The MITRE Corporation Experimental Quantum Physicist / Engineer in McLean, Virginia

Experimental Quantum Physicist / Engineer


Why choose between doing meaningful work and having a fulfilling life? At MITRE, you can have both. That's because MITRE people are committed to tackling our nation's toughest challenges—and we're committed to the long-term well-being of our employees. MITRE is different from most technology companies. We are a not-for-profit corporation chartered to work for the public interest, with no commercial conflicts to influence what we do. The R&D centers we operate for the government create lasting impact in fields as diverse as cybersecurity, healthcare, aviation, defense, and enterprise transformation. We're making a difference every day—working for a safer, healthier, and more secure nation and world. Our workplace reflects our values. We offer competitive benefits, exceptional professional development opportunities, and a culture of innovation that embraces diversity, inclusion, flexibility, collaboration, and career growth. If this sounds like the choice you want to make, then choose MITRE—and make a difference with us.

MITRE is seeking Highly qualified and motivated scientist/engineer to join MITRE’s Quantum “Moonshot” Program. The candidate should have intimate knowledge or experience in quantum optics and integrated photonics. In this role, you will apply your technical experience in quantum physics and photonics to develop entangled photon sources, chip-based quantum photonic circuits, or quantum optical measurement systems. You will also collaborate with other team members to integrate generation, control, and measurement of photonic or matter quantum bits for the development of a photonic universal quantum computer.

This position offers opportunities to work on a wide range of problems in quantum science and technology, impact research directions, and collaborate with internal and external teams possessing a broad range of expertise and skills.


Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, Electrical Engineering, Quantum Optics/Photonics or related optical field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral or postdoctoral research experience to advance photonic or quantum technologies in industry, government, or academia

  • Background in experimental physics: quantum optical measurements, condensed matter, solid-state spin qubits, micro- and nano-fabrication, and spin resonance physics

  • Background in engineering: design and construction of quantum photonic systems, microwave/RF engineering, and single photon detectors

  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Physics .

Job Electrical Engineering

Primary Location United States-Massachusetts-Bedford

Other Locations United States-Virginia-McLean

This requisition requires a clearance of Secret

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Job Posting Jul 20, 2018, 10:26:50 AM

Req ID: 00050060