Quantum Applied Physicist-CIPHER
Submit Resume ID: 497152
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Quantum Computing, Sensors/Optics
The Quantum Systems (QS) Division of the Georgia Tech Research Institute's
Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research
(CIPHER) Lab is seeking self-motivated individuals with experience in
quantum sensor or computing research. The division is composed of a large team
of scientists and engineers from disciplines including physics, chemistry,
electrical engineering, optical science, mechanical engineering, mathematics,
and chemical engineering. QS employees perform fundamental research exploring
next-generation technologies based on exotic physical phenomena, working to
prove that devices based on these technologies can provide real-world
solutions relevant to sponsors.
Our research portfolio includes funded programs in trapped-ion quantum
computing, simulation, and sensing, quantum magnetometry and electrometry,
molecular data storage technology, mass spectrometry, and chemical sensing.
Support is also available for development of projects outside of existing
areas of research. QS researchers frequently contribute to projects in other
GTRI labs and CIPHER divisions involving research in other topics including
artificial intelligence and machine learning, communications, biophysics,
security, and optics.
The candidate will be expected to work independently and effectively in a
highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment.
Affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology and located on its main
campus in Atlanta Georgia, GTRI offers a unique opportunity to conduct applied
research in a university setting. Employees in this position are encouraged to
publish academic literature and pursue collaborations with academic,
government, and industry partners.
An applied physicist leverages knowledge and skills from the fields of
physics, chemistry, material science, and mathematics to contributes to the
technical leadership in research projects in the analysis, design, and
development of innovative systems, sensors, or may focus on
developing/applying new materials for energy storage systems and sensors. They
design and conduct experiments and/or simulations to ascertain the physical
properties and behaviors of systems. Experiments conducted may involve the
measurement, characterization, and testing of equipment and environmental
phenomenology using specialized tools. Modeling and simulation tools developed
are based on fundamental physical principles and are used to inform the design
of systems and sensors, to evaluate their theoretical performance, and to
develop algorithms for command, control, and data exploitation. They perform
fundamental experimental or theoretical work in areas such as optical systems,
EO/IR & RF M&S and analysis, photonics and new materials. For example:
development of energy systems utilizing novel nanomaterials to create energy
producing, harvesting, and storage systems. An applied physicist contributes
to the application of new materials to the healthcare, entertainment, and
Perform basic tests, experiments, calculations, and/or simulations to
determine physical parameters/properties and behaviors of materials and
systems and conduct basic data analysis on the results of measurements
Perform literature surveys on research topics
Generate documentation of experiments and results
Contribute to existing experimental quantum sensor and
simulation/computing research programs,
Author technical reports and publications,
Present research to sponsors and peers in the lab, at program reviews, and
Keep up-to-date in relevant published literature on applied quantum
Participate in proposal writing and other business development activities.
Required Minimum Qualifications
Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited degree program relevant to
this position will be considered.
Demonstrated expertise, e.g. through peer-reviewed publications, in the
field of experimental quantum sensing or quantum computing.
Familiarity with experimental techniques common in atomic, molecular, and
optical physics labs.
Active TS/SCI Clearance
Lab experience with trapped ions, laser cooling, vapor cell sensors and
spectroscopy, or solid state color centers, e.g. NV-centers in diamond.
Experience designing and demonstrating practical or fielded quantum
Skills (any of the following): scientific programming, micro/nano-
fabrication methods, integrated photonic design.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
An ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to technical and
Education and Length of Experience
This position vacancy is an open-rank announcement. The final job offer will
be dependent on candidate qualifications in alignment with Research Faculty
Extension Professional ranks as outlined in section 3.2.1 of the Georgia Tech
5 years of related experience with a Bachelor's degree in Physics, Applied
Physics, or a related field of study.
3 years of related experience with a Masters' degree in Physics, Applied
Physics, or a related field of study.
0 years of related experience with a Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or
a related field of study.
U.S. Citizenship Requirements
Due to our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for
this position must be U.S. Citizens.
Clearance Type Required
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.
Benefits at GTRI
Comprehensive information on currently offered GTRI benefits, including Health
& Welfare, Retirement Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Time Off, and Professional
Development, can be found through this link: https: // hr.gatech.edu/benefits
Diversity & Inclusion
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to
enhance the Institute's mission of solving the world's most complex technical
problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity,
raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and
appreciation for all members of our community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of
individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks
diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.