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Scientist IV - Quantum Integrated Photonics

Malibu, CA, USA Req #69
Monday, July 15, 2019
EDUCATION DESIRED: Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, EE or related fields 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Design, build, perform, and analyze experiments and systems in quantum integrated photonics, chip-scale electro-optics, and nonlinear optics. Specific tasks will include design, simulation, and oversight in the fabrication of integrated optical chips targeting quantum and nonlinear effects; design and construction of cryogenic electro-optical experimental apparatus; and data collection and analysis. Additional job functions include writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, attending and presenting at conferences, and briefing internal and external customers. 

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in one or more of the following areas: photonics, cryogenics, fiber and free-space optics, microscopy, lasers, semiconductor device characterization, RF engineering, quantum information technology. Experience developing innovative solutions based upon the application of relevant research results from a wide variety of sources. Experience engineering quantum nonlinear photonic systems, e.g. entanglement sources and single-photon counting. Extensive experience with multi-physics simulation (both device and optical system), computer-aided design and layout, micro/nano fabrication, and test. Experience with free space optics, fiber optics, and microwave photonic systems design and experiments (optical sources and detectors, free-space optics, optical spectrum analyzers, power meters, fiber splicers, VNAs, spectrum analyzers, high speed oscilloscopes). Hands-on fabrication and processing experience of semiconductor materials for photonic devices, i.e. Si, GaAs, InP, InGaAs, InGaAsP, GaN, AlGaN, and lithium niobate, including associated dielectrics and metals. A record of publications in top-tier, peer-reviewed journals.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: quantum optics, photonics engineering, electro-optic engineering, ultrafast laser physics, optical systems engineering, optical semiconductor spectroscopy. In-depth knowledge of optical components and optical bench-top assemblies, as well as of microwave components and assemblies. Strong desire to learn new technologies and flexibility to change from one project to another quickly. 

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities. Able and willing to occasionally travel. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.
 
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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