Atomic Physicist (On-Call/Casual)

Northrop Grumman Woodland Hills , CA 91367

Posted 3 weeks ago

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The Engineering & Sciences (E&S) organization pushes the boundaries of innovation, redefines engineering capabilities, and drives advances in various sciences. Our team is chartered with providing the skills, innovative technologies to develop, design, produce and sustain optimized product lines across the sector while providing a decisive advantage to the warfighter. Come be a part of our mission!

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as an On-Call Atomic Physicist based out of Woodland Hills, CA

What You'll get to Do:

The Advanced Position, Navigation, and Timing (APNT) Systems team at Northrop Grumman Mission Systems (NGMS) is looking for you to join our team as an Atomic Physicist/Scientist based out of Woodland Hills, CA. The Physicist/Scientist will join an active research and development group focused on applications in atomic and quantum sensing of geophysical phenomena. Applications of interest include accelerometers, clocks, electrometers, gravity gradiometers, gyroscopes, magnetometers, RF sensors, and acoustic sensors. And will collaborate on current sensor development projects and help develop new concepts and approaches for future investigations, working closely with a team of engineers and technicians and coordinate their efforts to insure that the system design and implementation is appropriate for the physics of the system. With expectations to work on efforts ranging in maturity from fundamental basic research, often coordinating with a university research group, and proof of principle demonstrations through to middle and late stage research and development, and support transition to production.

  • Collaborate in a team environment and be able to fill the principal investigator role on both internal and contract funded research efforts.

  • Utilize strong public speaking skill and communicate complex technical information to both subject matter experts and laymen.

  • Be able to train and mentor other team members in the specific technical details of new and inventive sensing systems, and translate developing sensor physics into meaningful specifications and requirements for the mechanical, electrical, and systems designs.

  • Attend and actively support scientific and technical conferences, symposia, workshops, working team meetings and other venues for presentations of results and development of collaborative research relationships and business development.

  • Atomic sensor development program execution.

  • New concept and program pursuits.

  • Sensor development planning and road map.

  • Team development and mentoring.

  • Collaboration and support on related as well as outside of expertise projects.

  • Lead both internal and contract research and development efforts.

  • Present research and results to customers and the scientific community through conferences, technical interchange meetings, and journal publications.

WOODLANDHILLS

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Physics or equivalent STEM field with 20 years of relevant experience; MS in Physics or equivalent STEM field with 18 years of relevant experience; Ph.D. in Physics or equivalent STEM field with 15 years of relevant experience.

  • Must possess a demonstrated track record of innovation and accomplishment in atomic/quantum system and/or sensor development.

  • Knowledge of atomic sensing principles.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills Self-motivated, capable of working independently and leading a team.

  • Ability to obtain a Secret clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working Government-funded R&D programs.

  • Proficiency with Mathematica, LabView, Solidworks, Comsol, C/C , MATLAB/Simulink, VHDL.

  • Knowledge of principles of navigation, including inertial navigation and aided navigation.

  • Experience with atomic clocks, magnetometers, gyroscopes, and/or accelerometers.

  • Experience with spin polarized atomic systems and vapor cell based sensor physics.

  • Experience with cold/ultra-cold (BEC) systems and atom interferometry based measurements and sensors.

  • Experience with lasers, optics, and photonics.

  • Experience designing, modifying, or tuning analog/digital electronics.

  • Experience with finite element analysis.

  • Experience with mechanical design, fabrication/machining, additive manufacturing, and component assembly.

  • Experience with ultra-high vacuum systems.

What We Can Offer You:

Northrop Grumman provides a comprehensive benefits package and a work environment that encourages your growth and supports the mutual success of our people and our company. Northrop Grumman benefits give you the flexibility and control to choose the benefits that make the most sense for you and your family. Your benefits will include the following:

Health Plan

Savings Plan

Paid Time Off

Education Assistance

Training and Development

Flexible Work Arrangements

https://benefits.northropgrumman.com/us/en2/BenefitsOverview/Pages/default.aspx

Additional Northrop Grumman Information:

Northrop Grumman has approximately 85,000 employees in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries, we strive to attract and retain the best employees by providing an inclusive work environment wherein employees are receptive to diverse ideas, perspectives and talents to help solve our toughest customer challenges: to develop and maintain some of the most technically sophisticated products, programs and services in the world.

Our Values. The women and men of Northrop Grumman Corporation are guided by Our Values. They describe our company as we want it to be. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these Values. We believe that putting Our Values into practice creates long-term benefits for shareholders, customers, employees, suppliers, and the communities we serve.

Our Responsibility. At Northrop Grumman, we are committed to maintaining the highest of ethical standards, embracing diversity and inclusion, protecting the environment, and striving to be an ideal corporate citizen in the community and in the world.


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Atomic Physicist (On-Call/Casual)

Northrop Grumman