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Lead Researcher / Research Engineer - Engineering and Physical Sciences Researcher - Entry to Experienced Level

The National Security Agency
Fort Meade, MD 20755
As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.",

NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) offers a unique environment where university, industry, and federal government scientists collaborate on research in quantum and cryogenic devices, advanced communication, sensing, and computer technologies. To learn more about LPS, visit: https://www.lps.umd.edu.

LPS has a number of unique positions available where your skills and expertise can make a difference. Each position is described in more detail below, along with desired skills/experience levels. Applicants should include the position title of interest in their cover letter.

- Lead Experimental Research Scientist/Principal Investigator of experimental development of coherent measurement system for multi-qubit devices: Advance coherent measurements, gate protocols, and democratizing progress through development of a testbed prototype for spin-based semiconducting quantum dot quantum computing. Semiconductor coherent measurement experience required.

- Lead Experimental Research Scientist/Principal Investigator of experimental research of superconducting-semiconducting hybrid qubit devices: Impact new and emerging qubit research in superconducting-semiconductor devices, and fundamental challenges at the intersection of superconducting and semiconducting qubits. Nanoscale fabrication background or fast coherent measurement expertise, and semiconductor qubit or superconducting qubit experience required.

- Lead Experimental Research Scientist/Principal Investigator of quantum information science device theory: Apply deep expertise in the theory of qubits to solid-state systems based on spin qubits and superconducting quantum circuit qubits for quantum computing. Expertise in theory of qubit systems and condensed matter physics required.

- Lead Experimental Research Scientist/Principal Investigator of computational research in quantum information science materials and devices: Apply deep expertise in computational methods to quantum device modeling and simulation relevant to semiconductor heterostructures, superconducting materials, super-semi-interfaces. Finite element and density functional theory experience required.

- Novel Electromagnetics and RF Technologies: Discover, understand, and optimize novel electromagnetic and RF technologies. This research area is focused on the design and discovery of electromagnetic systems to enable wireless systems and next-generation sensor technologies. Expertise in RF system design, instrumentation, and characterization required.

- Hardware Trust: Design and discovery of imaging, tomography and other novel sensing platforms for failure analysis of next generation fabrication technologies and / or anti-tamper applications. Expertise in the characterization and inspection of novel material properties and fabricated designs (preferably next generation microelectronics) through novel analysis techniques, measurement and/or modeling/simulation required.

- Integrated Photonics for Beyond Moore's Computing and Sensing: Discover, understand, and optimize novel photonic devices for HPC and / or sensor technology. Expertise in one or more of the following required - interconnect technology; memory and logic beyond the paradigms established by Moore's law; MEMS; and/or quantum or classical sensing.

- Active Devices for Beyond Moore's / Cryo-logic: Discover, understand, and optimize novel devices for HPC. Expertise in one or more required - novel transistor development and impact on traditional and unconventional computer architectures; fast measurement and circuit design; design, fabrication, and evaluation of logic and memory devices operating at cryogenic temperatures; and/or logic and memory devices utilizing novel material systems.

- Advanced Computing Systems: Explore, develop, and transition novel computing ideas and technologies to support future large-scale computing systems of importance to NSA missions such as high performance data analytics and cybersecurity.

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Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-08-17

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The National Security Agency
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