Physics: High Energy, Physics: Particle, Physics: Quantum
Come join a groundbreaking initiative at Fermilab, using quantum information technology to search for dark matter.
Fermilab seeks a postdoctoral Research Associate to explore connections between high-energy physics (HEP) and quantum information sciences (QIS). We are developing superconducting quantum bits to serve as low-noise microwave photon counters, in experiments to discover axion dark matter. This is an opportunity to contribute your expertise to our HEP-QIS program. You will have some freedom to pursue your own related experimental ideas and scholarship.
Positions are for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter.
You will be joining a collegial group and a positive environment. We will help you establish an excellent research portfolio, paving the way for the next step in your career. We will encourage and facilitate collaborative relationships with researchers at other institutions, across a range of scientific disciplines.
At Fermilab, we respect, understand and value differences that embody principles of diversity and inclusion. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups that are underrepresented in science and technology.
We Are Looking For
a PhD in experimental physics or a related field
a strong record of recent accomplishments in experimental physics or a related field
demonstrated oral and written communication skills, as well as interpersonal skills
creative problem-solving skills (independent and collaborative)
willingness to abide by all environmental, safety and health regulations
Competitive candidates may have work experience with some/all of the following:
helium dilution refrigerators
cryogenic test stands
quantum electronics, including qubits and Josephson parametric amplifiers
the physics of axion dark matter
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 3827
What are we made of? How did the universe begin? What secrets do the smallest, most elemental particles of matter hold, and how can they help us understand the intricacies of space and time?Since 1967, Fermilab has worked to answer these and other fundamental questions and enhance our understanding of everything we see around us. As the United States' premier particle physics laboratory, we do science that matters. We work on the world's most advanced particle accelerators and dig down to the smallest building blocks of matter. We also probe the farthest reaches of the universe, seeking out the nature of dark matter and dark energy.Fermilab's 1,750 employees include scientists and engineers from all around the world. Fermilab collaborates with more than 50 countries on physics experiments based in the United States and elsewhere.Fermilab's 6,800-acre site is located in Batavia, Illinois, and is managed by the Fermi Research Alliance LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. FRA is a partnership of the University of Chicago and Universities Research Association Inc., a consortium of 89 research universities.
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