaboration across disciplines and organizational boundaries, and demonstrated skill in building successful teams in order to achieve multi\-disciplinary solutions to complex projects\.

+ Track record of successful research and development in atomic physics\.

+ Excellent collaboration skills for working in a team environment\.

+ Experience with laser stabilization and frequency modulation techniques\.

+ Experience with Matlab and LabView\.

+ Strong academic performance as evidenced by cumulative GPA\(s\) of 3\.2/4\.0 for each relevant undergraduate degree and 3\.5/4\.0 for each relevant graduate degree\.

Department Description:

The Physics\-Based Microsystems Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandias 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 nations 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 \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT


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