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Announcements for Positions External to JQI


Department of Physics at UMass Amherst has begun an expansion of its faculty.

As part of this expansion, the Department invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in 
theoretical condensed matter physics to start September 1, 2016
The deadline for applications is October 13, 2015.
Applications from highly qualified candidates from diverse and under-represented groups are especially encouraged. More details can be found at the following link: 


R&D Physicist with Sandia National Lab

Job # 650943 

We seek a technical staff member to join our interdisciplinary team performing research and development activities in quantum information science. This team member will lead investigation of optomechanical interactions and fundamental limits of measurement sensitivity using cavity quantum electrodynamics to probe trapped atoms for the purpose of researching quantum-sensing capabilities. The work broadly encompasses laboratory experimentation and testing, theory and simulation, device design and fabrication, and probing of quantum phenomena. The successful candidate will contribute to existing projects as well as have opportunities to pursue new programs both internally and externally, through proposal writing and customer development.

More Information at

Experimental physicist at Symmetricom

Symmetricom is currently looking for an experimental physicist to serve as R&D group leader / chief scientist in our Beverly location, see and,Job

Ideally, this would be someone with a Ph.D. in atomic physics and tens of years of post-Ph.D. experience managing and executing R&D projects. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this opportunity, please let me know. I would be happy to chat with them about Symmetricom and our group.

Optical Engineer 2

Job Location: East Hartford, CT 06108

Business Sector : Aerospace Systems

Location : East Hartford, CT 06108

US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes

Relocation Assistance: No

Clearance Type: Top Secret

Number of Openings : 1

Shift : 1st Shift


AOA Xinetics (AOX), a Northrop Grumman Aerospace Systems (NGAS) strategic business unit, is currently seeking an Engineer 2 in our East Hartford, CT location.

The Engineer will be engaged in supporting Laser based research efforts encompassing the following engineering disciplines: Lasers, Electro-Optical Systems, and computer sciences. S/He will demonstrate the skill and ability to perform moderately complex professional tasks, applying technical standards,

principles, theories, concepts and techniques. Working under general supervision, the Engineer will be expected to provide solutions to a variety of technical problems of increasing scope and complexity as assigned.

Basic Qualifications:

- BS in Engineering or related field with two (2) years of related experience

- Experience with Lasers and Optics

- Hands on Laboratory experience

- Familiarity with complex computer operated systems with some exposure to programming

- Possess an aptitude or skill set for working with precision motion control equipment

- Ability to clearly and effectively present technical approaches and findings to various levels of audiences

- Occasional travel required, about 10%

Preferred Qualifications:

- Active Government Top Secret Clearance

- Experience with LabView and MatLAB




Magnetism with dipolar quantum gases

We offer an 18 months postdoctoral experimental position in the field of quantum dipolar gases. The candidate will work on an experimental setup which produces both Bose Einstein Condensates and Fermi seas made of chromium atoms. The main objective is to explore quantum magnetism with dipolar gases, where exchange processes are directly due to spin-spin dipolar interactions. After first recent results which have demonstrated many-body spin exchange dynamics in a 3D lattice, our goal is now to study the many-particle entanglement which should emerge as spin dynamics occurs between the atoms. We plan to reveal entanglement through measurements of global spin fluctuations using an entanglement witness. Bipartite entanglement will also be explored using local measurements of spin fluctuations.  
The candidate will be in charge of running the experiment together with one PhD student. The focus of his research will be the control and the measurement of the spin degrees of freedom of bosonic 52 Cr and fermionic 53 Cr atoms, and the study of quantum correlations in lattice dipolar quantum gases. Research will be performed in strong collaboration with theoreticians from our group and collaborators of Laboratory MPQ of Paris Diderot University.

Applicants should have a PhD in experimental physics, with skills in laser physics, electronics, and atomic physics. They should have experience in cold atom physics and quantum gases. 

Salary : 2400 Euros per month (net salary)

Start date : september 2015 or later 

The Laboratory (Laboratoire de Physique des Lasers) is located in close North Suburbs of Paris, on the campus of Université P13 (30 min commuting from Paris centre). It hosts five different experimental projects on cold atoms and quantum degenerate gases (Rb, Na, Ar*, Sr, Cr). Our group is a member of the IFRAF Paris network on cold atoms.

