Postdoctoral Associate/Research Engineer on Magnetic Tunnel Junctions for Stochastic Computing at NYU


A postdoctoral associate/research engineer position is available in Prof. Andrew Kent’s research group in the Center for Quantum Phenomena of the Department of Physics. The position is focused on developing magnetic tunnel junction circuits and measurement capabilities that enable the generation of large random bitstreams. The successful candidate will have experience with some of the following aspects of the project:

1) Circuits: design of circuit boards, testing and measurement of magnetic or semiconductor devices

2) High speed measurement electronics: ADCs, comparators, oscilloscopes and arbitrary waveform generators

3) Programming: interfacing high-speed electronics to lab computers to enable fast data acquisition, storage and analysis, e.g., with Python and C++

4) Experience with data processing and analysis

The position will also involve working with national lab and university teams with expertise in probabilistic computing, device modeling, algorithms and circuit architectures. Good communication, writing and interpersonal skills are essential.

Job Summary:

Setup and perform experiments; analyze data; prepare and present reports of the results of your research and experiments; assist and supervise the work of other lab members.


Ph.D. in Physics, Applied Physics or Electrical Engineering, within 0-5 years of post-PhD training.

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