Quantum Researcher, Microsoft Station Q

Microsoft’s Quantum research group is exploring ways to build a full-stack quantum computer and has become the world’s center of expertise on topological quantum computing. The research effort includes a staff of theoretical and experimental teams around the world, who have been designing and optimizing all aspects of the quantum computer, from topological qubit designs, to cryogenic control and readout circuitry, to runtime software and quantum language compilers. Supporting this research and development effort requires motivated individuals to contribute new breakthroughs, ideas, and results in a fast-paced team environment.

You will be part of a team of theoretical and experimental condensed-matter physicists seeking to develop and optimize the numerical simulations of topological qubits. You will be responsible for understanding and calculating electron transport in superconductor/semiconductor systems, and contributing to the design and improvement of qubits. Working with experimentalists, you will provide guidance for qubit measurement and interpretation. You will work closely with other theorists and must be able to handle multiple projects and dynamic situations.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

PhD in theoretical condensed matter physics or closely related field
Background in mesoscopic physics and transport theory.
Expert knowledge of numerical methods.
Ability to succeed in fast-paced, collaborative team.
Excellent communication skills.
Ability and willingness to travel internationally.

The ideal candidate will also have:

5+ years post-PhD research experience
High-performance computing experience
Research background in superconductivity and semiconductor physics.
Experience with collaborative research code development.

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.  We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements. If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request via the Accommodation request form.

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Wednesday, February 6, 2019