The Professional Research Experience Program (PREP) encourages
applications for a Postdoctoral Associate! The successful applicant
will design and fabricate micro- and nano-electronics in the NIST
Boulder Microfabrication Facility. These electronics will consist
of specialized sensors for electromagnetic radiation and/or
particles, as well as readout circuitry for the same sensors. The
sensors and readout circuitry will make use of superconducting
materials, low temperatures, and quantum mechanical effects. Key
goals are to realize more sensitive and larger format sensor and
readout circuits. The successful applicant will also support
testing or perform testing of sensors and readout circuitry at
ambient and cryogenic temperatures.
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
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
The particular group that needs a researcher is the Quantum Sensors
Group under the Quantum Electromagnetics Division at NIST.
What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
What We Can Offer
- Fabricate superconducting devices using a full range of
microfabrication equipment including lithography, physical vapor
deposition, and plasma etching and deposition. Example devices
include the Superconducting Quantum Interference Device (SQUID),
Transition Edge Sensor (TES), and Microwave Kinetic Inductance
- Develop new fabrication processes for new superconducting
devices and the migration of existing processes to larger format
wafers. This responsibility will require the design of test
structures and experiments for process development.
- Maintain and aid in the acquisition of critical equipment for
the fabrication of superconducting devices.
- Regularly communicate work status to group members and
disseminate results through internal and external publications and
presentations. Interact with internal and external collaborators.
Disseminate results through publications and presentations.
The salary range for this full-time position is $67,000 - $93,000
Onboarding/relocation assistance may be available, however, if
within a 12-month period you exercise your right to willfully
terminate your employment with the University of Colorado, you
hereby agree to reimburse the department for your relocation
The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits
, including medical, dental,
retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The
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What We Require
What We Would Like You to Have
- PhD in Physics or applied physics, mechanical or electrical
engineering, materials science, or related field.
- Previous technical experience directly processing semiconductor
wafers using a range of fabrication equipment.
- 1-5 years of experience after Ph.D. degree.
To apply, please submit the following materials:
- Cover Letter
If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified
by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources Department using an
approved online vendor. However, if your degree was obtained
outside of the United States, please submit a translated
During the application process, you will need to enter contact
information for a reference. We will request the letter of
recommendation immediately following your 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.
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