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Position: Quantum Computing Scientist
Institution: Brookhaven National Laboratory
Location: Long Island, New York, United States
Duties: We have an opening for multiple Scientists at different levels of technical seniority to perform original research in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Science. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with quantum computing researchers at BNL and in the larger community on exciting scientific projects of interest to DOE and other Federal Agencies. Areas of immediate interest include: development of quantum qubit technologies, superconductive computing, novel materials for quantum computing, general purpose software tools that can enhance the usability of NISQ-era quantum computers for scientific domains relevant to DOE’s missions, and for other areas of applicability of quantum computing
Requirements: PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related fields; Demonstrated knowledge of Quantum Computing and/or Quantum Information Science; Experience with using existing quantum computing platforms and/or simulators such as IBM Q, Rigetti, IonQ, etc; Experience with quantum device physics and fabrication technologies; Experience with qubit control and error mitigation
   
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We operate cutting-edge large-scale facilities for studies in physics, chemistry, biology, medicine, applied science, and a wide range of advanced technologies. The Laboratory's almost 3,000 scientists, engineers, and support staff are joined each year by more than 4,000 visiting researchers from around the world. Our award-winning history, including seven Nobel Prizes, stretches back to 1947, and we continue to unravel mysteries from the nanoscale to the cosmic scale, and everything in between. Brookhaven is operated and managed by Brookhaven Science Associates, which was founded by the Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.Organizational OverviewBrookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is a scientific, extreme scale Data Laboratory in the US, New York State, Long Island. We support the data and computational needs of on-site facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS II), the Center for Functional Nano Materials and the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program. In addition, we host the largest data center for the ATLAS experiment at CERN, and provide online and offline data services for the Japanese Belle II experiment. With over 170 PB of archived data BNL hosts one of the top 10 scientific data archives in the world, in 2019 alone we analyzed over 800 PB of scientific data. As a result, we have a lively, fast-growing data science research program at BNL, with a specific focus on the challenges presented by the analysis, interpretation, and use of data at extreme scales and in real-time. The data science program is accompanied by significant computational modeling research effort, in support of the design, planning, analysis, and interpretation of experiments and their results. The Computational Science Initiative (CSI -https://www.bnl.gov/compsci/) provides a laboratory-wide umbrella for these activities, bringing together computer scientists, applied mathematicians, and domain scientists to carry out leading-edge research, convert research results into practical solutions that advance domain science, and provide the necessary computing infrastructure services and training to support efficient operation.Position DescriptionWe have an opening for multiple Scientists at different levels of technical seniority to perform original research in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Science. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with quantum computing researchers at BNL and in the larger community on exciting scientific projects of interest to DOE and other Federal Agencies. Areas of immediate interest include: development of quantum qubit technologies, superconductive computing, novel materials for quantum computing, general purpose software tools that can enhance the usability of NISQ-era quantum computers for scientific domains relevant to DOE’s missions, and for other areas of applicability of quantum computing.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:Design and carry out original research in quantum technologies for qubits utilizing superconductive circuits, and silicon devicesContribute to HW-SW co-design for efficient enablement of quantum computingCollaborate with scientists within and outside of BNLBring together and interact closely with world-leading scientists in quantum computing across governments, industry, and academia to understand the latest state-of-the-art research and to help identify future research gaps and needsDevelop research ideas into actionable research strategies and programsPresent research progress and outcome at internal meetings, external conferences and workshopsPublish research findings in peer-reviewed journals or conference proceedingMakes recommendations for future research areas of interestParticipate in site visitsReviews and offer guidance for a portfolio of projects in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information SciencePosition RequirementsRequired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:PhD in Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science or related fieldsDemonstrated knowledge of Quantum Computing and/or Quantum Information ScienceEffective interpersonal and written communication skillsThe ability to work in a collaborative environment with researchers from different scientific disciplinesAbility to obtain and maintain a security clearance.Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Experience with using existing quantum computing platforms and/or simulators such as IBM Q, Rigetti, IonQ, etc.Experience with quantum device physics and fabrication technologiesExperience with qubit control and error mitigationAt Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. 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