Advanced Quantum Testbed Project Scientist

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Research/Science
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AC-Computing
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91459 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division (CRD) has an Advanced Quantum Testbed Research Scientist position to join its Advanced Quantum Testbed (AQT) effort.

 

The AQT program is focused on constructing, enhancing, operating, and maintaining an open, fully accessible gate-based quantum computer.  Our technology platform is based on superconducting quantum circuit processors, and we aim to generate the detailed experimental findings needed to resolve foundational questions in quantum information science, and to guide near-term hardware and algorithm co-design.

 

What You Will Do:

  • Specialized research in conception and execution of quantum algorithms on superconducting hardware.

  • Design and conduct state-of-the-art experiments such as superconducting quantum processors and/or theory in quantum information science.

  • Troubleshoot noise processes on quantum hardware and design and implement mitigation strategies.

  • Deploy high-speed, low-latency data acquisition hardware.

  • Validate, analyze, and interpret experimental data.

  • Develop algorithms for near-term hardware based on critical evaluation of the literature, and original thinking.

  • Design quantum simulations for physics, chemistry, and computer science.

  • Design, fabricate & test high-speed cryogenic and room temperature classical control electronics.

  • Firmware development & programing tools to interface with FPGA-based electronics.

  • Quantum verification and validation.

  • Shallow circuit algorithm development and optimization.

 

Additional Responsibilities as needed:

  • Fabricate, characterize, and test superconducting circuits.

  • Supervise group post-doctoral candidates and graduate students.

 

What is Required:

  • Ph.D. degree in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, or a related field or equivalent combination of experience and education.

  • Five or more years relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of quantum information science related to one or more of the responsibilities/research areas listed above.

  • Independently plan and complete projects.

  • Relevant publication record and demonstration of proficient written and oral presentation of scientific results.

  • Ability to direct the work of technical support staff or students.

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to prepare periodic updates (written and oral) for internal and external reviews or reports.

  • Experience operating and maintaining a dilution refrigerator.

  • Experience using Python based programming tools.

 

Notes:

  • This is a full-time 1 year, term appointment that may be renewed to a maximum of five years.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4.  Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."

 

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and other underrepresented groups presently considering scientific research careers.

 

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