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Scientist II – Quantum Integrated Photonics

Malibu, CA, USA Req #196
Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

EDUCATION DESIRED: Bachelors or Masters in Physics, Applied Physics, EE or related field.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS: Design, build, perform, and analyze experiments and systems in quantum integrated photonics, chip-scale electro-optics, and nonlinear optics. Specific tasks include test of integrated optical chips targeting quantum and nonlinear effects, as well as the
simulation, design, construction, and use of cryogenic electro-optical experimental apparatus. Additional job functions include writing invention disclosures, publishing papers, attending and presenting at conferences, and briefing internal and external customers.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED: Research experience in oneor more of the following areas: photonics, cryogenics, fiber and free-space optics, microscopy, lasers, semiconductor device characterization, RF engineering, quantum information technology. Experience with multi-physics simulation (Lumerical, Comsol) and experimental free space optics, fiber optics, microwave photonic systems design and experiments (optical sources and detectors, free-space optics, optical spectrum analyzers, power meters, fiber splicers, VNAs, spectrum analyzers, high speed oscilloscopes). Programming experience in Python and/or Matlab, and 3D modelling software desired (Inventor, Solidworks).

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED: Background in one or more of the following areas: classical and quantum optics, optical spectroscopy, photonics design and engineering, electro-optic engineering, ultrafast laser physics, optical systems engineering. Knowledge of optical components and optical bench-top assemblies, as well as of microwave components and assemblies. Strong desire to learn new technologies and flexibility to change from one project to another quickly.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS: Strong communication (verbal and written) skills, active participation in R&D team activities. Able and willing to occasionally travel.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship required. Must have the ability to obtain and maintain US Government security clearance.  

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Malibu, CA, USA