The MIT-LL Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group seeks highly motivated researchers within the field of quantum information science to pursue the development of advanced technologies in the area of quantum information processing with individual atomic ions. Near-term research is focused on methods to enhance the fidelity of quantum operations, to control arrays of ions, to increase system robustness, and to advance trapped-ion computing, sensing, and time-keeping. Key technologies of current and future interest include integrated electronics and photonics and explorations of noise affecting trapped ions. Activities may include operation of cryogenic UHV systems and associated lasers and control electronics for trapping, cooling, and quantum-logical manipulation and spectroscopy of individual atomic ions, as well as design, simulation, testing, and validation of ion-trap-integrated devices. Participation in program development in this and related areas is also possible.
The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control-signal design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement infrastructure. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group's quantum information science activities include the development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits and quantum sensing with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. In addition, the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) design and fabrication, and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations, as well as in standalone applications that include beyond-CMOS circuit technologies, energy-starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.
Ph.D. in physics or related field.
At least five years performing research in experimental atomic physics and/or quantum information processing with a desired focus on quantum control of ions/atoms.
Experience with atomic laser cooling and trapping, trapped-ion techniques, UHV systems, cryogenic apparatus, laser systems and optics, integrated technologies, and experimental automation and control is preferred.
Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.
MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.
Internal Number: 61238
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