The Quantum Voltage Project at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Boulder, CO anticipates the need for a Senior Scientist to work on voltage metrology. The Quantum Voltage Project uses state-of-the-art Josephson junction device design, fabrication and measurement techniques to advance the world’s voltage metrology. NIST Josephson Voltage Standard (JVS) systems are used world-wide in high precision measurement laboratories.
This Senior Scientist will report to the Leader of the Quantum Voltage Project and will provide leadership for the Project, NIST and the external voltage metrology community. This Senior Scientist is expected to interact with world-wide users and potential users of NIST JVS systems to support and improve systems and dissemination. Excellent organization, planning and oral/written communication skills are required. Successful applicant will:
Contribute to the state-of-the-art in Voltage Metrology by pioneering techniques and systems using JVS devices
- Develop and instrument JVS systems using expertise in both software and hardware
- Contribute to measurements using precision commercial calibration sources and meters to aid NIST customer applications
- Collaborate as team member in Quantum Voltage Project contributing to all phases from design to testing to implementation of JVS devices and systems.
We are interested in selecting a highly qualified candidate for a government position: Physicist, ZP-1310-IV. This position requires U.S. citizenship. The basic qualification requirement for this Physicist position is a degree in Physics or a related field (such as Electrical Engineering or Materials Science) that included at least 24 semester hours in physics. The salary ranges from $90,779 to $139,457. In addition to the basic requirements, applicants must also have 1 year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-13 (ZP-III at NIST) level. Specialized Experience is defined as experience with precision measurements and quantum voltage standards; experience in the field of precision voltage measurements; experience in instrumentation, programming, and best practices for quantum voltage measurements; experience with both national and international voltage metrology. When a position is available, a vacancy announcement will be posted on WWW.USAJOBS.GOV
Interested candidates should please email a cover letter, resume/CV and names/contact information for three references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The Quantum Voltage Project is part of the Physical Measurement Laboratory of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life. The NIST Boulder laboratories are located roughly 45 minutes from Denver, Colorado. The Department of Commerce/NIST is an Equal Opportunity Employer.