Contact :

Bruno Laburthe-Tolra 00 33 1 49 40 38 52

and Laurent Vernac 00 33 1 49 40 38 54

We advertise an open post-doctoral position to work in Paris North University on an experiment studying quantum magnetism using dipolar chromium gases loaded into optical lattices.

More details are at

Postdoc or PhD student at Vienna Center of Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ), A. Zeilinger group

If you are interested in exploring the fundamental phenomena of quantum physics, have a strong background in cold-atom experiments and quantum optics, Bose-Einstein condensates (BEC) in particular, and would love to join a young, international and energetic team of bright researchers at the cutting edge of quantum science, apply now!

The candidate will be working to implement novel atom-entangled states using our metastable helium BEC experiment at the Austrian Academy of Science’s Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information in Vienna.


The goal of our project is to create three-dimensional realizations of a famous state proposed by Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen (EPR) in 1935. These states are entangled in position and momentum, and this realization will enable novel fundamental experiments. In the last few years, we have built a BEC experiment with helium-4* and verified the fact that we indeed obtained Bose-Einstein condensation. The idea now is to, using laser pulses, introduce collisions between atoms and thus obtain atom-atom entangled states. A novel highly sensitive position-resolving detection system will make it possible to identify the individual atoms and to reconstruct their momentum-space distribution. The final goal of the experiment is to combine our experience in BEC with the vast experience of our group with entangled photons to ultimately observe Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations.*

We expect that the resulting new field will be as rich as the field of the physics of down-converted photons. By transferring the interesting phenomena studied there to the atom domain, new experiments will be possible due to the much stronger influence of gravity on atoms and the differences between the statistics of fermions and bosons. New possibilities will emerge to create hybrid entangled states between photons and atoms, and to study the interaction of atoms with complex light patterns obtained using spatial light modulators. This will open a novel way to holography with matter waves.


Our ideal candidate has a strong background in cold atom experiments and quantum optics and is interested in exploring very fundamental phenomena.


Expressions of interest or applications with relevant material (CV, list of publications, names of three references) should be sent to Claudia Roithinger at

*M. Keller, M. Kotyrba, F. Leupold, M. Singh, M. Ebner and A. Zeilinger, A Bose-Einstein condensate of metastable helium for quantum correlation experiments, arxiv:1406.1322 [quant-ph] (2014); J. Kofler, M. Singh, M. Ebner, M. Keller, M. Kotyrba and A. Zeilinger, Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen correlations from colliding Bose-Einstein condensates, Phys. Rev. A 86, 032115 (2012).

PostDoctoral Postion at the Laboratoire Kastler Brossel : Nanofibers for quantum optics with nano crystals.

This position is a 1 year postdoctoral research position with financing by the “Research in Paris” programme.The successful applicant will work on a new experiment about single photon emitter based on nano crystals coupled to tapered nanofibers.More information on the “Research in Paris” programme :

Postdoctoral Position at Army Research Lab

The Cold Atom Optics group at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory in Adelphi, MD is seeking a postdoctoral researcher to join one of the ongoing projects in either atom-chip interferometry or quantum information processing with neutral atoms.  Applicants must have a PhD in physics or a related field, and should have laboratory experience in cold atomic ensembles or ions, entanglement of photons and/or atoms or related subjects.  The postdoctoral fellowship appointment is administered through the National Research Council (NRC) or the Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). The postdoctoral program benefits include family health care, travel to conferences, relocation support and a highly competitive stipend. Applications (including CV, list of publications, and three references) should be sent to Dr. Qudsia Quraishi at

Postdoctoral Fellowship NRL

Postdoctoral Fellowships are available in quantum information sciences at the Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC.  Our core research effort involves quantum optics and semiconductor qubits in solid state optical architectures such as photonic crystals. We are working on several applications in quantum sensing, communication, and processing []. Our research team includes MBE growth, nanofabrication, quantum optics, opto-mechanics, and modeling.  Applicants must meet the requirements of the National Research Council postdoctoral program [] or the American Society for Engineering Education Postdoctoral Fellowship Program [] and must be a US citizen or hold a green card to apply.  For additional information contact Sam Carter [], Allan Bracker[] or Dan Gammon [].

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