Applied Physicist

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Applied Physicist

PSI - Boston, MA

Physical Sciences Inc., located just north of Boston, in Andover, seeks a Physicist/Engineer to contribute to the development of portable atom-based or optical sensors for precision measurement applications. PSI seeks candidates that can leverage knowledge across engineering disciplines (mechanical, optical, electrical, software etc.) along with detailed understanding of underlying physical principles to contribute to the development of novel sensors based on underlying light-atom interactions or other optical-based phenomena. The ideal candidate should be interested in a career devoted to applied research and development with strong experimental, hardware, and leadership skills. Successful candidates will contribute to existing projects as well as have opportunities to develop new programs in similar or related areas.

PSI seeks candidates with experience with one or more of the following:
• Atomic Magnetometers
• Atomic Clocks
• Atom Interferometry
• Rydberg Atoms
• Atom-Trapping and Cooling
• Hybrid electron/nuclear spin systems
• Optics, fiber optics, electro/acousto-optics, detectors
• Scientific instrumentation design and assembly
• Narrow linewidth lasers and frequency stabilization
• Optical Frequency Combs
• Precision Measurement

Candidates should have entry level (i.e., new graduate) to intermediate level (at least 5 to 10 years outside of academia) experience. Strong verbal and written communication skills are required, as the candidate will have the opportunity to participate in program reporting and professional presentations.

PhD in Physics, Applied Physics, Optics, or Electrical Engineering is required (or Masters & equivalent professional experience).

US Citizenship is also required.

Flexible spending accounts
Long-tem bank (LTB) sick hours
Short term disability insurance
Long term disability insurance
Life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance