Engineering and Technology: Electrical, Physics: Applied
SRI International's Advanced Technology and Systems Division (ATSD) performs research across a wide range of disciplines, from novel material development to advanced optical, radar, and imaging systems, transitioning technology from basic R&D to fieldable prototypes.
Our SRI campus in Princeton, NJ has an immediate opening for a Research Physicist within ATSD, specifically to support the growth of our quantum-based sensing program activity. We are seeking a candidate with excellent working knowledge of experimental-based Atomic-Molecular-Optical (AMO) Physics or equivalent, with expertise in quantum sensing subfields, specifically with a strong focus on vapor-based Rydberg-atom electrometry, vapor-based atomic magnetometry, and ultra-low-noise sensing.
The position will be part of a close-knit team of applied physicists and engineers working across SRI on leading-edge R&D projects for our government and commercial customers. The activity will be very hands-on, involving the development of compact quantum-based sensor prototypes and enabling system demonstrations. The candidate will span activities from idea generation, detailed modeling, prototype development and experimental demonstrations.
Sub-specialties of interest could include: • Shot-noise limited quantum sensing: Electrometry, magnetometry • Rydberg-atom physics • RF signals and systems • Physics of atom-based vapor cells • Atom-photon interactions, including nanofabricated platforms
• PhD in Applied Physics, Physics, Electrical Engineering, or equivalent, with post-degree experience a plus. • U.S. Citizenship required. • Ability to transfer/obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance required. See http://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/ps_faqs.html
The candidate must possess: • Deep AMO expertise, experimental • Experience in precision measurement/metrology using atomic systems • Experience with laser systems, optics, vacuum systems, RF and electronics • Should also possess strong numerical and analytical modeling skills (e.g. Python, Matlab, COMSOL, etc.) • Working knowledge of data acquisition and control systems (e.g. LabView) and signal processing
Intangibles: • Detail-oriented • Strong written and verbal communications skills • Able to work in a team environment • Self-motivated • Must possess a results-oriented approach • Interest in multiple technical areas • Capable of effectively delegating project tasks to team members
--Ability to transfer/obtain/maintain a U.S. government security clearance required. See http://www.dss.mil/psmo-i/ps_faqs.html, --U.S. Citizenship required.
SRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.
Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be subject to a background check.
Internal Number: 2729BR
About SRI International
We are a 75-year pioneering research institute with a rich history supporting government and industry. SRI International (formerly Stanford Research Institute) is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, from research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products, and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact— delivering unique solutions for the world’s important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients are partners.At SRI, we believe the greatest challenges and opportunities require a collective effort to really make a difference.
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