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    The incumbent will be responsible for developing and leading a research program focused on compact instruments based on laser cooled atoms, in collaboration with Group Leader and other NIST staff. This will involve carrying out laboratory research to design build and test atomic clocks and atom interferometers based on laser cooling; working with post-doctoral research associates and graduate and undergraduate students to advance this research; publishing papers in leading scientific journals and presenting work at conferences; filing patent disclosures on appropriate inventions; working to transfer technologies to interested industry partners; and developing new ideas for future work in this area. The Group currently operates a compact cold atom clock, a compact atom interferometer designed for inertial navigation and is developing "chip-scale" cold atom clocks based on microfabrication processes.

    Travel Required

    Not required

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential

    03 - No known promotion potential

  • Job family (Series)

    1310 Physics

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