Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Molecular Foundry

Position ID:Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory-Molecular Foundry-QISPD [#14341]
Position Title: Quantum Information Science Postdoctoral Fellow
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Berkeley, California 94720, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Materials Science / Computational, electronic/optical/magnetic, energy, structural, biomedical, Materials by design
Physics / Quantum Science + Quantum Information Science + Quantum Optics + Theoretical Physics, Condensed Matter Theory, Materials Science, Materials Sciences, materials theory;, Quantum Computation, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Science, Quantum Optics, Quantum Science, theoretical condensed matter physics, Theoretical Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2019/08/26, finished 2019/12/03, listed until 2020/02/26)
Position Description:    

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

The Molecular Foundry Division is initiating a multi-PI program in high-throughput development and screening of quantum two-level systems, for applications in quantum information science. The Molecular Foundry seeks a postdoc to simulate decoherence processes of quantum two-level systems embedded in thin films, nanocrystals, and metal/covalent organic frameworks. The postdoc will develop and use methods to predict coherence lifetimes in the computational discovery of new two-level systems.

The postdoc will have a PhD or equivalent qualification in Physics, Chemistry or Materials Science (or a related discipline), with a background in theory/computation. They will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team at the Molecular Foundry, providing complementary expertise to experimental synthesis and characterization efforts. The postdoc will work under the supervision of Dr. Liang Tan at the theory facility of the Molecular Foundry at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.


Provide technical leadership in the area of simulation of decoherence mechanisms of color center qubits.
Utilize new developments in computational software to predict and understand experimental results.
Write both independent and collaborative manuscripts
Publish their work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature
Present their work at national meetings and at regular group meetings
Contribute positively to the active research culture at the Molecular Foundry
Work in a safe and healthy manner consistent with EH&S guidelines
Respect diversity and be inclusive in their interactions with others.

Position Qualifications:

PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline
Programming and mathematical modeling experience
Strong publication record in top-rated scientific journals, with extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts, reports and research posters. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to guide and train junior researchers.

Experience in quantum information science not required.

Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status.

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Further Info:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
1 Cyclotron Road Mailstop 67R3207
Berkeley, CA 94720

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