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Applied Physicist: Quantum Technology

  • Closing date: 01 Dec 2020
  • United States | RadiaBeam
  • Date posted: 02 Oct 2020
  • Job type: Industry & business
  • Discipline: Quantum science & technology 

RadiaBeam is seeking an early-career physicist with a strong scientific background in electromagnetics and quantum technologies with the ability to conduct research in novel areas of modern physics, including circuit quantum electrodynamics based on 3D superconducting resonators. The successful applicant will need to demonstrate strong knowledge in this or related fields, and the ability to perform research and hands-on experiments with limited supervision. In addition to research projects, the employee will participate in activities related to commercial projects, such as simulations, measurements and experimental commissioning of the products.

The job is a full-time regular appointment, starting ASAP. The applicant must be authorized to work in the United States. Foreign candidates with extraordinary abilities, eligible for an O-1 visa, will also be considered. This position requires relocation to Santa Monica, CA. The company will partially reimburse relocation expenses, with details to be discussed when an offer has been made.

RadiaBeam is a high-tech R&D and manufacturing company with headquarters in Santa Monica, CA. We focus on the development of particle accelerators and accelerator-related instrumentation for security, industrial, medical and research applications. Recently, we have started a Quantum Technology programme in collaboration with the University of Chicago and Argonne National Laboratory. Our staff currently consists of approximately 50 scientists, engineers, technicians and machinists. We are a stimulating company to work for, with interesting people, a laid-back culture, good work-life harmony, competitive compensation and excellent benefits.

Job duties will include

  • Perform the full cycle of research work from literature survey to prototype development and experimentation related to the development of superconducting 3D resonators.
  • Investigate funding opportunities and suggest potential new topics.
  • Work as part of a dynamic team to build new scientific instruments.
  • Collaborate with national and international laboratories to plan and execute experiments.
  • Write and review proposals, final reports and technical papers.
  • Assist with the professional development of junior engineers/technicians.
  • Participate in superconducting accelerator technology development.

Requirements

  • PhD in physics +3 years relevant work. Postdoctoral experience is an advantage.
  • Strong knowledge in quantum physics, electrodynamics and superconductivity.
  • Experience in material sciences is an advantage.
  • Knowledge of quantum computer technologies.
  • Hands-on experience in microwave circuits and measurement techniques: VNA, spectrum analyzer, Q-factor measurements.
  • Experience with cryogenic technology is an advantage.
  • Problem solving with the ability to come up with innovative solutions.
  • Ability to perform research in new areas of physics.
  • Excellent manual dexterity and hardware assembly skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

RadiaBeam offers competitive health and dental benefits, generous paid and sick leave, retirement plan with contribution-matching, and a dynamic, flexible workplace with extensive opportunity for professional advancement. We also encourage professional development of our employees, including publications and conference attendance. RadiaBeam is an equal opportunity employer. The salary will depend on the applicant’s qualifications but is expected to be in the range of $90,000–100,000 per year.

Start date: 1 August 2020
End date: 1 December 2020

To apply, interested applicants should send an e-mail with a resume, list of publications and a cover letter in PDF format to jobs@radiabeam.com with “Applied Physicist: Quantum Technologies ” in the subject line.

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