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Postdoctoral Research Associate (Quantum Computing)

escription Fermilab's Theoretical Physics Department  http://theory.fnal.gov and the newly launched Fermilab Quantum Science Program https://qis.fnal.gov/  have Postdoctoral Research Associate openings in the area of theoretical quantum information science (QIS). The selected candidate will work at its interface with fundamental physics and quantum field theory. The appointment will be for two (2) years, with the possibility of a one-year extension. Topics of interest include: Quantum simulation of quantum field theories describing strongly coupled systems Quantum algorithm development and quantum simulations for high-energy physics Tensor networks, their utility for simulation and their connections to quantum gravity Applying quantum technologies and quantum sensors to probe fundamental physics Development of quantum algorithms for machine learning and partial differential equations. QIS is a growing research direction at Fermilab. The selected candidate will work in collaboration with a broad group of Fermilab scientists including the members of the Theoretical Physics Department, and members of the Fermilab Quantum Science Program, and possibly get involved in projects with other DOE labs and academic institutions, including industry. The Fermilab Theoretical Physics Department is part of a new collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech and the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington. Fermilab scientists working at the forefront of Computational Physics and Quantum Algorithm Development are part of this initiative. Qualifications and Essential Job Functions PhD degree in physics, or related field. Prior research experience in one or more of the following areas: theoretical high energy physics, quantum information, quantum algorithms or related fields and an interest in performing research in QIS.  Have a record of peer-reviewed journal publications. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills Creative and independent problem-solving skills
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