Computer Science: Information Technology, Physics: Physics, Physics: Quantum
Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) seeks highly motivated candidates to join the Fermilab Quantum Institute (FQI) team to help expand and innovate activities within FQI’s research portfolio. The selected candidate will contribute to the success of ongoing projects in quantum machine learning and optimization. These projects leverage partnerships at other national laboratories, universities, and leading corporate institutions with strong presences in QIS. In addition to quantum algorithm work, the successful candidate will have the opportunity for involvement in Fermilab’s quantum sensors, quantum networking or other quantum technology for high energy physics efforts if interested.
Every effort will be made to design the research program and maintain support for a Fermilab Research Associate such that they will have the opportunity to publish results and build a portfolio of work aimed at securing future employment.
The appointment is for a period of up to three (3) years, with the potential for extension based on successful proposals for additional funding.
Study and apply quantum algorithms to problems in High Energy Physics (HEP), especially for data analysis, machine learning, and optimization
Study and characterize and performance of modern quantum computing hardware
Present work at conferences
Educate and train scientists in QIS
We Are Looking For
Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, or a relevant discipline by the time of the appointment
A clear record of scientific accomplishments and publications
Demonstrated computational skills
Demonstrated QIS skills and comfort with quantum algorithms
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Ability to use creative problem-solving skills independently and in collaboration with others
Ability to travel by automobile and/or commercial aircraft both domestically and internationally
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 3625
What are we made of? How did the universe begin? What secrets do the smallest, most elemental particles of matter hold, and how can they help us understand the intricacies of space and time?Since 1967, Fermilab has worked to answer these and other fundamental questions and enhance our understanding of everything we see around us. As the United States' premier particle physics laboratory, we do science that matters. We work on the world's most advanced particle accelerators and dig down to the smallest building blocks of matter. We also probe the farthest reaches of the universe, seeking out the nature of dark matter and dark energy.Fermilab's 1,750 employees include scientists and engineers from all around the world. Fermilab collaborates with more than 50 countries on physics experiments based in the United States and elsewhere.Fermilab's 6,800-acre site is located in Batavia, Illinois, and is managed by the Fermi Research Alliance LLC for the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science. FRA is a partnership of the University of Chicago and Universities Research Association Inc., a consortium of 89 research universities.
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