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Post Doctoral Fellow - Physics

Delaware State University

Job Description

Post Doctoral Fellow - Physics

Location : 1200 N Dupont Highway, Dover
Job Type : P12-Professional 12 month
Division : CAST
Job Number : 2022-00208

General Description of the Position

THIS POSITION IS 100% GRANT FUNDED

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Dr. Pati's laboratory (OSCAR, A232) - This person will work on a DoD funded research project on cold-atom Raman clock and magnetometry, and spin-squeezing enhanced sensitivity. In particular, the person will plan, develop and conduct cold-atom based experiments, and report scientific progress to Dr. Pati. As part of the postdoc mentoring plan, this person will be responsible for purchasing and maintaining various equipment in the laboratory, assist in report writing, teach substitute lectures/laboratory sessions of classes, and provide training and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students working on the project.

Essential Functions & Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

The following are the functions essential to performing this job:

  • Plan, develop and conduct experiments on cold-atom based Raman clock and magnetometry. This involves developing and operating cold-atom systems, atomic clock development using Raman-Ramsey technique, magnetometry using synchronous coherent population trapping, and developing experimental platforms for implementing spin-squeezing protocols in atomic clock and magnetometry
  • Discuss with Dr. Pati on a regular basis regarding the progress and outcome of the experiments
  • Prepare technical reports, and write manuscripts for publication
  • Purchase research supplies and equipment for project related experiments, and maintain various equipment In the laboratory
  • Teach substitute lectures and/or teach undergraduate laboratory sessions for classes, and assist in project report writing as part of postdoc mentoring by advisor
  • Provide training, mentoring and technical guidance to undergraduate and graduate students working on the project

The individual should have a PhD degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline with working experience in lasers, optics, electronics, and computer interfacing and programming in Lab VIEW and Matlab. Familiarity with principles and techniques of atomic and optical physics is also required.

Qualification Standards

Education: doctoral degree in in Physics, Electrical Engineering or a closely related discipline

Performance Standards & EEO Statement

The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Experience in in lasers, optics, electronics, and computer interfacing
  • Programming in LabVIEW and Matlab.
  • Familiarity with principles and techniques of atomic and optical physics is also required

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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