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Senior computational physicist (simulations team)

Lace Lithography

Lace Lithography

Barcelona, Spain
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

At Lace Lithography we are looking for a Senior computational physicist to join the AI & simulations team in Barcelona. At Lace, we focus on producing a revolutionary chip lithography technology that will dramatically improve chip performance. We are recently founded and in the process of hiring the core team of the company.

Your job

You will be the senior technical contributor for the simulations team. This includes liaising with the CTO in defining the technical roadmap of the team, and being the main hands-on contributor for all physics-related computation in the company. 

Concretely, we expect you to:

  • Code, run and iterate on simulations for the supersonic source of our instrument
  • Code & evaluate atom optics simulations that reflect the interactions between neutral atoms and diffraction masks
  • Stay on top of the state of the art in the field and quickly implement methods published in academic papers
  • Actively liaison with the experimental & AI teams in order to keep all physics-related code sound and consistent with experimental results
  • Be a promoter of best practices both scientific and computational  
  • Mentor and guide the junior computational physicist in the team


  • PhD or MsC in atom optics including atom interferometry / plasma physics/ metastable atoms / fluid mechanics / related fields
  • More than three years of experience in industry or in highly competitive research settings
  • Demonstrated mentorship experience
  • Demonstrated coding skills (you will be asked to produce examples of your code)
  • Knowledge of python or other simulation programming languages/environments such as OpenFOAM, Matlab, etc.
  • Ideally, more than one first-author publication in the field


We offer a competitive compensation package including stock incentives. In addition, we offer:

  • Pension plan
  • Private insurance for you and your partner
  • 50€/month for sport expenses
  • A flexible work arrangement

If you are interested in this offer, just apply through linkedin or send an email to