Fermilab, SQMS

4265 17349
Position ID:FNAL-SQMS-SQMSRA [#17349]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Computer Science
Physics / astrophysics
Appl Deadline:2020/11/24 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2020/10/27, listed until 2020/11/24)
Position Description:    

We Are:

Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory is seeking candidates for multiple postdoctoral Research Associate positions in the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Science (SQMS) Center to perform research in quantum computing and quantum algorithms. The SQMS Center was established by the National Quantum Initiative Act as a hub in a new cooperative ecosystem built from national labs, universities, and leading companies. The mission of the SQMS Center is to build a revolutionary new quantum science platform that exploits superconducting radio frequency cavities as quantum information processors.

We seek candidates interested in designing quantum algorithms to support the development of this innovative platform through a hardware-software co-design process. This position is ideally suited to a multidisciplinary individual who is comfortable interacting with the hardware teams as well. Previous experience with cavity QED and superconducting qubits is a plus but not required.

Every effort will be made to design the research program and maintain support for a Fermilab Research Associate such that they will have the opportunity to publish a portfolio of work aimed at securing future employment in their choice of academia, research, or industry. This includes helping our Research Associates to develop completely self-directed research programs over the course of their tenure.

In addition to work in the SQMS Center, the Fermilab Quantum Institute features a rich research portfolio, with additional opportunities to work with quantum sensors, quantum networking, and other quantum computing projects on other hardware platforms.

We respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity and abide by all environment, safety, and health regulations. We believe teams are the most successful when everyone may bring their whole selves to work. You would be joining a team with a deeply held commitment to developing and promoting an inclusive work environment.

Positions are for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension considered on a yearly basis thereafter.

You Will

• Develop new quantum algorithms for fundamental science targeting the SRF cavity platform. • Interface with hardware teams in a constructive feedback loop – with advances from both teams influencing the direction of the other. • Explore quantum technology for HEP science. • Present work to colleagues and at conferences. • Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position. • Respect, understand, and value individual differences that embody the principles of diversity.

We Are Looking For

• Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, or a relevant discipline by the time of the appointment • A clear record of scientific accomplishments and publications • Excellent verbal and written communication skills • Demonstrated computing and QIS skills, and comfort with quantum algorithms • Ability to use creative problem-solving skills independently and in collaboration with others • Ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial aircraft domestically and internationally

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit, via Academic Jobs Online (AJO): 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae, 3) research statement, 4) publication list and 5) three reference letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).


For general information about this position, please contact Gabe Perdue at perdue@fnal.gov

Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Underrepresented groups/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
PO Box 500, MS 116
Batavia, IL 60510

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