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Postdoctoral Associate

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Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty



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Job Summary

We are encouraging applications for PostDoctoral Associate who will work in a team on implementing basic building blocks of scalable quantum information processing with mixed-species trapped ions.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

PREP is a special partnership between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado Boulder.  PREP provides research opportunities to CU undergraduate and graduate students, as well as researchers with a Bachelor's, Master's, or PhD in NIST labs to gain research experience alongside NIST scientists.
The particular group that needs a researcher is the Ion Storage Group under the Time and Frequency Division at NIST.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Work with team to upgrade existing apparatus, plan, implement and evaluate experiments on this apparatus, disseminate results of experiments through publication in journals and presentations.

What We Can Offer

The salary range is $66,000 - $74,000 and will be based on relevant background and experience.


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.

Be Statements

Be Engaged. Be Proactive. Be Boulder.

What We Require

  • PhD degree in physics or related field.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Experience in experimental design and carrying out experimental work in an atomic physics laboratory.  
  • Good understanding of laser technology and nonlinear frequency conversion.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter 
During the application process, you will need to enter contact information for one reference and we will request a letter of recommendation from them immediately following your application. 
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue 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 Information

Posting Contact Name: Lisa Valencia

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