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Postdoctoral Appointee - Quantum Information Science & Technology (QIST)
Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description

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

We are seeking exceptional individuals to pursue world leading research in next\-generation silicon based quantum information processing\. The quantum information science and technology \(QIST\) group researches ways to advance silicon as a long term solution for quantum computing\. Recent work has developed new approaches to forming qubits at the MOS interface, including demonstrating the first definitive coupling between a quantum dot qubit and a donor qubit system\. The nuclear spin of donors provides a compellingly high performance qubit and the coupling to quantum dots provides a practical path to couple these qubits\. The group’s work necessarily requires detailed understanding of basic silicon\-MOS interfaces\. The research has included substantial advances towards demonstrating the viability of this technologically important interface for qubits \(e\.g\., improved understanding of fundamental properties like metal\-insulator\-transition, valley\-splitting and spin\-orbit effects\)\. Qubits are fabricated using silicon foundry processing leveraging a core competency of the Sandia National Laboratories microelectronics foundry capability\. The group is, by necessity, multi\-disciplinary integrating: fab, design, cryogenic electrical control & measurement, numeric analysis and supporting cryogenic circuit design\. Relevant areas of experience 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="">

The postdoctoral position provides the opportunity to interact with internal modeling and quantum information processing teams providing a rare and vital perspective on theoretical quantum bit and quantum circuit development\. At the same time, the physical qubit team collaborates and publishes with numerous internationally recognized groups outside of Sandia National Laboratories providing improved visibility of the employee's work in this research area\.

**Are you one of the extraordinary individuals with experience in one of the focus areas listed above? Then we would like to talk to you \-** **Apply Now\!**

Required:

+ PhD in electrical engineering, physics, chemistry, materials science, or related field\.
+ Extensive \(2\+ years\) research experience on solid state qubit systems \(e\.g\., Si or SiGe\-based quantum dots, donors\), use of cryogenic laboratory test equipment \(e\.g\., dilution refrigerators\)\.

Desired:

Ideally, we would like to see your background include some of the following:

+ Experience with silicon, silicon\-germanium, or germanium material systems\.
+ Experience with silicon device micro/nano\-fabrication \(e\.g\. CMOS or electron\-beam lithography/processing\) or individual dopant device fabrication\.
+ Willingness to perform research in a team environment, including reliance on others for critical\-path elements, is critical\.
+ Background in reduced\-dimension semiconductor device physics\.
+ Demonstrated outstanding proficiency with written and oral scientific communications\.

Department Description:

The Advanced Silicon Quantum Devices Department of the Advanced Microsystems Group conducts cutting edge research on silicon\-MOS\-based devices for quantum information sciences applications\. Our fundamental expertise lies in Si quantum dot and donor\-based qubits\. Our core capabilities are Si qubit development and measurement, quantum coherent control and measurement, cryogenic measurement, and quantum information science and technology\. We demonstrate our strong relationships with the Microsystems Engineering Sciences and Applications \(MESA\) facility, the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies \(CINT\), and other internal and external organizations to develop advanced solid\-state quantum device technologies\.

Our specific areas of expertise include:

+ Si donor and dot qubit development and measurement
+ Quantum coherent control and measurement
+ Cryogenic measurement
+ Quantum information science and technology

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 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 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.

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