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Quantum Optics Laboratory Intern

Malibu, CA, USA Req #396
Friday, December 18, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

EDUCATION DESIRED: Current graduate or exceptional undergraduate student in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Optical Engineering, or related discipline.


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.


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, semiconductor physics and similar. Programming in Python or Matlab highly desired. Working knowledge of free space optics, fiber optics, and rf-test equipment (spectrum analyzers, power meters, oscilloscopes) is desired. Modeling with Lumerical.

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.

U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status

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 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, 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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  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Malibu, CA, USA