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Postdoctoral Associate

Requisition Number:

18232

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Job Summary

Vladislav Gerginov, PhD, Senior Research Associate, and Svenja Knappe, Research Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Colorado Boulder (UCB), are currently searching for a motivated postdoc interested in developing a low-frequency communications atomic sensor. We are specifically interested in the detection of digitally encoded magnetic signals in the presence of strong signal attenuation and noise. The technology is based on optically-pumped atomic magnetometers (OPMs) used as small-size, highly-sensitive antennas. Our laboratory is dedicated to the development of miniature atomic sensors for highly-sensitive detection of magnetic fields. We have expertise in the application of miniaturized OPMs in areas such as brain activity imaging and brain-computer interface applications. UCB is a highly collaborative place that provides excellent individual career development opportunities and access to cutting edge technologies.

Who We Are

Hands-on learning, advanced research, and an entrepreneurial spirit are defining the next generation of engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder. Students in the Department of Mechanical Engineering learn from a vibrant faculty conducting diverse research in consumer products, robotics, thermodynamics, energy, and the environment. We’re home to nearly 1,200 students in undergraduate, graduate, and PhD programs.

We offer world-class facilities and an unrivaled spirit for business and industry. CU Boulder is ranked the #18th most entrepreneurial university in the nation by Forbes Magazine (2015). We also have strong connections to multiple national laboratories located here in Boulder, providing real-world research opportunities for students.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

We are searching for a motivated postdoc interested in developing a low-frequency communications atomic sensor. We are specifically interested in the detection of digitally encoded magnetic signals in the presence of strong signal attenuation and noise. The technology is based on optically-pumped atomic magnetometers (OPMs) used as small-size, highly-sensitive antennas.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • You are about to complete your Ph.D. or have completed your Ph.D. within the last 2 years.
  • Your interest and expertise lie in the development of scientific instruments.
  • Expertise in CAD design, digital electronics, and optics recommended.
  • Prior experience in the field of laser spectroscopy is a plus but not required.
  • You are expected to work independently, to reliably plan and execute experiments and to adjust to a highly flexible and dynamic environment.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. Proof of Degree
    • The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree
  4. Letter of Recommendation
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: Recruiting@colorado.edu

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