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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Quantum Sensor Physicist in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control-signal design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement laboratories. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group's quantum information science activities include the development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits, and quantum sensing with nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond. In addition, the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations, as well as in standalone applications that include beyond-CMOS circuit technologies, energy-starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.

Job Description

The Advanced Technology Division performs research and development on component and subsystem-level technologies which can enable new approaches to DoD systems, and which advance the state-of-the-art for U.S. industry. Our expertise covers a wide front including biology, chemistry, computer science, device physics, integrated circuit design and fabrication, lithography, materials, nanofabrication, optics, optoelectronics, packaging, photonics, quantum information systems, and RF technology. We strive to understand DoD systems and develop technologies "which will make a difference."

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group is seeking highly motivated, quantum physicist/engineer to join a team in designing and building next-generation quantum sensors. Leading-edge sensor development harnesses unique quantum capabilities across a range of technologies from nitrogen vacancies in diamond to trapped ions and superconducting circuits. Candidate should be familiar with quantum theory and experiment. Experience with sensor design and experiment control .

Candidates should be interested in continuing to learn and in expanding their abilities and skills while undertaking challenging problems. Highly proficient laboratory and analytical skills, excellent communication and presentation experience, and the ability to work individually and collaboratively as part of a team are all essential.

R equired: Ph.D. degree 5+ years of experience with atomic-molecular optics or quantum defect centers.

Additional Desired Skills: Quantum engineering experience , Fielding quantum system , Developing measurement protocols , Modeling spin systems.

At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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