Quantum Optics - Masters Intern

Malibu, CA /
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
/ On-site
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. 

Essential Duties:
Perform cutting edge R&D under the supervision of staff scientists for next generation quantum photonic/electronic devices. Design, model, setup, and test of free-space and/fiber optic experiments. Perform measurements, collect and summarize data, present and discuss data with other scientists. Must be able to work well in a dynamic team environment and possess excellent communication skills.

Required Skills:
Some prior experience working with any of free-space/fiber optics, electronics, computer controlled experiments obtain through coursework, independent study, or other internships. Strong desire to learn and be trained in scientific laboratory techniques and experimental procedures.  
Coursework or equivalent experience in optics, lasers, quantum mechanics and similar. Programming in Matlab or Python highly desired. Working knowledge of free space optics, fiber optics, and rf-test equipment (spectrum analyzers, power meters, oscilloscopes) is desired. 

Physical Requirements:
Must be able to work safely in an optical testing laboratory. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and organization skills are required. Must be proficient in use of computers, engineering work stations, and complex electronic equipment. 

Special Requirements:
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required. 

The pay range for this position $35 - $50 per hour.
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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.

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