Postdoctoral Research Associate

James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences-University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

Job posting number: #7178833

Posted: September 13, 2023

Salary / Pay Rate: DOE

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Our research focuses on the development of scalable quantum networks for computation and sensing applications. We delve into the realm of optical quantum physics, leveraging the use of squeezed light generated by optical parametric amplifiers. Our in-depth exploration centers around the physics and dynamics of open quantum systems, where the primary quantum system interacts with either Markovian or non-Markovian baths. The objective of our research is to comprehend the capabilities and constraints of scalable quantum networks, with particular emphasis on quantum machine learning and novel computational methods.

We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral scholar who is passionate about quantum physics. The successful candidate will aid us in understanding the intricate physics of interconnected quantum systems and open quantum systems within the context of scalable quantum networks. This will involve conducting both theoretical and experimental studies using squeezed light and other photonic devices, including beam splitters and detectors. Postdoctoral level and salary is dependent upon candidate experience.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Duties and Responsibilities:

-Spearhead the design and construction of quantum optical experimental setups.
- Conduct quantum optical experiments and analyze the resulting experimental data using theoretical quantum optics formalisms.
-Develop models of quantum optical experimental systems using quantum network formalisms, with a specific emphasis on the theory of open quantum systems.
-Collaborate closely with students, providing mentorship as needed.
-Document scientific discoveries and submit manuscripts to highly regarded journals.
- Communicate scientific findings at international scientific conferences.

Minimum Qualification:
-PhD degree in a relevant field of study, which may include physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or computer science.

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Employer Location:University of Arizona
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