MIT Lincoln Laboratory Staff Researcher (Trapped-ion Quantum Information Processing) in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Quantum information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts applied research and prototype demonstrations that draw upon a broad foundation of innovative device design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement infrastructure. Our work is directed in four primary areas: quantum information science, integrated photonics, 90-nm CMOS optimized for specialized applications, and superconducting electronics. We are vertically integrated in our core areas and have the ability to adapt designs and fabrication details to achieve optimized device performance and subsystem integration. The significant synergies among these technologies provides the opportunity to take a holistic approach to prototype demonstrations that are ready to be scaled for disruptive system capability.

Join an effort with the long-term goal of developing technologies to enable large-scale quantum information processing with individual atomic ions. Near-term research is focused on methods to enhance the fidelity of quantum operations and to control large arrays of ions, particularly using integrated technologies. Activities will include operation of cryogenic UHV systems and associated lasers and control electronics for trapping, cooling, and manipulation of individual atomic ions, as well as developing new programs in this and related areas.

Requirements include a Ph.D. in physics or related field and at least five years performing research in experimental atomic physics and/or quantum information processing. Experience with atomic laser cooling and trapping, trapped-ion techniques, UHV systems, cryogenic apparatus, laser systems and optics, and experimental automation and control is preferred.

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.