Fermilab, Theory Division

80 16848
Position ID:FNAL-Theory-QISAS [#16848]
Position Title: Associate Scientist
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Astroparticle Physics, Cosmology, High Energy Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/02/28 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/09/10, finished 2021/09/04)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Fermilab’s Theoretical Physics Department is inviting applications for one or more Associate Scientist positions in the area of theoretical quantum information science (QIS), working at its interface with High Energy Physics, quantum field theory, and fundamental physics. We are seeking candidates with a doctorate in theoretical physics who have demonstrated exceptional creativity and a high level of competence in their research.

Topics of interest include:

* Quantum simulation of quantum field theories describing strongly coupled systems

* Applying quantum technologies and quantum sensors to probe fundamental physics, including dark matter and new physics searches.

* Quantum algorithms for traditional computational problems in HEP

* Broad connections of QIS and fundamental physics

This position is for a five-year term. It is equivalent to a tenure-track faculty position at a university with a possibility of leading to an appointment without time limit. An appointment at the level of Scientist or Senior Scientist, equivalent to a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor at a university, is open for consideration depending on the candidate’s expertise.

QIS is an active and growing research direction at Fermilab’s Theoretical Physics Department and in the lab more broadly(https://quantum.fnal.gov/). The Theory Department leads a QIS-HEP theory QuantISED consortium in collaboration with groups at Caltech, U. of Washington - INT , MIT, UIUC, and Purdue U. Department members also play a role in the recently launched Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems center (SQMS), Fermilab’s National Quantum Initiative (NQI) center (https://sqms.fnal.gov). The successful candidate will play central roles in these efforts and enhance the theoretical QIS research in the department. Within SQMS, theorists will have an opportunity to interact with experimentalists advancing the state of the art in coherent superconducting devices to pursue applications in both quantum computation and quantum sensing.

The Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department has a strong research program in High Energy Physics, Astro-particle physics and Cosmology. Current members of the Theoretical Physics department are William Bardeen, John Campbell, Marcela Carena, Bogdan Dobrescu, Estia Eichten, Patrick Fox, Walter Giele, Nick Gnedin, Roni Harnik, Christopher Hill, Stefan Hoche, Dan Hooper, Boris Kayser, Gordon Krnjaic, Andreas Kronfeld, Paul Mackenzie, Pedro Machado, Stephen Parke, Chris Quigg, Noemi Rocco, Albert Stebbins, Ruth Van de Water and Michael Wagman. Further details about the Theory Department are posted on our web page: https://theory.fnal.gov/.

Essential Job Functions • Conducts active research in the area. • Interacts regularly with postdocs, students, and other staff in the lab. • Publishes papers related to scientific research. • Gives seminar and conference presentations related to area of specialty or assignment. • Serves on Laboratory and professional committees as appropriate. • May lecture and teach in a related field of science. • Abides by and is responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.

Qualifications • Ph.D. in Physics or relevant subject. • Established track record of research in the field. • Excellent oral and written communication skills as demonstrated by presentations at conferences and a strong record of publications in scientific journals.

Application Instructions Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:

1) CV/Resume 2) Research Statement 3) Publication list 4) Three or more letters of reference

Please use this URL https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16848 For questions about this position, please contact Olivia Vizcarra olivia@fnal.gov

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science. Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
Olivia Vizcarra
Theoretical Physics Group
PO Box 500, MS 106
Batavia, IL 60510