Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, Jefferson Lab

Position ID:Jlab-Theory-QC20 [#17209, 12204]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Computing
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Newport News, Virginia 23606, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Nuclear Theory
Quantum Computing
Lattice Field Theory
Appl Deadline:2020/10/30 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2020/10/16, finished 2021/05/01, listed until 2021/04/16)
Position Description:    

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The Theory Group at Jefferson Lab expects to have a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position beginning on Nov. 1, 2020. A later start date is possible. The successful candidate will join a program of research and development in close collaboration with members of the Theory Group and researchers at the University of Virginia to support the Jefferson Lab Directed project in Quantum Computing. The position will focus on theory and algorithmic developments to harness the optics-based near-term quantum computing system, developed within the Atomic and Molecular Optics group at UVA, for Nuclear Physics research in support of the Jefferson Lab 12 GeV program and the future Electron Ion Collider.

Applicants must upload (1) your cv, (2) three letters of recommendations, (3) research interest, and (4) a publication list through the Academic Jobs Online through this website. The applicant must also apply to Jefferson Lab’s online application tracking system for Postdoctoral Research Positions at under Job ID 12204. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2020.

Position Requirements  * A PhD in an appropriate area of computational physics is a prerequisite, together with a record of publications in leading journals and talks at workshops and conferences. * Experience with calculations using Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics methods are desired. * Software development to support lattice Quantum Chromodynamics calculations. * Research into improved methods to support lattice Quantum Chromodynamics calculations.

Mental Requirements • Ability to comprehend, formulate, and communicate highly abstract concepts • Ability to express or exchange complex ideas by means of spoken and written communication • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and develop models

Physical Requirements • Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally • Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders • Ability to work on a computer for extended periods • Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms • Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

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Further Info:
Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
Theory Group
Cebaf Center, Suite 1
12000 Jefferson Avenue
Newport News, Virginia, 23606

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