Los Alamos National Laboratory, Theoretical Division, T-4

Position ID:LANL-Theoretical Division, T-4-QIPOST23 [#23243, IRC114377]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Computation and Quantum Information
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Los Alamos, New Mexico 87544, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Quantum Computing
Quantum Information Science
Appl Deadline:2022/11/18 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/10/12, finished 2023/05/20)
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Postdoctoral Scholar in Quantum Computation and Quantum Information

Detailed Description “What You Will Do”

Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking postdoctoral researchers to work both independently and in a team environment on numerous aspects of quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum machine learning. The research will concentrate on noisy, intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computers and their applications. The positions provide opportunity to perform fundamental research on the applications and limitations of noisy quantum computers, with emphasis in diverse fields such as condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry, quantum sensing, and machine learning.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop techniques for exploiting near-term quantum computing such as quantum machine learning and identify applications that benefit from quantum advantage develop noise-resilient algorithms for NISQ computers and theoretical tools to study and mitigate noise that affects the computation on those devices mentor summer students, communicate research results through reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.

Job Requirements “What You Need”

The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in Physics, Computer Science, Chemistry, Mathematics, or related field from an accredited college or university (completed within the last 5 years). The candidate must demonstrate substantial research experience in one or more of the fields of quantum information, quantum algorithms, condensed-matter physics, quantum chemistry, simulation of quantum systems and machine learning. The successful candidate must be able to produce high quality research, as evidenced by past publications, reports, presentations, awards, etc. Preference will be given to candidates with strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment.

Notes to Applicants

Please include a curriculum vitae with a publication list - preferably with citation counts - and a detailed cover letter (guideline: 1–2 pages) that describes your research interests and qualifications. The cover letter should address how your qualifications meet the job requirements. You should provide the names of three people who can serve as references for your abilities.

The position is available immediately and has a flexible starting date.

Strong candidates may be eligible for a Laboratory fellowship. See https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php for more information about postdoc positions at LANL, appointment types and salary guidelines.

In addition to applying online, please send the cover letter and CV to:

Dr. Lukasz Cincio, lcincio@lanl.gov

Dr. Marco Cerezo, cerezo@lanl.gov

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until all positions are filled. The positions have an initial appointment of two years with possible third year extension. Salaries range from $92,000 to $124,000 based on experience and the type of appointment. See https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php for details.

Summary/Overview “Where You Will Work”

Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

- PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

- Dental and vision insurance

- Free basic life and disability insurance

- Paid childbirth and parental leave

- Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

- Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

- Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)

- Onsite gyms and wellness programs

- Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details

Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2. Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A. Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test - The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Equal Opportunity - Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Employment Status - Full Time

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Los Alamos National Laboratory
P.O. Box 1663
Bikini Atoll Road, SM-30
Los Alamos, NM 87545