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Postdoctoral Fellow - Quantum Computing
Job ID #: 12275 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Research Division: Theory & Computational Physics
Position Type: Term Education Required: Doctorate (Professional)
Experience Required: Less than 1 year Relocation Provided: Yes




POSITION POSTED: MAY 20, 2021
SALARY RANGE: $58,300 - $87,500 (PD )

You ‘matter’ to us! Our diverse team at Jefferson Lab includes more than 700 people, including physicists, engineers, computer professionals, technicians and more. From probing the basic building blocks of matter to performing advanced computing and applied research, we are on the leading edge of science and technology. If you are looking for a great job in a unique place where your contributions truly matter, consider Jefferson Lab!

We are looking for a Post Doctoral Fellow...


The Theory and Computational Physics group at Jefferson Lab expects to have a Postdoctoral Research Fellow position beginning immediately. A later start date is possible. The successful candidate will join a program of research and development of novel algorithms for quantum computations within the Department of Energy’s Codesign Center for Quantum Advantage, and supporting the Jefferson Lab 12 GeV and the future Electron Ion Collider programs in Nuclear Physics.



Education and Experience:

* A PhD in an appropriate area of computational physics is a prerequisite, together with a record of publications in leading journals and talks at workshops and conferences.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

* Experience with calculations using Lattice Quantum Chromodynamics methods are desired.

* Software development to support lattice Quantum Chromodynamics calculations.

* Research into improved methods to support lattice Quantum Chromodynamics calculations.


Applicants must upload (1) your cv, (2) three letters of recommendations, (3) research interest, and (4) a publication list through the Academic Jobs Online post athttps://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/XYZ. The applicant must also apply to Jefferson Lab’s online application tracking system for Postdoctoral Research Positions athttps://www.jlab.org/job-openings. Review of applicants will begin immediately till the position is filled.

JSA will not sponsor H1B visas for this position



• Ability to comprehend, formulate, and communicate highly abstract concepts
• Ability to express or exchange complex ideas by means of spoken and written communication
• Ability to analyze and interpret complex data and develop models



• Ability to traverse across various locations on the laboratory site and access work areas
• Ability to lift up to 10 pounds frequently and 25 pounds occasionally
• Ability to stoop, bend over and climb ladders
• Ability to work on a computer for extended periods
• Visual capabilities sufficient to use computer workstations, read documents, and see safety alarms
• Auditory capabilities to hear safety alarms

Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to employment@jlab.org or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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