Come live in Boulder, 300 days of sunshine/year, extensive outdoor activities – climbing, hiking, biking, skiing. Boulder has 26 microbreweries, a vibrant international community and a hopping Physics scene! The Primary Frequency Standards Group in the Time and Frequency Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for a postdoctoral candidate.
The group designed, built, and operates NIST-F1 and NIST-F2 caesium fountain clocks which serve as the United States’ primary time and frequency standards with fractional uncertainties in low 10^-16 range. Also compact, portable, and autonomous laser-cooled microwave atomic clocks are under development for the next generation of GPS satellites.
We have an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The ideal candidate has a PhD in experimental atomic physics and will be expected to be involved into projects in both areas:
1. Evaluating and improving accuracy of the caesium fountains.
2. Calibration of optical frequency standards.
3. Development of automation and software for continuous fountain operation.
4. R&D for the GPS clock.
1. PhD in experimental atomic physics with focus on one of the following areas: laser cooling, atomic clocks, precision measurements.
2. Hands-on experience with single-mode tunable lasers, optics, optoelectronics.
3. Knowledge and understanding of analog and digital electronics, signal processing, embedded programming in C/C++.
4. Ability to write and debug LabView code.
Send CV to :
Dr. Yaroslav Dudin
NIST - Time and Frequency Division