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Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum Computing Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC75037


Job Title Quantum Computing Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name T-4/Phys Of Condensed Matter & Complex Sys

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What You Will Do

The Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is currently seeking highly motivated applicants for a postdoctoral position in quantum computing. A main goal is to investigate methods for simulating physical systems on quantum computers. The successful candidate will work on a project that considers various models of computation. The postdoc will be mentored by a Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who is an expert in the field and will also be encouraged to collaborate with scientists in the Computer, Computational, and Statistical Sciences Division (CCS).

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Research experience in quantum computing supported by high-profile publications.

  • Demonstrated research ability, as evidenced by publications, reports, presentations, awards, etc.

  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written).

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated expertise with numerical methods for simulating quantum systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and with minimum supervision.

  • Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible enough to learn new areas of research as needed.

  • Ability to work effectively as a part of a team in a multi-disciplinary environment and interact with people with a variety of expertise.

Education Required

  • A PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, Materials Science, Chemistry, or related fields, completed within the last five years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants:

For full consideration, please submit a cover letter, a CV, and three names of references who can provide recommendation letters. This appointment is valid for two years. Review of applications will begin on August 15, 2019, and the position will remain open until filled.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Rolando Somma ( somma@lanl.gov ).

Additional Details:

Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program .

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

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Req ID: IRC75037