Cryogenic Physicist

Malibu, CA

Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 


Be a main contributor toward the development of cryogenic hardware supporting spin qubit devices and testing relevant environmental control requirements. Must be able to lead cryogenic design and associated cryogenic measurements by understanding all system requirements and how they translate to hardware requirements. If requirements are unknown, individual must be able to develop an experimental plan and lead the successful execution. All of this should be completed through proper data analysis, modeling, and assimilating historical understanding. Must be able to work with a dynamic integrated engineering team and collaborate with others in constructive manner. Individual must have experience in technical communications to other team members or management via oral presentations, written reports and journal publications.



Detailed knowledge of modern experimental cryogenic physics techniques including troubleshooting associated mechanical hardware, analog electronics and noise analysis, familiarity with thermal modeling software, scientific programming for data analysis and hardware interfacing (specific language is not critical), experience in scientific communication through technical presentations and journal publications.



Must be able to climb ladders to use elevated test equipment. Must be able to work safely in a laboratory environment. Must be able to work at a computer for extended periods.



Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics, or Electrical Engineering with an emphasis on cryogenic instrumentation supporting advanced measurement techniques. Candidates with additional experience may be considered for more advanced positions.



U.S. citizenship. Must be able to obtain and maintain a US Government security clearance as required.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, age, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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