Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at Fermilab

  • By Ke Xu
  • 1 October 2018

The Fermilab Quantum Science Program ( is seeking PhDs in the fields of Physics, Quantum Science, Mathematics, or Computer Science, to explore algorithms and computational infrastructure for Quantum Computing as a postdoctoral researcher.

Fermilab is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral researcher position as a part of its newly-established quantum science program. This position will have emphasis on quantum algorithm development for high-energy physics, as well as toolkits and infrastructure to enable hybrid quantum/classical applications to access state-of-the-art quantum computing facilities. 

The program includes projects exploring optimization and machine learning on quantum systems. Through these projects, we collaborate directly with other DOE labs, academic institutions, and industry. Our partners include Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Google, and Rigetti Computing. One goal is to interface HEPCloud, the HEP (High Energy Physics) common computing infrastructure access system, to many quantum computing facilities through interactive notebooks and batch processing. The candidates will also work on development of competing classical algorithms and aid in organizing tutorials.

Applicants for this position should hold a PhD degree in physics, QIS, computer science, or related field, with a focus on quantum science.  Preference will be given to candidates with prior research experience in quantum algorithms, experience with quantum toolkits, and experience with running jobs on existing machines and simulators. Applicants should have a record of peer-reviewed journal publications. 

The appointment will be for three years with the possibility of renewal subject to continuation of the project funding and performance.

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