Seeking Candidates for Positions in Quantum Information Research at AFRL in NM
The Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking candidates for positions in quantum information science and technology. Positions anticipated at this time include a full-time civil-service research physicist and a post-doctoral researcher. Research will be conducted within the scope of an existing quantum communication applied research program.
Requirements for eligibility include a Ph.D. in quantum information science, quantum communication, or quantum optics. US Citizenship and eligibility for a security clearance are also required.
Experience is sought in the areas of 1) quantum entanglement and bell-state measurements, 2) quantum entanglement distribution, teleportation, and quantum key distribution (QKD), 3) quantum sources including entangled photon sources and non-Poissonian photon sources, and 4) quantum channels and quantum networks.
A combination of laboratory and theoretical experience is desirable. Additional experience in free-space optical propagation is desirable but not mandatory. Additional experience with entanglement swapping, quantum memory, and quantum repeaters is also desirable but not mandatory.
The civil-service research physicist will define and lead theoretical analysis, modeling, and simulations of free-space quantum channels, define and lead laboratory and field experiments, analyze data, document research results, present findings at scientific conferences, publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals, travel for program briefings to funding agencies, and create topic solicitations for small-businesses, universities and other government contractors. This position will be advertised on usajobs.com
The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research and development in photon sources for quantum communication over long-distance free-space optical channels in support of the development of large-scale quantum networks. The postdoctoral researcher will also define and conduct laboratory and field experiments involving Bell-state measurements, teleportation and QKD, analyze data, document research results, present findings at scientific conferences, and publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This position is currently advertised on http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=13&ROPCD=131002&RONum=C0107.
Location: Starfire Optical Range, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico
Application Date: Application review will begin on 01 JAN 2018 and remain open until positions are filled.
Resumes from interested individuals meeting qualifications may be sent to email@example.com
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