Quantum Information Scientist - Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is a national leader in scientific research and development.  APL is actively seeking a Quantum Information Scientist for the Experimental and Computational Physics Group Program, within the Research and Exploratory Development Department (REDD).  The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC.

Job Summary:

The Experimental and Computational Physics Group is seeking a quantum information scientist to join our growing team focused on quantum exploitation. This includes efforts in quantum computing, quantum sensing, and quantum control. The position will entail pursuing applied theoretical and computational research efforts in quantum information science. The successful applicant will interact with a diverse set of collaborators including experimentalists and fellow theorists and computational scientists.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1.Perform independent research in the area of quantum information science with a proven expertise in one or more of the following areas: quantum control and noise characterization, quantum algorithm development, quantum error correction, or quantum architectures. Support ongoing programs in quantum information science by making immediate contributions to efforts exploiting quantum control for noise characterization, measurement, and sensing.  (90%)

2.Cultivate new programs by identifying emerging opportunities and challenges; write proposals for new funding; publish results.  (10%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications: 
•PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a closely related field. 
•Significant experience in one or more of the following: Quantum control, quantum characterization, quantum process tomography, noise spectroscopy, quantum error correction, quantum algorithm development, or quantum architectures. 
•Scientific programming with experience in at least one high-level language (e.g.,C, C++, Python, MATLAB) and with distributed and parallel computing (e.g.,Open MPI, CUDA, etc.) 
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
•Demonstrated record of research accomplishment and publications in the field of quantum information science.
Desired Qualifications:
•Record of significant contributions on team-oriented projects pursuing highly complex objectives. 
•Experience in both quantum information theory and software development. 
•Experience collaborating closely with experimentalists
Special Working Conditions: Occasional travel to sponsor sites, conferences, workshops (less than 20%).
Security: This position requires that the selected candidate successfully complete the TS/SCI w/ Fullscope Polygraph process.  Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at www.jhuapl.edu.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.
Friday, May 4, 2018