Single-electron devices, when operated at low temperatures, give us the remarkable ability to monitor or control the motion of single electrons. The goals of our research are to develop charge and spin qubits for use in quantum computing and to develop a current standard based on single electrons.
We are making and measuring several varieties of Si-based devices, including both surface-gate and atomically precise, single-dopant devices.
We have three postdoc openings which will entail working on both fabrication and measurements of these devices in the stochastic and quantum coherent regimes. Measurements are typically done with low-noise electronics in dilution refrigerators. One position will emphasize fabrication and current standard measurements while two will emphasize qubit and sensing measurements, as well as possibly electron-photon interactions. Successful candidates will be expected to contribute across the spectrum of activities. The postdocs will work primarily with either Michael Stewart or Neil Zimmerman on the National Institute of Standards and Technology campus in Gaithersburg, MD.
Those interested in these opportunities should have experience in at least one of the following areas: i) Fabrication of electrical devices in semiconductors; ii) Quantum information and quantum computing; iii) Low-temperature, low-noise electrical measurements; iv) electron-photon interactions.
Applications should include a CV and two letters of recommendation and will be accepted until a decision is made. The position will start in late 2018 or early 2019.
About National Institute of Standards and Technology
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