Researcher/Scientist IV | Wyant College of Optical Sciences

April 6, 2023
Posting Number req11170
Department James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci
Department Website Link
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is seeking a candidate for a PI-eligible senior experimentalist research scientist, who will lead and oversee a substantial experimental project on quantum repeater development within the NSF-funded Center for Quantum Networks. The ideal candidate would have a strong graduate research experience in quantum non-linear optics with a focus on squeezed light generation and manipulation. A strong background in quantum information, especially continuous variable quantum optics, and prior experimental background in spin-qubits (such as color centers in diamond) are strongly desirable. The successful candidate should hold, by the time of employment, a Ph.D. degree in Optics, Physics/Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

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

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Duties & Responsibilities

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Engage in experimental research in quantum enhanced photonic information processing with applications to continuous variable quantum information processing, with minimal supervision.
  • 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
  • The successful candidate should hold, by the time of employment, a Ph.D. degree in Optics, Physics/Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience is required.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Demonstrated scientific and technical experience in some of the aforementioned areas.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
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)
Grade 10
Career Stream and Level PC4
Job Family Researchers & Scientists
Job Function Research
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date  
Expected End Date  
Contact Information for Candidates Brianna Moreno
Open Date 7/29/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
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 and a Native American/Alaska Native-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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