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PREP Postdoctoral Associate Position at NIST

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and CU Boulder. PREP provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

The Communications Technology Laboratory (CTL) at NIST is looking to fill their THz Electrical Design, Measurement, and Integration Postdoc Position through PREP.

THz Electrical Design, Measurement, and Integration Postdoc Position

Principal Objective:

Perform and develop metrology for the measurement of high-speed/mm-wave/terahertz modulated optical signals, on-chip amplifiers to 1 THz, and filter manifolds. The candidate will use state-of-the-art on-chip design methods, measurement and integration techniques in the development of mixed optical/electrical circuits operating from DC to 1 THz. Measurements will include on-wafer scattering parameter measurements, and nonlinear electrical measurements.

General Duties and Responsibilities:

• Measure photomixers, and amplifiers on III-V material systems with on-wafer measurement techniques.

• Develop models on the linear and nonlinear behavior of photomixers and amplifiers.

• Characterize material and device properties using optical, electrical, and imaging techniques.

• Work as a team to integrate photomixers with frequency comb and on-wafer electronics.

• Provide technical input in formulating research solutions on problems which have been recognized as critical obstacles to progress or development in areas of exceptional interest.

• Studies will result in a series of publications, providing important changes to existing products, processes, techniques, or practices.

• Present technical results.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Experience with electrical measurement techniques such as: linear network analysis, four-probe, load-pull, and large signal network analysis.

• Experience with lasers, optical components, frequency generators, spectrum analyzers, and network analyzers

• Ability to code with, or learn to code with: Matlab, Visual Basic, Lab View is required.

• Experience with microwave electronics simulation software (e.g. ADS) is desirable.

• Ability with mechanical and optical design, and fabrication is desirable.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s), Additional Attachments - Refer to Application Materials Instructions Below

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Curriculum Vitae; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 11107 - Physics - NIST PREP

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: May 1, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Lisa Valencia

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00745650





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Posted: 10/29/2018
Application Due: 12/28/2018
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