Postdoctoral Associate

Boulder, Colorado
Feb 17, 2021
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15-Feb-2021 Close All Job SummaryWe are encouraging applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to be responsible for the experimental and theoretical study of Rydberg atom-based electric field sensors. Laboratory work includes designing, building, and troubleshooting laser systems and electronics for atomic physics experiments, working with RF electronic equipment, and collecting and analyzing data. Theoretical work includes calculating Rydberg atom models and simulating other physical models to compare with experimental results.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreThe Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado 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 particular group that needs a researcher is the RF Fields Group under the RF Technology Division at NIST.What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Perform research into Rydberg atom-based electric field measurements.
  • Lead experiments, collect data, analyze experimental results and compare to theoretical models.
  • Keep a well-maintained log of experimental activities.
  • Maintain and troubleshoot laboratory equipment.
  • Disseminate research through peer-reviewed journals, conferences, and other presentations.
What We Can OfferThe salary range is $66,000 - $104,000 and will be based upon relevant background and experience.BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Empowered. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • PhD in Physics or related field.
  • Minimum two years post-PhD experience involving one or more of the following areas: optics, atomic physics, lasers, and/or electronics.
What We Would Like You To Have
  • PhD in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics with a focus on Rydberg atom spectroscopy.
  • Experience with Rydberg atom physics.
  • Experience with calibration and/or metrology laboratory practices.
  • Experience with narrow-band diode lasers, frequency doubled lasers, laser stabilization, and opto-electronic devices.
  • Experience with investigating laser noise sources.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for one reference and we will request a letter of recommendation from them immediately following your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Lisa Valencia

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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