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Postdoctoral position in Vapour Cell Atomic Clocks

Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories is a not-for-profit applied research institution focused on cutting-edge research and development of quantum technologies.  Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories is tackling the ambitious goal of accelerating quantum technologies from proof-of-concept to real-world applicable, commercialized solutions.  We are searching for an applied physicist to fill a postdoctoral fellow position.

We are interested in hiring a candidate who wants to work on a scientific team and has a passion for application-driven R&D.  Candidates must have a doctoral degree in electrical engineering, optics, physics or a closely related field, and an outstanding record of original published research.  The successful applicant will work under a project lead with other staff scientists and engineers. Preferred skills of particular interest are frequency combs, optical frequency references, laser spectroscopy in vapor cells and optical clocks. A desire to successfully work in a close team environment is required. We value inquisitiveness and creative problem solving above all.

Applicants should provide a full CV (including publications) and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position as well as arrange to have three recommendation letters sent to Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories. The application documents should be submitted in pdf format to [email protected].  Applications will be considered until the position is closed, however, to ensure full consideration, applications and recommendation letters should be received by January 1, 2024.

Quantum Valley Ideas Lab is committed to diversity and inclusion. A diverse workforce with a wide range of perspectives and ideas benefits our goals. We encourage qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply. If you require an alternative format for this job posting, please email “[email protected]”.

Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories is located in the Kitchener-Waterloo area of Canada, in the heart of Canada’s ‘Silicon Valley’, near Toronto. The area has excellent schools, a vibrant community atmosphere, and outstanding local Universities. Quantum Valley Ideas Laboratories offers a competitive compensation and benefits package as well as an exciting, challenging and supportive work atmosphere.

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