University of Massachusetts Amherst, Physics

Position ID:UMass-Physics-POSTDOC [#27544, 522957]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Amherst, Massachusetts 01003, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Quantum Devices and Sensing, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2024/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/04/23, listed until 2024/12/31)
Position Description:    

About UMass Amherst UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary The postdoctoral scholar will carry out experiments to manipulate and stabilize logical qubits encoded in Josephson junction-based qubit/cavity systems under the supervision of Prof. Chen Wang. Responsibilities include device design, micro-fabrication, microwave measurements, signal processing, and data analysis, with a division of effort tuned to the candidate’s expertise and interest.

Essential Functions Examples of duties: • Design and simulate microwave circuit structures and devices. • Maintain and operate dilution refrigerators. • Write software codes to carry out quantum control experiments. • Assemble, calibrate, test and adjust electronic instruments. • Perform numerical and analytical analysis of experimental data. • Submit publications, present at conferences, and assist with writing grant proposals.

Other Functions  Work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness.  Work in partnership with colleagues within the CNS community and across the campus to support the Dean’s strategic priorities.  Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the College of Natural Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure) • Ph.D. degree in Physics or related fields

Preferred Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure) • Prior experience is one or more areas related to superconducting qubits or quantum error correction, experimental or theoretical, such as quantum error correction codes, low-temperature transport, microwave electronics, nano-fabrication, and quantum control techniques.

Physical Demands/Working Conditions Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds. Typical laboratory and office environment.

Work Schedule Monday – Friday, 9:00am – 5:00pm

Salary Information $60,000/year

Special Instructions to Applicants Please apply through this link Along with the application, please submit a CV and arrange for one (1) letter of reference to be submitted before the closing date. Applications should be submitted before May 10, 2024 and continue until the position is filled. The position may start any time during the summer or early fall of 2024.(11.59pmET) As part of a commitment to their own multicultural community, CNS seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace university initiatives and aspirations. ( )

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, caste, creed, sex, age, marital status, national origin, disability, political belief or affiliation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related condition(s), veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, genetic information, natural and protective hairstyle and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

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