Quantum Systems Accelerator/CINT- Postdoctoral Appointee
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7174135 (Ref #: 691353)
- Posting Date: Aug 25, 2023
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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: The Quantum Systems Accelerator DOE hub and the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) at Sandia National Laboratories is looking for a driven Postdoctoral Appointee with expertise in fabrication, characterization, and measurement of multi-domain superconductor-phononic quantum systems. This research is heavily experimental with a primary focus on coupling superconducting electronic devices (i.e., qubits and resonators) with phononic crystals and cavities for applications in quantum information science. On any given day, you may be called upon to perform the following tasks: + Design and fabricate nanoscale quantum devices + Characterize and operate superconducting electronic devices at cryogenic temperatures + Troubleshoot and optimize hybrid quantum devices + Collaborate with a diverse team, including experimentalists and theorists, with experience in quantum information science Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite. Qualifications We Require: + A PhD in Physics, Engineering, Materials Science, or a closely related field conferred within five years prior to employment + Experience with micro/nanofabrication + Evidence of research achievements as proven in the form of technical publications and presentations + The ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + The ability to quickly learn new experimental techniques + Experience making effective technical presentations + Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong social skills + Experience with superconducting devices and circuits, related to both fabrication and operation + Experience with cryogenic measurement techniques + Experience working with quantum-based devices in an experimental setting + Experience with dilution refrigerator operation + Scientific programming for efficient data collection + The ability to collaborate in a team environment and interested in interdisciplinary research. + Independent vision and creativity About Our Team: The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy-funded nanoscience research facility that provides users from around the world with access to innovative expertise and instrumentation in a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment with a focus on nanoscience integration. The Quantum Materials Systems (QMS) thrust at CINT has a focus on understanding and controlling quantum effects of nanoscale materials and their integration into systems spanning multiple length scales. The QMS thrust has world-leading capabilities in synthesis, fabrication, characterization, and modeling of quantum materials, devices, and computing systems. Our synthesis capabilities range from novel 2-D materials to ultrahigh mobility quantum well structures. We also have design and fabrication capabilities for integrating superconducting Josephson-junction devices and superconducting resonator circuits into various semiconductor platforms. CINT has an innovative cleanroom facility that permits micro- and nanoscale fabrication of quantum devices and systems, and we have a variety of characterization equipment that allows temperature-dependent measurements down to dilution refrigerator temperatures with both high- and low-frequency electrical characterization. These efforts are supported by extensive modeling capabilities that exist at both CINT and the host lab. Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.
Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. 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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Position Information: This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance. Job ID: 691353
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.