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Postdoctoral Appointee - Theorist, Quantum Information Science

Sandia National Laboratories


Location:
Albuquerque, NM
Date:
08/18/2017
2017-08-182017-09-16
Job Code:
658229
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Job ID: 658229
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Job Title:Postdoctoral Appointee - Theorist, Quantum Information Science

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This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to support research in quantum tomography and benchmarking in the context of developing practical qubits.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Perform research and development in quantum device modeling and characterization
+ Develop new theories and protocols to probe, debug, and characterize physical qubit devices
+ Collaborate with experimental groups working to create, test, and debug small quantum processors
+ Work in collaboration with accomplished experts in quantum information science

Required:



+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline
+ Experience in a research area related to quantum information processing
+ Experience in quantum information theory and formalism
+ Experience in UNIX or LINUX operating systems, as well as with an advanced scientific programming language, such as FORTRAN, C, C++, or Python
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Desired:

+ Experience with quantum tomography (randomized benchmarking, gate set tomography, etc.)
+ Scientific programming for high performance parallel computing, including expertise with MPI-based parallel programming
+ Experience with models of quantum computation including, but not limited to the circuit model
+ Experience making effective technical presentations and interacting with customers and partner institutions
+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
+ Ability to collaborate in a team environment, and interested in interdisciplinary research
+ Independent vision, creativity, and ability to pursue and achieve R&D milestones



The Quantum Phenomena Department (01867) is part of the Material, Physical, Chemical Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories which creates new scientific knowledge in support of Sandia's national security mission. We provide science-based solutions to meet the needs of various offices within the Department of Energy (especially the Office of Basic Energy Sciences, various Energy Technology Offices, and the National Nuclear Security Administration) as well as other government agencies. Our work spans the spectrum from fundamental research to state-of-the-art applications. This department has a very broad range of research programs that include theory and experiment relating to quantum-based computation, communication, and fundamental science. Research topics in this department include quantum transport, quantum materials, quantum optics, as well as work on superconducting materials and devices. We also have ongoing work on the physics of quantum dots, quantum wells, topological insulators, and 2D materials and interfaces. The Quantum Phenomena Department at Sandia has a long history of performing cutting-edge basic research on the transmission and manipulation of quantum-based information.


About Sandia:


Sandia National Laboratories is the nation?s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

_World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

*These benefits vary by job classification.



Security Clearance:


Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) granted Q-level security clearance.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre-employment drug testing, and a pre-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT



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