Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum Information Postdoctoral Researcher in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking postdoctoral researchers to work both independently and in a team environment on numerous aspects of quantum computing and quantum information, including at the interface of condensed-matter physics. One particular goal is to produce the foundational research needed to convert noisy, intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers into a reliable resource that can benefit both LANL's scientific and national-security missions.

The successful candidate will be expected to

  • conduct research to identify areas of promise and to develop methodologies for exploiting near-term quantum computing technologies,

  • develop theoretical and computational tools for quantum computers, and

  • communicate research results through reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.

Current members of the research team at LANL include Wojciech Zurek, Nikolai Sinitsyn, Hristo Djidjev, Rolando Somma, Scott Pakin, Andrew Sornborger, Patrick Coles, Łukasz Cincio, and Yiğit Subaşı.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • PhD or equivalent in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related field from an accredited college or university

  • Substantial research experience in one or more of the fields of quantum information, quantum algorithms, quantum foundations, condensed-matter physics, and simulation of quantum systems

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

  • Excellent communication skills, as evidenced by publications and a cogent cover letter

  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment

Education: PhD in related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Please include a curriculum vitæ with a publication list—preferably with citation counts—and a detailed cover letter (guideline: 1–2 pages) that describes your research interests and qualifications and addresses how your qualifications meet the job requirements. You should provide the names of three people who can serve as references for your abilities.

  • The position has a flexible starting date.

  • Strong candidates may be eligible for a Laboratory fellowship. See https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php for details.

Salary - Competitive salaries are based on the date the PhD degree requirements were completed or the degree was awarded. On the anniversary of these dates, salaries are automatically adjusted to the next higher level, e.g., PhD + 0: $74,000; PhD + 1: $75,900, etc. For more information see our Postdoc Salary Guidelines, http://int.lanl.gov/employees/postdoc-program/becoming-postdoc/appointments/salary-guidelines.shtml

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.

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.

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

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

Job Title: Quantum Information Postdoctoral Researcher

Appointment Type: Postdoc

Req ID: IRC69501