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Materials for Superconducting Quantum Information & Sensing - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Research Staff Member in the field of materials for superconducting quantum information and sensing. You will apply expertise in design, fabrication, characterization and control of superconducting resonator and qubit systems in collaboration with theory teams to study materials sources of noise and decoherence. This position is in the Quantum Coherent Device Physics group, Condensed Matter Section of the Physics Division.
Essential Duties
- Design, fabricate, test and manage control of quantum coherent superconducting systems with applications in quantum information and sensing.
- Advance the current state of the art in physically realizable superconducting circuitry.
- Publish research results in external peer-reviewed scientific journals and participate in international conferences.
- Presentformal and informal overview of research progress at weekly meetings.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Recent PhD in experimental physics or a related field.
- Experience in design, characterization, and control of superconducting RF circuits.
- Experience in Cryogenic and Vacuum systems, with particular emphasis on RF wiring.
- Experience using data analysis software such as python or MATLAB.
- Ability to work independently on technical tasks, influence technical objectives, to provide in depth analysis, and develop unique technical solutions.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers and other technical and administrative staff.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment,prepare written reports and present and explain technical information.
-Experience with Ansys High Frequency Structure Simulator (HFSS) or Comsol.
- Experience with fabrication and materials characterization of superconducting devices and Josephson junctions.
- Experience with superconducting materials characterization and/or quantum computing and associated measurements.

Pre-Employment Drug Test: External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance: None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

Note: This is a two-year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of threeyears. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Posted: 2020-02-04 Expires: 2020-03-05

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Materials for Superconducting Quantum Information & Sensing - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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