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.
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.
•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.
•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%).