University of New Mexico, Center for Quantum Information and Control

Position ID:UNM-CQuIC-PDF [#25299, req26324]
Position Title: Post Doctoral Fellow - CQuIC
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Albuquerque, New Mexico 87131, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics / Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2023/11/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/08/10, updated 2023/08/08, listed until 2023/11/15)
Position Description:    

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The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC, at the University of New Mexico invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in theoretical quantum information science (QIS) as part of the National Science Foundation’s Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP). CQuIC is an interdisciplinary QIS research center, with participating faculty from physics, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, computer science. CQuIC’s research covers a broad range of foundational and applied investigations on topics including quantum computation, control, measurement, communication, and simulation. CQuIC is an active participant in several multi-institutional centers, newly launched under the National Quantum Initiative (NQI), including the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute, “Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering” (Q-SEnSE), and the DOE “Quantum Systems Accelerator” (QSA). As a QIS theory hub, CQuIC brings together community through hosting visitors, seminars, hot-topics workshops, and as the scientific home of the well-known Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) network.

FRHTP Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue independent lines of research, to work with CQuIC faculty members, and to interact with leading researchers at CQuIC’s partner institutions, including nearby Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, industrial partner Honeywell Quantum Solutions, and collaborators at the Q-SEnSE and QSA NQI Centers. Fellows also participate in CQuIC’s hub activities, including hot-topics workshops and SQuInT.

The initial term of appointment is two years with the possibility of extension to a third year, with a competitive starting salary plus benefits and a substantial stipend for domestic and international travel and other expenses. Located in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center has contributed to research and education in quantum information theory for over 25 years. Albuquerque offers a rich cultural environment in a low cost-of-living city, with beautiful weather, hiking, nearby skiing, and other many other outdoor activities.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CQuIC is committed to inclusion and diversity in together shaping the field of quantum information science. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to comment

Qualifications Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in discipline by the start date of appointment Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated record of research accomplishment in QIS theory Potential for research accomplishment as a CQuIC postdoctoral Fellow Potential to contributed to center wide research training and FRHTP hub activities Potential to work productively with CQuIC faculty and partners Specific interest in CQuIC research Commitment to diversity equity inclusion and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities Application Instructions Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Application Instructions: Applicants who are appointed must apply at UNMJobs (, req26324; applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications), a detailed statement of interest with a proposal for research as an FRHTP Postdoctoral Fellow, and a cover letter that clearly addresses points (i)-(v) above in the criteria for successful application and specify the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants must ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation via . (Only recommendation letters are submitted through academicjobsonline and the rest of the documents need to be submitted using UNMJobs.) Applicants who are appointed to a UNM faculty position are required to provide an official certification of successful completion of all degree requirements prior to their initial employment with UNM.

For Best Consideration For best consideration, please apply by 11/15/2023. This position will remain open until filled.

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Albuquerque NM, 87131