Job Context and Expectations

The University of Delaware (UD) has launched a new graduate degree program in Quantum Science and Engineering (QSE). This program will train Masters and Ph.D. students with the skills required to develop hardware and software that enables devices that leverage quantum phenomena to improve sensing, computation, and simulation capabilities. The investment in the QSE program at UD builds on recent investments in research facilities, including the UD Nanofabrication Facility, Keck Microscopy Facility, Advanced Material Characterization Laboratory, Materials Growth Facility, and approximately 3000 square feet of recently renovated laboratories for solid state and quantum optics.

Under limited direction from the QSE Program Director, the QSE lab Manager will be responsible for establishing and maintaining teaching laboratories used to provide students with experience in the experimental methods of quantum science and in working with quantum hardware. The manager will also provide expert training and guidance to those conducting research in the solid state and quantum optics laboratories. The manager will coordinate the maintenance and calibration of ultrafast laser, vacuum, and cryogenic systems in this laboratory, supervise research activities by QSE Master’s students, and conduct research for external customers when appropriate. The manager will continually develop new processes to push the state-of-the-art. The manager will assist in paper and proposal preparation, including preliminary investigation and writing.

Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline by the time they would begin the position. Applicants should have at least five years of experience with ultrafast laser systems, cryogenics, or quantum optics; time spent on thesis or dissertation research can count towards this total.

To apply

Applicants are asked to provide: a) a CV, b) contact information for 3 people who can provide a letter of reference, and c) a statement of relevant experience. The CV should include educational and employment history, research training, publications, presentations, and a list of any other relevant experience. UD will send requests for letters to the references identified; applicants should alert their references to expect this request so that references are prepared to comment on the candidate’s suitability for this job. The statement of relevant experience should be 2-3 pages in length and should describe i) experience with ultrafast laser systems, cryogenics, experimental solid state materials and physics, or quantum optics; ii) the relevance of this experience to quantum systems and properties; iii) experience with the installation and/or maintenance of experimental instrumentation, and iv) a more detailed description of one experiment conducted by the applicant that illustrates their technical, collaboration, and/or communication skills.

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Applications received by May 15 are assured of full consideration.

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