Postdoctoral Research Associate - Physics

Job description

Category:: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Department:: Physics
Locations:: Amherst, MA
Posted:: Jun 11, '18
Type:: Full-time
Ref. No.:: R152180

About University of Massachusetts Amherst:

UMass Amherst is one of the major public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts, the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

Job Description:

The superconducting quantum information lab at UMass Amherst invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar. The postdoctoral scholar will carry out experiments to manipulate, stabilize and transmit complex quantum states 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. The position is for an initial term of 1 year with the possibility of two or more one-year reappointments assuming satisfactory performance and availability of funding. The position is based at UMass Amherst.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in physics or a related field. Candidates from a variety of research backgrounds will be considered. The successful candidate will have prior expertise in one or more areas related to superconducting quantum circuits, such as low-temperature transport, microwave electronics, nano-fabrication, and quantum control techniques.

Additional Information:

The University of Massachusetts is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information 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, the University of Massachusetts 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 the University of Massachusetts to comply with the applicable federal and state statues, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online. Please submit a current CV, a 1-2 page description of research experience and interests, and contact info for 3 professional references. Applicants should apply by the priority deadline of August 20, 2018 to ensure consideration.




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Posted: 8/1/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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