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AMO Physicist (Early/Mid-Career)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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**Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a diverse team that solves challenging issues of national interest?**

We are seeking an AMO Physicist to join our diverse team. You will perform research and development activities related to atomic physics, optics, micro-optics, electrochemistry, and their application to atomic physics based sensors and atom and ion trapping devices. You will work with a team of physicists and microfabrication engineers to research and develop new sensors and micro-devices based on AMO physics. Your responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, a combination of device design, theory and simulation, fabrication, and laboratory experimentation and testing of devices that utilize the physics of atomic, molecular, and/or optical phenomena. You will possess a strong background in both experimental and theoretical atomic physics.


+ You have a Ph.D. in experimental AMO physics or electrical engineering, or closely related discipline.
+ You possess experimental experience with one or more of the following; ion trapping, neutral atom trapping, atomic vapor cell devices, cryogenic systems, and/or quantum information science. You have experience with lasers and/or vacuum chamber construction.
+ Your background includes experience with developing experimental control systems, including designing custom electronics and software (e.g., MATLAB, LabView, Python, or TensorFlow).
+ You have an established authorship and innovation record, such as peer-reviewed scholarly articles, issued patents, or technical books. A minimum of two (2) first-author or co-authored peer-reviewed articles.
+ You have the ability to obtain and maintain a DOE L clearance.


Ideally, your background would also include:

+ A track record of successful execution of research-and-development projects, including project planning, defining landmarks, and delivering results on time.
+ Experience in hardware design and assembly.
+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
+ Experience with data analysis using tools such as MATLAB, R, or Python.
+ Demonstrated teamwork skills for working in a multi-disciplinary team environment.
+ Meticulous attention to detail.

Department Description:

We exploit 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 optical pumping, 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.

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:

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 Statement:

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.


Jobs Rated Reports for Physicist

Posted: 2019-10-03 Expires: 2019-11-02

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

National security is our business. We apply science to help detect, repel, defeat, or mitigate threats.

For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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AMO Physicist (Early/Mid-Career)

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