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Employment Opportunities

Postdoctoral Fellowships (Three Open Positions)

Postdoc- Hybrid Quantum Systems
A Postdoctoral Associate or more senior position is available in the Quantum Coherence Laboratory under the direction of Professor Jason Petta in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. The successful candidate will participate in the research activities of the lab with graduate and undergraduate students as well as other postdoctoral scientists.

Electron spins are attractive candidates for quantum bits due to the fact that they can be easily controlled via electrical methods. However, electron spins are difficult to transport over long distances, as would be required for quantum communication or long range coupling. This postdoc position is focused on developing hybrid quantum systems that can be used to couple the spin degree of freedom to a propagating electromagnetic field. The candidate will also develop quantum limited parametric amplifiers. Candidates applying for the position must be skilled at electron beam lithography or have experience operating a dilution refrigerator. We seek candidates with strong leadership skills who will help foster a safe and efficient laboratory work environment. Candidates for the position must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline. Princeton offers a broad benefits package.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to https://physics.princeton.edu/jobs. The appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. For further information, please contact Professor Jason Petta, petta@princeton.edu. The position is open until filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Please click here to apply

Postdoc- Quantum Nanostructures
A Postdoctoral Associate or more senior position is available in the Quantum Coherence Laboratory under the direction of Professor Jason Petta in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. The successful candidate will participate in the research activities of the lab with graduate and undergraduate students as well as other postdoctoral scientists.

Topological insulators support highly conductive surface states that may be useful in next generation quantum devices. However, most topological insulators are highly conductive in the bulk and transport through the bulk overwhelms surface state transport. Recently we have demonstrated the synthesis of Bi2Te3 in the form of highly ordered nanotubes. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to lead the project over the next two to three years. Research tasks include the templated synthesis of Bi2Te3 nanotubes and their assembly in nanoscale electronic devices. The candidate must have experience in molecular beam epitaxy, metal-organic chemical vapor deposition, or chemical beam epitaxy. In addition, the candidate should have basic experience in sample fabrication and electron microscopy techniques. We seek candidates with strong leadership skills who will help foster a safe and efficient laboratory work environment. Candidates for the position must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline. Princeton offers a broad benefits package.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to https://physics.princeton.edu/jobs. The appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. For further information, please contact Professor Jason Petta, petta@princeton.edu. The position is open until filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Please click here to apply

Postdoc- Semiconductor Spin Qubits
A Postdoctoral Associate or more senior position is available in the Quantum Coherence Laboratory under the direction of Professor Jason Petta in the Department of Physics at Princeton University. The successful candidate will participate in the research activities of the lab with graduate and undergraduate students as well as other postdoctoral scientists.

The research project is focused on the development of ultra-long coherence time spin qubits in non-nuclear materials, with an emphasis on the Si/SiGe two-dimensional electron gas system. This project builds upon our successes in the GaAs spin qubit system. Candidates applying for the position must be skilled at electron beam lithography or have experience operating a dilution refrigerator. We seek candidates with strong leadership skills who will help foster a safe and efficient laboratory work environment. Candidates for the position must have a Doctorate degree in Physics or a related discipline. Princeton University offers a broad benefits package.

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to https://physics.princeton.edu/jobs. The appointment is for one year with possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. For further information, please contact Professor Jason Petta, petta@princeton.edu. The position is open until filled.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy. Please click here to apply

Graduate Students

The Petta Group has openings for graduate students. Interested students are encouraged to directly contact Jason.
Princeton Graduate Admissions
Hertz Foundation Applied Science Fellowships
National Defense Science and Engineering Graduate Fellowship
NSF Graduate Research Fellowship


Undergraduate Students

There are no available positions at this time.
Princeton Undergraduate Admissions
Princeton Center for Complex Materials REU program (For undergraduates outside of Princeton)
Summer research opportunities at Princeton (Princeton undergraduates)