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Experimental Physicist

Information Sciences Institute Waltham, Massachusetts

Information Sciences Institute (ISI), a unit of USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering, is a world leader in the research and development of advanced information processing, computing, and communications technologies. ISI operates one of the world’s largest academic high-performance computing clusters. ISI has three research campuses:  one in Marina Del Rey, CA; one in Arlington, VA; and one in Waltham, MA. The University of Southern California/Information Sciences Institute is one of the nation’s largest, most successful university-affiliated computer research institutes. Our work ranges from theoretical basic research, such as core engineering and computer science discovery, to applied research and development, such as design and modeling of innovative prototypes and devices.

*This is a full-time position located in Waltham, MA.*

ISI is looking for talented, ambitious researchers to lead and impact experimental quantum optics and quantum information research efforts. Successful candidates for this position will generate research ideas in optical sensing, communications and computation, design and build a quantum optical research laboratory for experimentation, execute research projects in close collaboration with others, publish their research advances in top tier conferences and journals, and demonstrate leadership in the greater professional community. Candidates will have broad background and experience in quantum optics experimentation in the visible and infrared wavelengths, quantum theory of light and classical and quantum information theory.  Experience generating and characterizing non-classical states of light is particularly desirable, as well as experience in quantum information experimentation in integrated nanophotonic circuits. 

This is a full-time position. 

ISI’s research center in Waltham, MA welcomes applications from experimentalists in any of the following areas:

  • Quantum optics
  • Quantum information to include quantum sensing, communications and computation
  • Quantum tomography
  • Single-photon and non-classical state generation and characterization

Preferred Education: Ph.D. in physics or related discipline.  Postdoctoral experience is highly desired.


Preferred Experience: 3 years

Preferred Field of Expertise: Knowledge of research processes and experimental optics.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.


Minimum Education: Master's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 3 years

Minimum Field of Expertise: Knowledge of research processes and computer science.


REQ20051504 Posted Date: 10/05/2017

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