Postdoctoral Associate

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 03, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

The NIST Ion Storage Group (ISG) conducts experiments with trapped ions for applications in timekeeping, quantum metrology, quantum information processing, and quantum simulation. Within the NIST ISG, the Associate will work on improving the performance of key elements of trapped-ion-based quantum information processing, including both surface-electrode ion traps and Penning ion traps, laser- and microwave-based quantum gates, mixed atomic species techniques, hybrid quantum systems, quantum transduction, and improved quantum metrology.
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 under the Time and Frequency Division at NIST.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Carry out experiments, in collaboration with NIST staff, on trapped-ion quantum information processing.

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

  • Ph.D. in experimental physics or related field.
  • Proven understanding of:
    • Ultra-high vacuum techniques.
    • Laser physics and optics.
    • Sophisticated FPGA control systems.

What We Would Like You To Have

Research experience in atomic, molecular, or optical physics.

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: Lisa Valencia

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