Computational Mathematics Postdoctoral Scholar

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Postdoctoral Fellow
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CR-Computational Research
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87641 Requisition #

Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has an opening in the Scalable Solvers Group for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on Quantum Computing. The successful candidate will participate in research activities related to the development of mathematical tools for quantum compiling that are relevant to DOE and LBNL missions.


What You Will Do:

  • Develop new and efficient numerical algorithms for quantum compiling / quantum circuit synthesis: the transformation of quantum algorithms into a sequence of quantum gates.

  • Develop and optimize numerical linear algebra techniques for accelerating quantum compiling on near-term quantum hardware.

  • Develop high performance software tools that can be integrated with quantum compilers.

  • Work in a multidisciplinary team environment including mathematicians, computer scientists, and domain scientists. 

  • Author peer-reviewed journal articles.


What is Required:

  • PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Science, or Engineering with a strong background in numerical linear algebra and multi-linear (tensor) algebra.

  • Knowledge of matrix decompositions, iterative methods, approximation theory, sparse matrix techniques, and optimization is highly desirable.

  • Demonstrated experience to program proficiently in a high-level programming language, such as C++/C/FORTRAN.

  • Experience in parallel computing and be able to use MPI and OpenMP.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of performance optimization for scientific codes.

  • Knowledge of perturbation analysis and unitary matrix factorizations.

  • Knowledge of quantum computing and quantum information is a plus.


The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


Notes:

  • This is a full time 1 year postdoc appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience.

  • Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • 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.


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