Postdoctoral Research Associate I | Wyant College of Optical Sciences

April 6, 2023
Posting Number req11180
Department James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights The James C. Wyant College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is seeking a candidate for the position of a Postdoctoral Research Associate with a strong theoretical background in the mathematics of quantum optics and quantum information theory. Desirable skills and background include: knowledge of quantum phase space description of non-classical states of light, non-Gaussianity and entanglement measures, and an overall strong background in standard principles from electrical engineering such as linear systems theory, stochastic processes, and basic control theory principles. The candidate will work under the supervision of Prof. Saikat Guha, at the University of Arizona, along with a team of graduate students, postdocs and scientists with theoretical and experimental backgrounds, in topics surrounding photonic quantum information processing.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities - Engage in theoretical research in quantum optics and quantum information theory under minimal supervision from PI.
- Participate in scholarly discussions with colleagues on new ideas and concepts, work closely with theorists and experimentalists, author journal papers and conference articles, participate in government review meetings, and give talks and seminars on technical topics.
- The candidate will have the opportunity, if they wish, to participate in writing grant proposals for new projects.
- Supervise undergraduate/MS/PhD students.
- Additional duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or a related discipline upon hire plus demonstrated scientific and technical experience in either Electrical Engineering, Physics, Computer Science or theoretical research in quantum optics and quantum information theory, or linear systems theory.


Preferred Qualifications  
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.00
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 1/2/2023
Expected End Date  
Contact Information for Candidates Julie
Open Date 8/8/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV)
Special Instructions to Applicant  
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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