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Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
8/24/2018
Job Category:
Engineering
Industry:
Government
Postdoctoral Appointee - Atomic Physics
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description

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We are seeking a Posdoc to aid in the development of atomic physics based devices, namely an optical atomic clock and an atom interferometer\.

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

+ Work with a team of physicists and engineers to successfully advance the science of atomic sensing and timing technologies so they can be employed as practical devices by overcoming challenges in physics and engineering\.
+ Support and advance the development of an atomic clock or atom interferometer by aligning optical systems, building experimental apparatus, developing computer\-based experimental control and data acquisition system, collecting and analyzing experimental data, and developing manuscripts for peer\-reviewed publication\.
+ Work with staff to develop emerging areas in atomic clocks, optically pumped magnetometers, and other applications of atomic physics\.

Required:

+ A PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or related field
+ Experience with most of the following: atomic physics, diode laser systems, optics, optical alignment, mechanical design, computer control of experiments, and automated data acquisition systems\.
+ Exemplary academic record\.

Desired:

+ Excellent communication skills, written and oral\.
+ Excellent collaboration skills for working in a team environment\.
+ Experience with trapped ion, alkali hot\-vapor, or cold\-atom atomic physics experiments\.
+ Experience with laser and optical systems\.
+ Experience with mechanical design, Solidworks, and machine tools \(lathe, mill, drill press, etc\.\)\.
+ Experience with Mathematica, Matlab, and/or LabView\.
+ Experience with data acquisition, signal processing, and data analysis\.
+ Track record of successful research and development in atomic physics\.

Department Description:

The Atomic Optical Sensing & EC Engineering Department leverages a diverse capability set to provide science and technology products to enhance Sandia's national security missions\. The department includes a broad set of expertise including atomic physics, micro\-optics, and electrochemistry and electroforming\. As part of the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications \(MESA\) facility, we provide solutions including atomic physics based sensors; atom and ion trapping devices and systems; unique diffractive, sub\-wavelength and micro\-optical components and systems; critical electrochemical materials processes; and unparalleled micro\-machined devices\. In addition to work for internal Sandia organizations, we have an established record of successful engagement with external customers\.

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 withamazingimpact 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,strongmedical 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 L\-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 L\-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 Statement:

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\.

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.