Experimental Physicist
The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory - Laurel, MD

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We seek a dedicated, detail-oriented experimental physicist with broad interests for hands-on work and reporting in support of optics, sensor development, and device physics efforts.

Duties

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Support current experimental efforts across a variety of projects including optics, sensor development, and device physics. Design, construct and conduct electrical and optical measurements. Record and analyze data using analysis software. Keep detailed written and electronic records of experiments and conditions. Prepare reports on measurements, including figures, for informal communications to collaborators and as inputs for formal documents. Work collaboratively and iteratively with junior and senior staff to achieve high-quality measurements and results. (70%)

Support and maintain facilities, including lab space and instrumentation. Keep lab space organized and maintain supplies of consumables. Monitor instrumentation and arrange for repairs. (20%)

Develop and expand skills and capabilities within the lab, through self-study, mentoring, and/or coursework in order to contribute effectively as projects evolve. (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Qualifications

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Required Qualifications:
BS/BA in Physics or a closely related field (e.g., Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Materials, Science) or equivalent years of professional work experience. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated initiative, motivation, flexibility, and interest in working in a team environment. Excited by the prospect of a dynamic work environment with the ability to participate in and prioritize concurrent tasks. Previous laboratory experience, either in Advanced laboratory coursework or research laboratories. Excellent problem solving skills and a desire to use them.

Desired Qualifications:
Multiple previous laboratory experiences, either in Advanced Laboratory (upper-level undergraduate) coursework or research laboratories. Specific experience in optical or condensed matter physics research labs. Proficiency with data analysis and instrument control software (e.g., Origin, Igor, Matlab, Labview).

Special Working Conditions:
Occasional travel (< 5%) may be required.

Security:
Ability to obtain a Secret level security clearance is required. Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits:
APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.

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