Postdoctoral Research Associate of Physics (Experimental AMO)

William & Mary
Feb 18, 2021
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Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Role Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Position Title:

Postdoctoral Research Associate of Physics (Experimental AMO)

Position Summary:

The Experimental Atomic, Molecular, and Quantum Optics (AMO) group, in collaboration with Experimental Nuclear and Hadronic Physics group, in the Department of Physics at William & Mary invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate. The position is for two years, renewable each year based on performance and funding availability.
This primary responsibility for the postdoctoral associate is a novel charged particle detector based on coherent light-atom interactions. The candidate will also support the current research efforts of the AMO group focused on developing novel sensors and measurement techniques based on Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) approaches. Existing experiments use warm and ultra-cold atomic vapors and require expertise in spectroscopy, quantum simulations, lasers, quantum optics, vacuum and laser systems.

Required Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Ph.D. by the starting date and have expertise in an area relevant to the group’s research program. These include hardware, data acquisition and analysis and simulation.

Preferred Qualifications:

Familiarity with experimental techniques using Rydberg atoms is also desired but not required


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Job Category:

Instructional Faculty

Special Application Instructions:

To apply submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter and research interests.
You will be prompted to submit online the names and email addresses of three references who will be contacted with instructions for submitting a letter of reference.

For full consideration, submit application materials by the review date, March 16, 2021. Applications received after the review date will be considered if needed.

Background Check Statement:

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EEO Statement:

William & Mary is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access employer and actively encourages applications from minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Benefits Summary Statement:

FT, Quasi FT: William & Mary offers our employees a full array of benefits including retirement, health insurance with options for expanded dental and vision along with group and optional life insurance with coverage for spouse and children, flexible spending accounts, and an EAP (Employee Assistance Program).

Our employees enjoy additional university benefits such as educational assistance, professional development, wellness benefits, and a robust holiday schedule. All employees have access to fitness facilities on campus. Staff members also have access to the university libraries, and much more. To learn more, go to:

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