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Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Postdoc
Los Alamos National Laboratory in Los Alamos, New Mexico
Date Posted 09/21/2020
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
Job Title Quantum Computation and Quantum Information Postdoc
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name T-4/Phys Of Condensed Matter & Complex Sys
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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 limitations of noisy quantum computers as well as their possible use in diverse fields such as condensed matter physics, quantum chemistry and machine learning.


The successful candidate will be expected to


-          develop noise-resilient algorithms for NISQ computers and theoretical tools to study how noise affects the computation on those computers

-          develop techniques for exploiting near-term quantum computing such as quantum neural networks and identify applications that benefit from quantum advantage

-          communicate research results through reports, presentations, and peer-reviewed publications.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

The successful candidate must have a PhD or equivalent in Physics, Computer Science, 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.


Note 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 has a flexible starting date.


-           Strong candidates may be eligible for a Laboratory fellowship.  See

https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php for details.


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

Dr. Lukasz Cincio, lcincio@lanl.gov  

Dr. Patrick Coles, pcoles@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 $75,500 to $113,000 based on experience and the type of appointment.  See

https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-salary-guidelines.php for details.  

Additional Details


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.


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.

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 maternity 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)

Appointment Type Postdoc
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