University of Maryland, Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics

Position ID:Maryland-Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics-POSTDOC [#25663]
Position Title: Post-doc research associate at the interface of Nuclear and High-Energy Theory and Quantum Information Science
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:College Park, Maryland 20742, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Nuclear Theory
Physics / Quantum Information Science
High-Energy Theory / HEP-Theory (hep-th)
Appl Deadline:2023/12/01 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/09/12, listed until 2024/03/12)
Position Description:    

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Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics (MCFP) and the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, seek applications for up to two postdoctoral research associates to work at the intersection of Nuclear and High-Energy Physics and Classical and Quantum Computation. Candidates with various levels of expertise in quantum field theory, including lattice gauge theory, quantum information and quantum computation, and analytical and numerical methods in theoretical physics will be given priority.

The post-doc research associate(s) will join the group of Prof. Zohreh Davoudi ( and will work at the Physical Sciences Complex on the campus of UMD, with close proximity to a strong and diverse community of faculty, fellows, and researchers in fundamental physics (including nuclear, particle, and gravitational physics) and quantum information sciences (including quantum simulation, quantum sensing, quantum information, and quantum computation). In addition to Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics ( and the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (, the post-doc researcher(s) will enjoy interacting with researchers at the NSF Institute for Robust Quantum Simulation (, the Joint Quantum Institute (, Quantum Technology Center (, and the National Quantum Lab (Q-Lab) at the UMD ( with priority access to world-class quantum-computing facilities, among others.

Applications submitted by Dec 1, 2023 will be given the best consideration. The start date of the appointment is Fall 2024 but earlier or later start dates can be negotiated. This is a two-year position with the possibility of renewal for an extra year. In addition to a competitive salary and standard benefits, the position includes modest funds to cover research-related expenses.

Please submit a cover letter, a CV including publication list, and a research statement (no more than two pages). Please also arrange for three letters of recommendation to be submitted through AJO. Your cover letter must state your particular areas of interest and expertise, and their relevance to the position described. For questions regarding the position, you can contact Prof. Davoudi at

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation.

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Department of Physics
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742