The Physics Department of the Naval Postgraduate School invites applications for a faculty-associate research position with laboratory experience in atom interferometry, cold atoms and quantum optics. The candidate must also have experience in laser stabilization, electronics and data acquisition. Exceptional candidates may be considered for appointment at a more senior level. Applicants must show a history of work in these or closely aligned areas. The official position title is defined as “Faculty Associate – Research.”
The Physics Department is part of the Graduate School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, which has a long history of excellence in various research areas. The department is now expanding its current areas of research to include atom interferometer sensors. Two active research projects are ongoing in the department. This position would support existing research programs in atom sensor research.
A graduate degree in applied physics, chemical physics, optical science or optical engineering or related fields;
Experience with semi-conductor/diode lasers and amplifiers, Titanium Sapphire lasers, high resolution (high numerical aperture) imaging and fiber optics
Experience with circuit design and fabrication, rf electronics, acousto- and electro optic modulators and feedback control
Experience in data acquisition and software-hardware integration and feedback controls using LabVIEW as well as design using CAD tools.
Demonstrated ability to lead project efforts and to work with student researchers;
U.S. citizenship required.
A Ph.D in applied physics, chemical physics, optical science or optical engineering or related fields
Preference given to candidates with hands-on experience in atom interferometry.
Interested parties are encouraged to submit their applications by May 11, 2021. A letter of application including CV, statements of research interests, and the names and addresses of three or more references should be sent to:
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applicants with foreign education will be required to select from a list of private organizations that are members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES), which provide foreign education evaluations acceptable to NPS.
Relocation expenses may be authorized for this position. This position may be eligible for telework as we operate in a COVID19 environment and may be eligible for situational telework with the expectation to return to campus work as we switch from the COVID19 virtual environment.
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