MIT
Quantum Nanostructures and
Nanofabrication Group

Prof. Karl K. Berggren

Employment

This page outlines the currently available positions in our group. Potential students and employees should subscribe to our RSS News Feed or check this page frequently, as new positions will be posted on the RSS feed and on the news page of this site when they arise.

Post-Doctoral Research Associates

Superconducting Nanowires

Post-doctoral candidate sought with experience suitable for performing research in one or more of the following areas: superconducting electronics/detectors, low temperature physics, applications of superconducting devices, and related research topics. The post-doc will have an opportunity to develop superconducting-nanowire-based devices and apply them to quantum information science, energy-efficient classical computation, and the study of superconducting physics, as well as the opportunity to collaborate on other ongoing and new projects in our research group. The new hire will assist in planning and management of group activities, especially in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, planning and executing research programs, and raising funds for research. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics, or a related field. The initial emphasis of the work will be on the development superconducting circuits based on nanowire cryotrons for applications to superconducting memories and optical-electronic interfaces. Applications to single-photon will also be investigated.
Interested candidates may apply at http://goo.gl/forms/mleVXYlfWydeymej2. If this link is unavailable to you for any reason (some geographic locations block google forms), you may contact Dorothy Fleischer (dotf@mit.edu) for assistance in completing the form. Applications will be evaluated as received, with a candidate selection and appointment expected in the Fall of 2016.

Electron Optics and Nanofabrication

Post-doctoral candidate sought with experience suitable to performing research in one or more of the following areas: design of electron optics, numerical simulation of electromagnetic fields and electron trajectories in electric fields, plasmonics, nanofabrication including electron/ion beam lithography, transmission-electron microscopy or holography, electron energy-loss spectroscopy, and quantum optics. The new hire will assist in with the planning and management of the group activities, especially in mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, planning and executing research programs, and raising funds for research. The post-doc will have an opportunity to work with a small international team of researchers to develop a new electron microscope based on quantum non-demolition measurements (Kruit et al. Designs for a quantum electron microscope, Ultramicroscopy 2016, 164, 31), as well as the opportunity to collaborate on other ongoing and new projects in our research group. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science, Applied Physics, or a related field. The initial emphasis of the work will be on the demonstration of quantum-mechanically coherent electron resonators to demonstrate the proof of concept of the effect. Interested candidates may apply at http://goo.gl/forms/mleVXYlfWydeymej2. If this link is unavailable to you for any reason (some geographic locations block google forms), you may contact Dorothy Fleischer (dotf@mit.edu) for assistance in completing the form.Applications will be evaluated as received, with a candidate selection and appointment expected in the Fall of 2016.

 

We do occasionally have unadvertised opportunities arise. Please apply via this form, with a text only CV.

Graduate Research Assistants

Developing superconducting-nanowire based electronics

We are looking for a graduate research assistant (must be an admitted MIT graduate student) to develop novel quantum sensors, logic devices and digital circuits based on superconducting nanowires. Present projects can support students to develop their skills from designing and fabricating electronics to constructing working systems, which are aimed to various applications, such as quantum information science and energy-efficient classical computation. The initial emphasis of the work will be on the investigation of working principles of superconducting nanowires and development of superconducting circuits based on the nanowire-based electronics. 

Interested candidates may apply at http://goo.gl/forms/mleVXYlfWydeymej2.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistants

We continuously consider applications for undergraduate research assistant positions through the undergraduate research opportunities (UROP) program. The position would require a commitment of ~ 10 hours per week, and full-time employment during IAP and the summer. Please submit a your CV as text in the body of your application email, a list of courses taken and grades, major or intended major, and a cover letter stating your interest in the position to our administrative assistant. All this should be submitted as text in a single email, no attachments please.

Non MIT students seeking a summer or other research position, you should (1) have your own funding (e.g. through an NSF REU program); and (2) apply in the early spring by filling out this form. All materials should be submitted as text in a single email, no attachments please. We will not be able to respond to requests that do not adhere to these formatting requirements.

Administrative and Technical Staff

We are not currently hiring administrative or technical staff, however interested potential candidates should subscribe to our RSS News Feed or check this site frequently, as new positions will be posted on that feed and on the news page of this site when they arise.

Visiting Researchers and Students

We host extended visits by researchers from academia or industry or by students enrolled at other educational institutions. Generally, visits from students that last for fewer than 6 months will not be considered, while the most productive visits last at least a year.

If interested, apply via this form. In planning a visit to MIT, you may also find the information at the international student’s office and the international scholar’s office to be helpful. We will not be able to respond to requests that do not adhere to these formatting requirements.