Fermilab, SQMS

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Position Title: Research Associate (SQMS - Physics)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / astrophysics, Cosmology
Appl Deadline:2021/01/25 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/11/16, listed until 2021/01/25)
Position Description:    

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Open Date: November 16, 2020 Close Date: January 25, 2021 Fermilab’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Center is seeking candidates for multiple Research Associate positions to perform research in the use of quantum sensing for particle physics searches. The SQMS Center was established by the National Quantum Initiative Act as a hub in a new cooperative ecosystem built from national labs, universities, and leading companies. The mission of the SQMS Center is to build revolutionary new quantum science platforms that exploit superconducting radio frequency cavities and superconducting qubits for quantum information science (QIS) in the area of quantum computing and quantum sensing.

We seek candidates interested in applying QIS tools—particularly those based in microwave cavities and superconducting qubits—to search for postulated beyond-the-standard-model (BSM) physics, including axions and dark photons. The successful candidate will participate in efforts to improve search sensitivity and evaluate novel search schemes. Previous experience with the use of microwave cavities and QIS tools for BSM physics is preferred.

As a member of the Center, the position will involve working with a multidisciplinary team, including others who contribute expertise in materials and devices. The research will take advantage of world-class facilities and testbeds available both at Fermilab and with national and international Center partner institutions. It will build on platforms enabled by world leading coherence times of superconducting radiofrequency cavities to improve discovery potential.

We respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity and abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations. We believe teams are the most successful when everyone may bring their whole selves to work. You would be joining a team with a deeply held commitment to developing and promoting an inclusive work environment.

Positions are for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter.

You Will • Develop theories in the areas of sub-atomic particles, particle accelerators, astro-physics or cosmology. • Conduct studies on the feasibility of testing theories experimentally. • Design, build, install or commission new or upgraded elements of experiments or particle accelerators. • Participate in data acquisition; conduct data analysis and present/publish outcomes in conference proceedings or refereed journals. • Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position. • Respect, understand and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

We Are Looking For • PhD in Physics or related discipline by the time of the appointment • Strong record of recent accomplishments in experimental physics • Excellent verbal and written communication skills as demonstrated by presentations at conferences and a record of publication(s) in peer-reviewed journals. • Previous experience with the use of microwave cavities and QIS (quantum information science) tools for BSM (beyond-the-standard-model) physics is preferred.

Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:

1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Research Statement 4) Publication List 5) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).


For general information about this position, please contact Anna Grassellino annag@fnal.gov and Sam Posen sposen@fnal.gov

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
PO Box 500, MS 116
Batavia, IL 60510

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