Postdoc in experimental quantum sensing

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Monday, September 30, 2019

The lab of Victor Acosta (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, USA) seeks to hire two postdoctoral researchers for projects developing quantum sensors, based on diamond NV centers, for applications in NMR spectroscopy and magnetic microscopy.

While working on the projects, postdoctoral researchers will:
★ Apply quantum mechanics, magnetism, and optical microscopy to emerging new fields.
★ Learn nanofabrication techniques in world-class cleanrooms (CHTM, CINT).
★ Collaborate with partners in academia (UCSF, Berkeley, etc.), nearby national labs (Los Alamos, Sandia), and industry (ODMR Technologies, NuevoMR, etc.).

The project builds off of recent results from our lab (*denotes equal contribution):
1. J. Smits*, J. Damron*, P. Kehayias, A. F. McDowell, N. Mosavian, N. Ristoff, I. Fescenko. A. Laraoui, A. Jarmola, V. M. Acosta, Two-dimensional nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy with a microfluidic diamond quantum sensor. Science Advances 5 eaaw7895 (2019).
2. I. Fescenko, A. Laraoui, J. Smits, N. Mosavian, P. Kehayias, J. Seto, L. Bougas, A Jarmola, V. M. Acosta, Diamond magnetic microscopy of malarial hemozoin nanocrystals. Physical Review Applied 11, 034029 (2019).
3. P. Kehayias*, A. Jarmola*, N. Mosavian, I. Fescenko, F.M. Benito, A. Laraoui, J. Smits, L. Bougas, D. Budker, A. Neumann, S. Brueck, V.M. Acosta, Solution nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy on a nanostructured diamond chip. Nature Communications 8 188 (2017).

The anticipated start date is January 2020 or earlier. To be considered, email Victor Acosta ( the following:
-Cover letter describing research interests.
-CV with complete publication record.