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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Quantum Information Science, Experimental Quantum Sensing

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4440 

Overview:
The Quantum Information Science Group in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks an experimentalist postdoctoral research associate.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in new and ongoing research in quantum communication, quantum computing, and quantum-enhanced sensing
  • Formulate novel quantum information solutions to problems of national interest and support the research and development necessary for the practical implementation of those solutions
  • Interpret, report, and present research concepts and results to national audiences at all levels
  • Write peer-reviewed papers and technical reports for internal and external release and represent the organization by giving technical presentations in large public forums


Basic Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in physics, optics, electrical engineering, or a field related to the job duties within the past five years.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experimental experience with at least one of the following: optical sensors, quantum optics, atomic molecular optical physics, optoelectronics, electromechanical systems or optomechanical systems

 

Additional Information:

Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.


ORNL Ethics and Conduct:
As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here:  https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity


Benefits at ORNL:  
UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.   


Relocation:  
Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

 

This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.


If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.


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