The Princeton University Plasma Physics Laboratory, a world-leading fusion energy research center under contract with the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Theory Department in the area of quantum computing and its application to plasma-physics research. The successful candidate will theoretically explore the possibility of efficient quantum algorithms for modeling generic plasma-physics phenomena. The development includes mapping basic mathematical operations to the quantum-computer architecture, encoding initial classical data into a quantum state, and designing measurement operations that efficiently produce the required computational output. The successful candidate will also implement quantum algorithms in codes to be run on existing classical emulators of quantum computers. The initial appointment will be for one year, with the possibility of renewal pending satisfactory performance and available funding (for an additional two years).
Developing quantum algorithms
Implement quantum algorithms in codes
Ph.D. or an equivalent degree in physics, applied mathematics, or closely related disciplines
Strong background in computational plasma physics or quantum computing
General knowledge of plasma and quantum physics
U.S. Citizenship Interested candidates must apply online and include curriculum vitae and bibliography. Interested candidates must also arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to Edward Startsev (firstname.lastname@example.org) as soon as possible for full consideration.
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
Internal Number: 2019-10150
About Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
The Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) is a collaborative national center for fusion energy research, operated by Princeton University for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). A world-class fusion energy research laboratory dedicated to developing the scientific and technological knowledge base for fusion energy as a safe, economical and environmentally attractive energy source for the world’s long-term energy requirements.
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