Physics: Atomic and Molecular, Physics: Optics and Laser, Physics: Spectroscopy
We are seeking physicists with expertise in atomic physics. As a Physicist at AOSense, you will apply your experience in laser technology and atomic physics to design, build, optimize, and test fieldable atom optic accelerometers, gyroscopes, absolute gravimeters, gravity gradiometers, atomic frequency standards, and magnetometers. You will help to guide the development of future generations of atomic devices as they transition from the laboratory into the field.
Contribute to the design of atom-based sensors and frequency standards
Coordinate physics unit (vacuum cells and optomechanics) fabrication and assembly
Specify and implement performance requirements for control and optical subsystems
Integrate atomic physics units with laser and control subsystems
Test systems for sensitivity, accuracy, and environmental susceptibilities
Contribute to research proposals for further development and applications
Demonstrated expertise in laser technology for atom-based sensors and frequency standards
Solid understanding of stability and accuracy limitations in atomic systems
Experience designing and aligning laser systems with bulk and fiber optics
Experience designing and building vacuum systems
Hands-on experience with laboratory test and measurement equipment
Excellent analytical and troubleshooting skills
Applicants should thrive in a dynamic environment
U.S. Government contracts require applicants to be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
Experience analyzing and evaluating the impact of electrical and laser noise on atomic systems
Strong interest in optimizing the precision and accuracy of atomic systems
Basic experience with optical design software (e.g., Zemax) and 3D modeling software (e.g., SolidWorks)
Ph.D. in Physics or equivalent professional experience
Salary depends on qualifications and experience
Medical and dental
AOSense is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran or disability status, or any other federal, state or local protected class.
AOSense is committed to providing equal employment opportunity to qualified individuals with disabilities. If you are disabled and require special assistance or a reasonable accommodation while seeking employment with AOSense, then please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (408) 735-9500 x210
Qualified applicants please submit your resume with cover letter at:
4 openings. Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: Salary depends on qualifications and experience
About AOSense, Inc.
AOSense, Inc. is the leading developer and manufacturer of innovative quantum technologies employing atom optics. Our products use frequency-stabilized lasers and atoms in a vacuum cell to measure accelerations, rotations, magnetic fields, and time with unparalleled accuracy and stability. Our staff includes physicists and engineers with expertise covering a wide array of disciplines. Our teams are dynamic and fast paced since our hardware is cutting edge.
The American Association of Physics Teachers (AAPT) is a partner in the AIP Career Network, a collection of online job sites for scientists, engineers, and computing
professionals. Other partners include Physics Today, the American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM), American Physical Society (APS Physics), AVS Science and Technology,
IEEE Computer Society, and the Society of Physics Students (SPS) and Sigma Pi Sigma.