Jill Hruby Fellowship 2019
We are looking for a Postdoctoral Appointee with interest in the fabrication, characterization, and measurement of hybrid semiconductor-superconductor quantum systems with applications in quantum information science.
On any given day, you may be called upon to:
- Design and fabricate nanoscale quantum devices
- Characterize and operate semiconductor quantum dot and superconductor devices at dilution refrigerator temperatures.
- Troubleshoot and optimize hybrid quantum devices
- Collaborate with a diverse team, including experimentalists and theorists, with experience in quantum information science
The Quantum Phenomena Department (01867) 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 state-of-the-art 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. 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 cutting-edge basic research on the transmission and manipulation of quantum-based information.
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 schedules, 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.
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.
- PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
- Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance
- Ability to quickly learn new experimental techniques
- Experience making effective technical presentations
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Experience with semiconductor quantum systems or superconducting circuits, both fabrication and operation
- Technical competency in nanoscale device fabrication
- Experience with cryogenic measurement techniques
- Experience working with quantum-based devices in an experimental setting
- Experience with dilution refrigerator operation
- 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
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-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 Q-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.