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Postdoctoral position: Superconducting single-photon detector design, fabrication and testing

The Applied Physics Division at NIST seeks qualified postdoctoral researchers to design, fabricate, and test a new type of superconducting single-photon detector. We anticipate multiple open positions in support of our efforts in developing superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs). Our group is working to better understand basic superconductor device physics and to design and fabricate next-generation SNPSDs for future applications in quantum optics, astronomy, and biomedical imaging.

The positions will be based in Boulder, Colorado, in the Quantum Nanophotonics group led by Rich Mirin. Candidates will have access to the NIST-Boulder Microfabrication Facility, a state-of-the-art 18,000 square foot cleanroom dedicated primarily to superconductor micro- and nano-fabrication.

A qualified candidate will have a PhD in electrical engineering, physics, or a related field, as well as expertise in one or more of the following: superconductivity, nanofabrication, cryogenics, microwave electronics, or optics. US citizenship is not required. Start dates are anticipated to be between April and December 2024.

To apply for a position, send a current CV, including contact information for three references and a publication list, to Marty Stevens (marty [at] (marty[at]nist[dot]gov)) or Adam McCaughan (adam.mccaughan [at] (adam[dot]mccaughan[at]nist[dot]gov)). 

Created March 4, 2024