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Nanofabrication Microfluidics Research Scientist - CIPHER

Submit Resume ID: 495828
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA, Other
Categories: Other

Job Description

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.

Job Duties:

  • Contribute to existing experimental quantum sensor and simulation/computing research programs.
  • Author technical reports and publications.
  • Keep up-to-date in relevant published literature and industry advances.
  • Participate in proposal writing and other business development activities.

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or 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 Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field of study.

Research Scientist Senior

  • A Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or 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 Biology, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, or related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates should be familiar with nanofabrication techniques including lithography, etching, thin film deposition, and bonding/packaging.
  • Candidates should be familiar with computer software for technical design/layout of nanofabricated devices (mask files).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with wet lab experiments in biology or chemistry.
  • Experience with DNA chemical synthesis and sequencing and/or mass spectrometry.
  • Experience with fluidics and microfluidics.
  • Experience with integrated photonics.
  • Experience with fabrication, construction, or assembly of quantum sensors.
  • Skills: CAD software (Inventor, SolidWorks, or similar), microfabrication design software (Cadence or similar), Integrated photonics design software (Lumerical or similar), PCB layout software (Altium or similar)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
  • 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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