Postdoctoral Associate

University of Colorado Boulder
Colorado, United States
Salary Not Specified
Nov 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for a Postdoctoral Associate to conduct research in cryogenic electro-optics, including developing new photonic techniques to deliver, measure, and extract microwave signals at temperatures below 100 mK.
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 PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.

The particular group that needs a researcher is the Optical Frequency Measurements Group under the Time and Frequency Division at NIST.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Design and conduct experiments at cryogenic temperatures in the use of electro-optic sampling, optical-to-microwave conversion, and microwave-to-optical conversion.

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 in physics, optics or equivalent; and
  • Experience with electro-optics and ultrafast optics.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience with cryogenics and high-speed photodetection; and
  • Experience with noise metrology.

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 letters of recommendation and additional materials if needed, as the search progresses.

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

Posting Contact Email:

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