Overview: The Quantum Information Science Group (https://www.ornl.gov/division/csed/quantum-information) in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks candidates for postdoctoral research positions in theoretical and experimental quantum information science.
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 support the research and development necessary for the practical implementation of those solutions
Interpret, report, and present research concepts and results to national audiences at all levels
Write peer-reviewed papers and technical reports for internal and external release and represent the organization by giving technical presentations in large public forums
Ph.D. in physics, optics, computer science, or a field related to the job duties completed no more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.
Previous research experience in theoretical and/or experimental quantum information
Special Requirement: 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.
Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.
ORNL Ethics and Conduct: As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here: https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity
Benefits at ORNL: UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.
Relocation: Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.
For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.
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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