Postdoctoral Associate

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Aug 14, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are welcoming applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to participate in the Trapped-ion Quantum Information Project (QIP) in the Time and Frequency Division of NIST. They will work on experiments toward implementing multi-qubit gates by driving atomic ions that are confined in two-dimensional arrays. The gates will be driven by laser fields that are currently used to generate the highest-fidelity logic gates on ions. Implementation of gates in 2D arrays has not been attempted previously and will offer new challenges but also useful advantages. As a valued team member, you will identify, characterize, and overcome these special challenges with the goal to reach the highest possible fidelities in multi-qubit logic gates on arrays of icons.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder. PREP provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or Ph.D. in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

The particular group that needs a researcher is the Ion Storage Group in the Time and Frequency Division.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Plan and run experiments on two-dimensional arrays of trapped ions.

What We Can Offer

The annual salary range for this position is market-based, highly competitive, and will be based upon relevant background and experience.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits , including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder .

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What We Require

  • PhD degree.
  • Familiarity with basic experimental techniques in atomic and optical physics, basic knowledge of lasers and skills in operating them.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter

During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for one reference, and we will request a letter of recommendation from them immediately upon application.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs .

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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