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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Company:
The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Category:
Physics
Type:
Full-Time

Posting Number: req19236

Department: James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Laboratory of Space Systems and Optomechanics (LASSO) at the UA Wyant College of Optical Sciences is seeking candidates for postdoctoral researcher positions with a strong graduate research background and/or prior postdoctoral experience in displacement laser interferometry, optomechanical inertial sensing, including micro-optical systems, cavity optomechanics, atom interferometry and quantum optics. The candidates will work in the LASSO group led by Prof. Guzman.

Specific desired expertise includes, but is not limited to, laser interferometry, monolithic optomechanical sensors, integrated photonics, atom interferometric and quantum measurement systems. Individuals with interdisciplinary research background are especially encouraged to apply.

The successful candidate must hold, by the time of employment, a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Physics/Applied Physics, Optics, or a related field and must have demonstrated scientific and technical experience in some of the aforementioned areas. The candidate will work closely with a team of experimentalists and have the opportunity to advise Ph.D. and M.S. students, launching new programs on optomechanical and quantum inertial sensing for applications in gravitational sensing, geodesy, navigation, space and quantum technologies. We expect to hire two well qualified candidates.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Engage in experimental research related to advanced laser interferometers, novel optomechanical and quantum technologies, and space systems with applications in gravitational sensing and navigation, with minimal supervision.
  • Participate in scholarly discussions with colleagues on new ideas and concepts, work closely with senior scientists, graduate and undergrad students, and interdisciplinary teams, author journal papers and conference articles.
  • Present results at conferences.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The successful candidate must hold, by the time of employment, a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Physics/Applied Physics, Optics, or a related field and must have demonstrated scientific and technical experience in some of the aforementioned areas upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Some recent postdoctoral research experience.
  • Graduate research background and/or prior postdoctoral experience in displacement laser interferometry, optomechanical inertial sensing, including micro-optical systems, cavity optomechanics, atom interferometry and quantum optics.
  • Specific desired expertise includes, but is not limited to, laser interferometry, monolithic optomechanical sensors, integrated photonics, atom interferometric and quantum measurement systems.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: NIH salary guidelines, Based on Experience

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 2

Contact Information for Candidates

Lisa Armijo

larmijo@optics.arizona.edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

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