Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory - Physics

508 13801
Position ID:LBNLPhysics-Physics-HEPQPRPOSTDOC [#13801, 87074]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow R32.1
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / hep, High Energy Physics, Quantum Computation, Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2019/08/31help popup deleted (posted 2019/05/23, listed until 2019/11/23)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed, and no new applications will be accepted. ***

Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division has an opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the HEP.QPR Group.  The HEP.QPR Group explores novel algorithms for charged particle pattern recognition at hadron colliders using quantum computers.  

What You Will Do:

  • Research and development of pattern recognition algorithms for particle colliders on quantum computers such as quantum annealers and universal quantum computers.

  • Conduct original research independently and in collaboration.

  • Collaborate with other members of the HEP.QPR project.

  • Prepare research papers for publication, and present research findings at seminars and conferences.

  • Report results to supervisor.

  • Identify and propose new research projects aligned with the group priorities.

  • Prepare documentation on emerging quantum algorithms.

What is Required:

  • Ph.D. in High Energy Physics, Nuclear Physics, or Computer Science.

  • Proficiency in scientific computing programming languages: python and/or c++.

  • Experience in at least one of the following areas: quantum computing, high-energy physics, software development, or high-performance computing and track reconstruction.

  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in presentations and in written documents.

  • Experience in presenting scientific work through formal and informal reports and presentations; relevant publication record.

The following requested application materials listed below must be submitted through Academic Jobs Online:

  1. Curriculum Vitae.

  2. Research Statement.

  3. Publications List - Up to 10 relevant publications, including contributions for multi-author publications.

  4. At least 3 Letters of reference (to be uploaded on AJO by referee).

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 31, 2019.


  • This is a full time, 1 year, postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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