Postdoc Job Opening

The Maruyama Group at Yale has postdoc positions available at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Research interests include the search for the identity of dark matter and neutrinoless double beta decay. See below for descriptions of the available positions.

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Postdoctoral Associate, Axion Search with Rydberg Atoms

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The Maruyama Group at Yale is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team in the search for axions, a hypothetical particle that could be a component of dark matter. The successful candidate will work on the design, construction, and operation of an axion detector, as well as the analysis of data collected from the detector. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to extend the mass range reachable by current set of axion experiments by developing and adopting Rydberg atom-based photon sensing, also being developed for quantum computing. You will also have the opportunity to work on HAYSTAC Experiment (Haloscope At Yale Sensitive To Axion CDM), a microwave cavity search for cold dark matter (CDM) axions with masses above 20 μeV.


Contribute to the development and testing of Rydberg atom-based photon detection for axion dark matter searches; Participate in the operation of the axion detector and the acquisition of data with HAYSTAC; Collaborate with other members of the research team, mentor students; Publish research findings in peer-reviewed and high impact journals and present work at conferences and workshops.


PhD in physics or a related field; Strong background in atomic, experimental nuclear or particle physics, or astrophysics; Experience with data analysis and statistical methods; Excellent communication and teamwork skills; Ability to work independently and take initiative.

How to Apply

Those with Ph.D. in related fields with strong interest in the physics or instrumentation are also encouraged to apply. Applicants should send a CV, a list of publications, and a brief statement of research interests to Please arrange for two letters of recommendation to the same email address. The position is available immediately, and applications will be considered until the position is filled.