Postdoctoral Research Associate (Quantum Computing)

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Application deadline: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Fermilab Scientific Computing Division (SCD) is seeking graduating PhDs in the fields of Physics and/or Quantum Computing for multiple postdoctoral positions in its newly-established Quantum Information Science (QIS) initiative. The Fermilab effort will emphasize quantum algorithm development and applications for high-energy physics, as well as co-design and planning for integrated applications with hybrid quantum/classical systems. Current areas of interest include quantum algorithms and implementations for machine learning and partial differential equations. These projects involve collaborations with other Department of Energy labs and academic institutions, as well as with industry. The candidates will also have the opportunity to work on related algorithm development and applications utilizing classical computing.
The appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal subject to continuation of the project funding and performance.
Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.
Abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations.

Qualifications and Essential Job Functions
• PhD degree in physics, computer science, or related field.
• Either prior research experience in one or more of the following areas: quantum information, quantum algorithms, or quantum optics, or experience in other areas of theoretical or experimental physics combined with a commitment to transition to a new field of research.
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Creative and independent problem solving skills

Application Instructions
Interested candidates should submit, via Academic Jobs Online (AJO): 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) publication list and 5) three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).
For general information about this position, please contact Dr. James Amundson at

Physical Activity and Work Conditions
HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, Tight Work Schedule, and Visually Demanding.
In addition, the ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial air carrier both domestically and internationally may be required.

There is no legal requirement that Fermilab sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence. As a result, Fermilab will make the decision to sponsor an employee on a case-by-case basis. Fermilab will consider the following factors, among others, when determining whether to sponsor an employee for U.S. permanent residence: performance, length of service, long-term need for the position, and cost.

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