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NIST Applied Physics Postdoctoral Researcher
NIST
NIST is looking for postdoctoral researchers to design, fabricate, and test superconducting single-photon detectors and associated readout electronic circuits. We anticipate multiple open positions in support of our existing efforts in superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors (SNSPDs) and transition edges sensors (TESs). One project involves creating large arrays of infrared-sensitive SNSPDs for hyperspectral imaging to support machine vision applications in light-starved environments. Other projects are focused on quantum information applications and involve integrating SNSPDs with ion traps and optimizing the speed of photon number-resolving TESs.

The positions will be based in Boulder, Colorado, in the Quantum Photonics group led by Rich Mirin and Sae Woo Nam. 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 or a strong interest in learning nanofabrication. Expertise in cryogenics, single-photon detection technologies, or high-throughput electronics are also desirable. US citizenship is not required. Start dates are anticipated to be between December 2020 and April 2021.

To apply for a position, send a current CV, including contact information for three references and a publication list, to Marty Stevens (marty@nist.gov) or Jeff Shainline (jeffrey.shainline@nist.gov).
Superconducting Magnet Engineer
CEA
Position type: Term 12 months + possible extension of 36 months

CEA/Irfu is in charge of the development of an innovative superconducting magnet for the G-LEAD detector that will be installed at Saclay to investigate the nature of dark matter. In this framework, the Magnet Division (DACM) of CEA Saclay is looking for a superconducting magnet engineer.
The different phases of the project to which She/He will participate are:
- Design studies of the magnet
- Procurement of the magnet subcomponents
- Mechanical assembly
- Cold tests of the magnet

Position Requirements
• Ph.D or M.S. degree in Engineering or Physics
• Additional experience in a precision environment such as particle accelerators/detectors or MRI magnets would be beneficial.
• Candidate must have a strong technical background, proven analytical skills, and familiarity with magnet design and fabrication in some areas associated with superconducting materials (magnetic calculations, mechanical design, cryogenics).
• French proficiency is highly desirable to facilitate the communication with the technical team during the assembly on site

Link: http://irfu.cea.fr/en/Phocea/Vie_des_labos/Ast/ast_service.php?id_unit=732
Postdoc
UC Riverside
Nanofabrication, test and measurement of high temperature Josephson junction devices using a focused helium ion beam system.
Link: https://intra.engr.ucr.edu/~onelab/index.html
Postdoc
UC Riverside
Growth of complex oxide superconducting cuprate films for Josephson junctions using reactive sputtering and puled laser deposition.
Link: https://intra.engr.ucr.edu/~onelab/index.html
Graduate Student Researchers
UC Riverside
Our lab is looking for several PHD students for electrical engineering research in thin film growth and nanofabrication of high temperature Josephson devices. We offer (at least) 4 years of support for tuition fees and living expenses.
Link: https://intra.engr.ucr.edu/~onelab/index.html
Postdoc or PhD student for accelerator-type magnet quench protection
Tampere university
Work will include modeling of quenching Nb3Sn accelerator magnets and evaluating various quench detection and protection methods. Experimental work possibly with our international collaborators. Also work available with HTS magnets. The content of the work can be tailored according to the interests of the successful applicant.

An ideal applicant would have previous experience in superconducting magnet techonology, quench protection and multiphysics modeling, and basic programming skills (e.g. c++), and would be ready to start soon. If you meet at least 3 out of these 5, and are a great person, you may be ideal enough! 😀

The position will be posted publicly soon, but if you are interested, please do not hesitate to contact me already!

We are a team of 6-8 researchers working with applied superconductivity. We belong to the Research group of Electromechanics at Tampere university. The group has about 17 members in total.

