Quantum Systems Research Scientist - CIPHER
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Information Technology, Quantum Computing
The Quantum Systems (QS) Division of the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Lab is seeking self-motivated individuals with experience in quantum sensor or computing research. The division is composed of a large team of scientists and engineers from disciplines including physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, optical science, mechanical engineering, mathematics, and chemical engineering. QS employees perform fundamental research exploring next-generation technologies based on exotic physical phenomena, working to prove that devices based on these technologies can provide real-world solutions relevant to sponsors.
Our research portfolio includes funded programs in trapped-ion quantum computing, simulation, and sensing, quantum magnetometry and electrometry, molecular data storage technology, mass spectrometry, and chemical sensing. Support is also available for development of projects outside of existing areas of research. QS researchers frequently contribute to projects in other GTRI labs and CIPHER divisions involving research in other topics including artificial intelligence and machine learning, communications, biophysics, security, and optics.
The candidate will be expected to work independently and effectively in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment.
Affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology and located on its main campus in Atlanta Georgia, GTRI offers a unique opportunity to conduct applied research in a university setting. Employees in this position are encouraged to publish academic literature and pursue collaborations with academic, government, and industry partners.
- Contribute to existing experimental quantum sensor and simulation/computing research programs.
- Author technical reports and publications.
- Keep up-to-date in relevant published quantum sensor literature.
- Participate in proposal writing and other business development activities.
Education & Length of Experience
Research Scientist II
- A Master’s degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
- A Master’s degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
- A Doctoral degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study.
Senior Research Scientist
- A Master’s degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
- A Master’s degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
- A Doctoral degree in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and four (4 ) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.
Required Minimum Qualifications
- A Master's degree or Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study.
- A publication history in the field of experimental quantum sensing or quantum computing.
- Candidate should be familiar with experimental techniques common in atomic, molecular, and optical physics labs.
- Lab experience with trapped ions, laser cooling, vapor cell sensors and spectroscopy, or solid state color centers, e.g. NV-centers in diamond.
- Experience designing and demonstrating practical or fielded quantum devices.
- Skills (any of the following): scientific programming, micro/nano-fabrication methods, integrated photonic design.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- An ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences.
U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.
Clearance Type Required
Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.
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