R&D Experimental Physicist- Quantum Information Science (Experienced)

Sandia Corporation Albuquerque , NM 87101

Posted 2 months ago

What Your Job Will Be Like

Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you want to join a dynamic team that solves challenging issues for nation's security?

We are seeking an exceptional experimental physicist to support world leading research in semiconductor-based devices for quantum information science applications. Areas of specific interest include silicon nanofabrication, low-noise high-bandwidth electrical characterization, coherent control of single-atoms or quantum-dots, quantum information, cryogenics (T < 1 k), electron-spin or nuclear magnetic resonance (nmr) and cryogenic circuitry (e.g., amplification and sensors). extensive opportunities exist for collaborating with internal and external scientists on a broad range of quantum information topics.

on any given day, you may be called on to:

  • characterize and operate semiconductor quantum dot and superconductor devices at dilution refrigerator temperatures
  • you will work in a team environment to both design new device structures as well as solve problems in existing devices
  • work with sandia staff and managers to write internal and external proposals in new areas of quantum information science
  • conduct original research in quantum information science while also supporting internal sandia research teams
  • you will work in a collaborative team environment on large-scale projects as part of a fat-paced technically challenging research organization
  • conduct research and collaborate with others resulting in presentations at international conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals

qualifications we require

  • phd in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related stem discipline
  • bachelor's in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related stem discipline
  • experience in a research area related to quantum information science
  • good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
  • ability to obtain and maintain a doe q clearance

qualifications we desire

ideally, your background would also include:

  • experience with cryogenic systems including dilution refrigerators
  • experience designing and fabricating nanoscale quantum devices
  • research experience on solid state qubit systems (e.g., si or sige-based quantum dots, donors)
  • record of publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • willingness to be flexible in job assignments
  • willingness to develop expertise in different areas of device modeling
  • strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • demonstrated ability to work creatively on a complex research problem
  • ability to communicate ideas and information clearly to other team members

about our team

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.

about sandia

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.

security clearance

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.

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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.="" about="" sandia="" 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.="" security="" clearance="" 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.="" eeo="" all="" qualified="" applicants="" will="" receive="" consideration="" for="" employment="" without="" regard="" to="" race,="" color,="" religion,="" sex,="" sexual="" orientation,="" gender="" identity,="" national="" origin,="" disability,="" or="" veteran="">

on any given day, you may be called on to:

  • characterize and operate semiconductor quantum dot and superconductor devices at dilution refrigerator temperatures
  • you will work in a team environment to both design new device structures as well as solve problems in existing devices
  • work with sandia staff and managers to write internal and external proposals in new areas of quantum information science
  • conduct original research in quantum information science while also supporting internal sandia research teams
  • you will work in a collaborative team environment on large-scale projects as part of a fat-paced technically challenging research organization
  • conduct research and collaborate with others resulting in presentations at international conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals

qualifications we require

  • phd in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related stem discipline
  • bachelor's in physics, chemistry, materials science, or related stem discipline
  • experience in a research area related to quantum information science
  • good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
  • ability to obtain and maintain a doe q clearance

qualifications we desire

ideally, your background would also include:

  • experience with cryogenic systems including dilution refrigerators
  • experience designing and fabricating nanoscale quantum devices
  • research experience on solid state qubit systems (e.g., si or sige-based quantum dots, donors)
  • record of publication in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals
  • willingness to be flexible in job assignments
  • willingness to develop expertise in different areas of device modeling
  • strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • demonstrated ability to work creatively on a complex research problem
  • ability to communicate ideas and information clearly to other team members

about our team

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.

about sandia

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.

security clearance

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.

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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.>


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