Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum Information Scientist (Scientist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or Scientist 3 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.
The Physics of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems group at Los Alamos National Laboratory seeks an outstanding scientist to strengthen the group’s expanding efforts in the theory of quantum information science. The successful candidate will be a member of a research team that focuses on many aspects of quantum computing, including quantum algorithms, quantum simulation, and noisy intermediate-scale quantum computing (NISQ). The candidate is expected to lead a competitive and internationally visible research program, and to successfully propose and develop research initiatives in emerging areas of research in quantum information theory. We are particularly interested in experts with a background in quantum error correction, fault-tolerant quantum computing, error mitigation, and/or quantum-device verification, but all candidates with expertise in quantum computing will be considered.
Scientist 2 $94,100 - $155,700
The candidate should be able to work effectively as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary group conducting research on topics that include (but are not limited to) quantum machine learning, quantum simulation, condensed matter physics, quantum physics, quantum foundations, quantum metrology and sensing.
Scientist 3 $113,100 - $190,900
In addition to above details, the candidate is expected to have demonstrated leadership skills. Through active collaboration with LANL researchers and industry partners, the candidate will also enhance the broader quantum information and quantum matter research programs at Los Alamos National Laboratory.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Broad knowledge of quantum computing and quantum physics.
Outstanding record of publications in leading scientific journals.
Ability to mentor postdocs and students.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Additional Job Requirements for Scientist 3
In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:
Demonstrated experience with proposal writing in the general area of quantum computing.
Demonstrated ability to lead projects and research teams.
National and international stature in his/her field of research a s demonstrated by publications, invited presentations, professional service and/or professional honors
Education/Experience at lower level : Ph.D. in theoretical physics, computer science, or a related field, with a focus on quantum information, quantum computing or quantum physics.
Education/Experience at higher level : Ph.D. in theoretical physics, computer science, or a related field, with a focus on quantum information, quantum computing or quantum physics and 5 years relevant work experience.
Demonstrated contributions to the area of quantum computing, quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, and/or quantum sensing.
Ease of collaboration with researchers in related fields.
Experience with team building and proposal writing.
Ability to foster an environment of creativity and intellectual vibrancy.
Ability to tackle complex problems using a multidisciplinary approach.
Ability to integrate with National Lab (and DOE) culture.
An understanding of LANL’s research portfolio and mission.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year .
Note to Applicants:
Applicants should submit
a CV/resume with their list of publications and the names of three references and
a cover letter describing their research interests and addressing the above requirements and qualifications.
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Where You Will Work Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free basic life and disability insurance
Paid maternity and parental leave
Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
Onsite gyms and wellness programs
Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Contact Name Vigil, Melanie Louise
Vacancy Name: IRC92673
Organization Name T-4/Phys Of Condensed Matter & Complex Sys
Req ID: IRC92673