The Quantum Information Science Group (https://www.ornl.gov/division/csed/quantum-information) in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks candidates for research staff positions in theoretical and experimental quantum information science, especially pertaining to quantum communications and networking.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Participate in new and ongoing research in quantum communication, quantum computing, and quantum-enhanced sensing.
Formulate novel quantum information solutions to problems of national interest and plan and execute the research and development necessary for the practical implementation of those solutions.
Propose and contribute to multiple R&D projects.
Interpret, report, and present research concepts and results to national audiences at all levels.
Work with customers independently or in teams to develop requirements and proposals, conduct research, and produce working prototypes for demonstration.
Write peer-reviewed papers, technical reports, and proposals for internal and external release and must represent the organization by giving technical presentations in large public forums.
A Ph.D. in physics, optics, electrical engineering, computer science, or a directly related field.
2+ years of experience in theoretical and/or experimental quantum information beyond Ph.D.
Five or more years of quantum information work experience at a tertiary institution or in an appropriate industry or government laboratory.
Independent research competence as demonstrated by a significant number of national and/or international peer-reviewed publications and a sustained publication record.
Experience in fiber and/or integrated optics experimental design and testing.
Experience with telecom-fiber capable quantum repeaters and/or quantum memories.
Familiarity with and implementation of cybersecurity best practices.
Experience with entangled photon pair generation and squeezed states generation;
Experience with single photon detection and optical homodyne detection.
Relocation: Domestic and International relocation services are available.
Export Control: This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.
About Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy system. ORNL’s scientific programs focus on materials, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security. ORNL partners with the state of Tennessee, universities and industries to solve challenges in energy, advanced materials, manufacturing, security and physics. The laboratory's science and technology innovations are translated into applications for economic development and global security.
The laboratory is home to several of the world’s top supercomputers and is a leading neutron science and nuclear energy research facility that includes the Spallation Neutron Source and High Flux Isotope Reactor. ORNL hosts a DOE Leadership Computing Facility—home of the Titan supercomputer; one of DOE’s nanoscience centers—the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences; the BioEnergy Science Center—one of DOE’s Energy Research Centers; and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light-Water Reactors, a DOE Innovation Hub.
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