Fermilab, Theoretical Physics Group

80 15452
Position ID:FNAL-Theory-QISRA [#15452]
Position Title: Theoretical Physics Research Associate
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States [map]
Subject Areas: Physics / Quantum Information Science, Theoretical Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2019/12/27 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2019/11/11, finished 2020/06/28, listed until 2020/01/18)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer being accepted. ***

* this map is a best-effort approximation. Open in Google Maps directly.

Open Date: November 11, 2019

Close Date: Applications due by November 27th, 2019. Acceptance of materials closed after December 6th, 2019.


The Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department expects to have post-doctoral research appointments available in the area of theoretical quantum information science (QIS), working at its interface with fundamental physics and quantum field theory. The positions will carry three-year terms, starting in the fall of 2020.

QIS is a growing research direction of the Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department with ongoing and recent work on simulation of quantum field theories and connections of quantum sensors to probes of fundamental physics The department also has an existing strong research program in Lattice QCD, Perturbative QCD, Neutrino Physics, Dark Matter, Physics Beyond the Standard Model and Astro-particle Physics and Cosmology. The Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department is part of a consortium with the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech and the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington.

Topics of interest include:

* Quantum simulation of quantum field theories describing strongly coupled systems.

* Applying quantum technologies and quantum sensors to probe fundamental physics, such as dark matter and new forces.

* Quantum algorithms for traditional HEP computational problems.

* Tensor networks, their utility for simulation and their connections to quantum gravity.

The successful candidate will take part in the Fermilab Quantum Science Program (https://qis.fnal.gov). Current members of the Theoretical Physics Department are John Campbell, Marcela Carena, Bogdan Dobrescu, Joshua Frieman, Patrick Fox, Walter Giele, Nick Gnedin, Roni Harnik, Christopher Hill, Stefan Hoeche, Craig Hogan, Dan Hooper, Gordon Krnjaic, Andreas Kronfeld, Pedro Machado, Stephen Parke, Albert Stebbins, and Michael Wagman. Scientists part of the consortium include John Preskill (Caltech) and Martin Savage and David Kaplan (U. Washington). Further details about the Theoretical Department are posted on our web page: http://theory.fnal.gov/. Postdoctoral research associates in the Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department are appointed for three years.


Candidates should have obtained a Ph.D. in theoretical particle physics or quantum information science, or a closely related field, or expect to earn a Ph.D. in the same fields, by September 1, 2020.

Demonstrated experience in theoretical physics and/or QIS research.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Willingness to respect, understand and value individual differences that embody laboratory principles of diversity and inclusion.

Ability to abide by all environment, safety and health regulations.

Application Instructions

Candidates should submit via Academic Jobs Online: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/15452.

1) Curriculum Vitae

2) List of publications

3) Statement of research interests, and

4) Three or more letters of recommendation, submitted to AJO by the reference writers.

To learn more about members of the theoretical physics department and our activities, please visit http://theory.fnal.gov and https://astro.fnal.gov/science/theory/

For other general information about these positions, please contact Theory Department Administrative Assistant Olivia Vizcarra at olivia@fnal.gov.

Physical Activity and Work Conditions

HUMAN FACTORS: Mental Concentration, Sitting, and Tight Work Schedule.

Diverse people. Diverse jobs. Great science. Fermilab is America’s particle physics and accelerator laboratory. Fermilab is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
Olivia Vizcarra
Theoretical Physics Group
PO Box 500, MS 106
Batavia, IL 60510

© 2021 AcademicJobsOnline.Org. All Rights Reserved.