Fermilab, SQMS

4265 27209
Position ID:FNAL-SQMS-SQMSAS [#27209]
Position Title: Associate Scientist
Position Type:Other
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Physics / Quantum Devices and Sensing, Computational physics, Physics, Quantum Computing, Quantum Information Science, quantum information/computation, Quantum Physics
Appl Deadline:2024/03/21 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2024/02/21, listed until 2024/03/22)
Position Description:    

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Fermilab’s Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Center is seeking candidates for multiple Associate Scientist positions to perform theoretical and experimental research in superconducting systems for quantum computing and quantum sensing. 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 revolutionary new quantum science platforms that exploit superconducting radio frequency cavities and superconducting qubits for quantum information science (QIS) in the area of quantum computing, quantum sensing and quantum physics experiments.

The successful candidate is expected to work closely with quantum computing researchers at Fermilab and in the larger community associated with the Superconducting Quantum Materials and Systems (SQMS) Center. Areas of immediate interest include development of quantum technologies based on 3D superconducting cavities and qubits, developing novel architectures for quantum computing, sensing, integration and testing of quantum microwave systems.

As a member of the Center, the position will involve working with a multi-disciplinary and multi-institutional team. The research will take advantage of world-class facilities and testbeds available both at Fermilab and with national and international Center partner institutions. It will build on platforms enabled by world leading coherence times of superconducting radiofrequency cavities and transmon qubits.

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.

The appointment is for an initial term of (3) three years extendable by an additional (3) three years prior to evaluation for a permanent position.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Design and carry out original research in quantum technologies for computing or physics experiments utilizing 3D superconducting cavities. Develop research ideas into fully fledged programs, make recommendations for future research areas.

• Contribute to hardware-software co-design for developing efficient architectures of quantum computers.

• Develop technical requirements, ES&H documentation, scheduling, and budgeting for the area of assignment. Direct the work of other employees as assigned.

• Perform experiments, analyze data and apply results to progress assigned project.

• Efficiently collaborate with scientists within and outside Fermilab. Interact closely with world-leading researchers in quantum computing across governments, industry, and academia to be up to date with the state-of-the-art science and technology and to identify future research gaps and needs.

• Present research progress and results at internal meetings, give seminar and workshop/conference presentations related to area of research or assignment. Publish papers, related to scientific research in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings.

• Serve on Laboratory and professional committees as appropriate. May lecture and teach in a related field of science.

• Abide by and be responsible for performing all duties in accordance with all environmental, health and safety regulations and practices pertinent to this position.

Position Requirements

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• PhD and Postdoctoral experience in Physics, Computer Science, Microwave Engineering, QIS or related fields • Demonstrated knowledge of quantum computing and/or quantum information science • Effective interpersonal and written communication skills • Ability to work in a collaborative environment with colleagues from different disciplines

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Experience with using existing quantum computing platforms • Knowledge of quantum device physics and qubit fabrication technologies • Familiarity with superconducting qubit controls

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online:

1) Cover letter 2) Curriculum Vitae 3) Research Statement 4) Publication List 5) (3) Three Reference Letters (to be submitted by the reference writers at the AJO site).

Please apply using this link: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/27209

For general information about this position, please contact Anna Grassellino annag@fnal.gov

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
PO Box 500, MS 116
Batavia, IL 60510