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Technical Associate Staff Member, Quantum Information Science

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Date: Nov 12, 2020

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 3701 



We are currently seeking an engineer to bring fresh ideas and to join our Quantum Information Science Group in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division.  More information on the QIS group may be found at (


Major Duties/Responsibilities:


  • Technical development and engineering related to quantum technology for cybersecurity of power and energy systems
  • Technical development related to engineering quantum systems for deployment in optical networks coexisting with classical signals
  • Produce working prototypes for demonstrations in optical fiber network field tests


Basic Qualifications:


  • MS degree in physics, optics, optical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, or a directly related field
  • 2+ years of experience in experimental design, prototyping and testing electronically controlled (for example FPGA controlled) optical systems



  • A Bachelor’s degree in relevant disciplines and 6+ years of experience, as described above


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Labview  and FPGA programming as well as other programable logic controllers for data acquisition and control
  • Experience with GHz-class electrooptic system engineering
  • Experience with Lasers and their stabilization
  • Experience wtih Homodyne detection
  • Experience with cryogenics and/or vacuum systems
  • Experience with photonic integrated circuit design and testing


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:  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



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.

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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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