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Postdoc Positions in Experimental Atomic and Optical Physics

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Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico United States of America US

The Quantum Technologies Team in P-21 at LANL is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researchers in experimental atomic and optical physics. The positions provide an opportunity to pursue experimental study of Bose-condensed atoms in matter wave circuits with the “Painted Potential” technique used to create arbitrary and dynamic potentials. There are two opportunities. One area is focused on creating a guided matter wave interferometer with 88Sr atoms utilizing the unique characteristics of 88Sr atoms such as very small interaction strength and non-magnetic ground state. The other area is focused on creating macroscopic entangled states with an atom analog of a SQUID for quantum metrology applications with strongly interacting 39K atoms.

Applicants should have substantial experience with experiments either in cold atom physics or in areas that have equipped them to learn the relevant physics quickly.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Minimum Job Requirements
- Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in experimental atomic physics or in areas requiring similar experimental and technical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a team

Desired Skills
- Knowledge of cold atom physics
- An excellent track record of publications and experience presenting at conferences.

Education: Ph.D. in physics, or a related field, within the past five years (or soon to be completed).

Additional Details
Questions can be sent to Malcolm Boshier at or Changhyun Ryu at

Details of the Los Alamos National Laboratory Postdoc Program can be found here

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Marie Curie, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.

Please apply for this position online through the LANL website. Search for Vacancy Name IRC69468.