Contract will be for 2 years (post-doc) or 3 years (PhD student), possibility to extend 0.5-1 year. Gross monthly salaries starting from 3400 e (postdoc) and 2300 e (phd student). The university offers nice staff benefits such as flexible working hours, occupational healthcare, sport facilities, etc. See www.tuni.fi/en or ask for more info in the comments!
Link: tuni.fi/en
Tenure track Assistant Professor of Experimental Physics
Santa Clara University
PhD required. Areas of interest: low-temperature, condensed matter solid state and quantum physics.
Application deadline 8 Nov 2020
Link: https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/scu/scu/job/Santa-Clara-CA/Tenure-Track-Assistant-Professor-in-Experimental-Physics_R911__;!!HXCxUKc!jDcgZWTTB59MXhzrH4PtpDK7sPf5oWURDkWz_GWYy1KInwdKCoRt0ij5w5GyMJo$
Post-doc in numerical modeling of High-Temperature Superconductors
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences
This position is intended for a highly motivated post-doc in the field of numerical modeling of High-Temperature Superconductors. Modeling will be mainly done by our in-house software (MEMEP) and applied to superconducting motors, generators and magnets. The newcomer is intended to further develop the numerical tools for multi-physics purposes (electro-magnetic, electro-thermal and mechanical) or to parallel computing (open MP or MPI). Modeling will be compared to experiments, and hence the post-doc will be in close collaboration with experimentalists.
Link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/566102
Post-doc in AC loss in HTS coils
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences
Measurement of AC loss and other screening current effects in REBCO high-temperature superconducting coils for motors and magnets. Measurements will be from 25 to 77 K in our in-house measurement systems. The post-doc will study several effects, including insulated and non-insulated coils for both superconducting motors and magnets. New ideas on improving the cryogenic system and AC loss measurements will be very welcome. Measurements will also be compared to modeling results. The post-doc could also run the simulations or restrict to experimental research, depending on their interests.
Link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/566108
PhD Student or Research Assistant in Applied Superconductivity
Institute of Electrical Engineering, Slovak Academy of Sciences
We are searching for motivated researchers to enroll to a PhD in the Department of Superconductors in our Institute. The candidate could work on one of the following topics: numerical modeling of superconducting power and magnet applications (electro-magnetic, thermal, and mechanical); AC loss measurement of tapes, wires, and windings; and electro-thermal quench measurements. We are currently working on several international and national projects regarding motors and generators for hybrid and electric aircrafts, high-field magnets, superconducting flux pumps, and other superconducting power applications. Although the official starting date of the PhD cannot be earlier than September 2021 (next academic year), we are offering a research assistant position to cover the time in between. In practice, the candidate can immediately start working on the PhD. Do not hesitate to contact me for more details!
Post-Doc in superconducting magnet diagnostics
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
We have an opening for a postdoc to work on novel magnet diagnostics and analysis techniques. Please follow the link for a position description. Thank you for your interest!
Link: https://jobs.lbl.gov/jobs/postdoctoral-fellow-1969
PhD position - Nb3Sn wires R&D
Group of Applied Superconductivity, University of Geneva
The Group of Applied Superconductivity offers a PhD student position on a project aimed at improving the current carrying capacity of Nb3Sn superconducting wires by engineering the superconductor structure at the nano-scale as well as the composition and processing of the precursor wires. The goal is to develop advanced Nb3Sn conductors that meet the magnet design requirements for the 16 T dipoles of CERN’s Future Circular Collider (FCC) study. The work will also include studying and optimizing the electromechanical properties of the conductors in view of their use in accelerator magnets. Collaboration and exchanges with researchers and engineers of CERN will be frequent. The project is co-funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and by CERN.

We are looking for a bright and highly motivated candidate, with a Master of Science degree in Applied Physics, Physics or Materials Science, awarded by an internationally recognized university-level institution. We will consider a candidate who during the BSc and/or MS programs have acquired good knowledge in at least one of the following areas: processing and characterization of superconductors, low temperature physics (covering at least electrical transport or magnetic measurement techniques) or material processing and characterization. Good English writing and speaking skills are required. Knowledge of French is an asset. The position is limited to 4 years with a one year trial period.

Link: http://supra.unige.ch
Post-doc wanted with signal processing and every photon counts background
NIST
This post-doc would be working on application with fiber laser frequency combs. One such application is free-space optical two-way time transfer, which is a mouthful way of saying finding solutions to compare atomic clocks that are far away, and share atomic clock level timing with planes and satellites.

Very few photons make it through hundreds of kilometers of atmosphere and they have to correct for doppler shifts that are millions of times larger than the timing precision needed, so this is very much a precision measurement position. They want strong signal processing skills, and somebody who is familiar with aiming for quantum limited or other irreducible noise limited measurements.
Link: http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=50&ROPCD=506862&RONum=C0416
Research Scientist (career track)
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
We have an exciting opening for a carrer-track research scientist to advance high field accelerator magnet technology
for future colliders, and support various magnet projects and programs of the Berkeley Center for Magnet Technology (BCMT), including Fusion Energy applications, the Accelerator Stewardship program, and sponsored projects.

This position is focused on developing critical R&D tools, in particular in magnet diagnostics, technology, modeling, and analysis. Please follow the link for a full description. Thank you for your interest!
Link: https://jobs.lbl.gov/jobs/research-scientist-career-track-2955
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