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Postdoctoral Appointee - Computer Science for Quantum Computing
Requisition Number: 407185 Location: Lemont, IL
Functional Area: Research and Development Division: MCS-Mathematics and Computer Science
Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Not Indicated
Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00
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Position Description:

The Mathematics and Computer Science Division at Argonne is seeking postdoctoral candidates to address computer and computational science challenges associated with advancing the frontier of quantum computation.  Postdoctoral appointees will build, research, and test aspects of the quantum software stack and related enabling technologies.

The MCS Division at Argonne National Laboratory is a leader in the design of numerical algorithms, development of software tools and technology, and simulation of applications of interest to the U.S. Department of Energy. Postdoctoral appointees will participate in a collegial and stimulating environment, including access to multidisciplinary collaborations, world-class quantum simulation technologies, a 30-mile quantum teleportation network being developed in the Chicago area, and the US’s first exascale supercomputer. Argonne is a founding member of the Chicago Quantum Exchange; more information on quantum computing at Argonne is available at:

An expected/recent doctoral degree in computer science, applied mathematics, or computational engineering/science, or related fields. Knowledge of computing and experience in one or more of the following areas:
Large-scale code development in C, C++, Python or Java;
Compilation, circuit optimization, or verification of classical or quantum programs;
Development, analysis, or optimization of quantum algorithms;
High-performance computing or scientific computing;
Coding theory, error correction, or fault-tolerant computing;
Mathematical optimization or machine learning.

Applicants should include contact information for three references.

Additional Information:

The start date for this position is flexible. U.S. citizenship/permanent residency is not required.

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department.

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