The Optical Techniques Branch is seeking a highly motivated Research Physicist to work in the Fiber Photonics Section to develop state-of-the-art fiber optic sensing techniques and instrumentation for applications in ocean metrology. A prospective candidate should hold an advanced degree, preferably a PhD, in Physics, Electrical Engineering or Applied Physics with experience in optics or optoelectronics. Specific experience in Labview, Matlab, electronic design and testing, electronic instrumentation and control and/or prototype development would be beneficial. Exceptional candidates with an MS in Physics will also be considered.
The Fiber Photonics Section conducts research into novel fiber optic and photonic devices and sensors. This position relates to the development of magnetic sensors such as optically pumped magnetometers. Other research areas in the section include sensing properties of air guided optical fiber (hollow core), Rydberg atom based electrometry, distributed sensing based on Brillouin, Rayleigh and Bragg scattering and laser based sensing, fiber optic shock wave diagnostics and fiber optic interferometry.
The candidate should be capable of working both independently as well as part of a team and may be required to participate in off site tests. Publication of research in the open literature and attendance of conferences will be strongly encouraged.
The Naval Research Laboratory conducts research in a broad range of scientific and engineering disciplines of interest to the Navy. Candidates interested in pursuing a career in research are encouraged to apply.
Applicants may send curriculum vitae, publication list, and the names of three references to Dr. Geoffrey Cranch (email@example.com, 202 404 3800) either electronically or through Code 5670, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, 4555 Overlook Ave SW, Washington, DC 20375. Please do NOT include social security number or date of birth in the application documents. When emailing, please password protect your documents and send the password in a separate email.
Candidates should be US citizens and must be able to obtain and maintain the required level of security clearance. NRL is an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: NRL/5675/082018/0001
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