Quantum Research Scientist - University of Texas at Austin

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) Research Scientist will join the High Performance Computing (HPC) area with particular focus on quantum computing.

General Notes

The Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the leading supercomputing centers in the world, supporting advances in computational research by thousands of researchers and students. TACC staff help researchers and educators use advanced computing, visualization, and storage technologies effectively, and conduct research and development to make these technologies more powerful, more reliable, and easier to use. TACC staff also educate and train the next generation of researchers, empowering them to make discoveries that advance knowledge and change the world.


  • Initiate and conduct research into the utility of quantum computing algorithms for the HPC community.

  • Perform application performance analysis and industry standard benchmarking on quantum computing platforms.
  • Establish a quantum computing testbed.
  • Devise classical simulators of quantum computing to predict possible performance improvements.
  • Work with TACC users to integrate quantum computing technologies into their research and development activities
  • Evaluate quantum computing systems and provide acquisition recommendations.
  • Pursue and obtain external funding to enhance TACC’s computational science activities, expertise, and resources by submitting proposals to funding agencies, industrial partners, and vendors directly or in partnership with researchers and faculty at UT Austin or other institutions

Required Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree in a discipline relevant to the TACC mission.
  • Research experience in quantum computing or quantum information theory.
  • Proficiency with common programming languages, tools, and technologies.
  • Four or more years of experience in scientific programming.
  • Demonstrated expertise working in collaborative, interdisciplinary projects with computational scientists and engineers.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and professional demeanor.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three or more years of post-graduate experience in quantum computing or quantum information theory.
  • Experience developing algorithms for quantum computing.
  • Experience specifying hardware requirements for quantum computing.
  • Demonstrated history contributing to successful proposals for external funding.

Salary Range

$100,000 + depending on qualifications

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Friday, May 31, 2019