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Quantum Systems Theorist - CIPHER

Submit Resume ID: 495317
Type: Researchers
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Quantum Computing

Job Description

The Quantum Systems (QS) Division of the Georgia Tech Research Institute's Cybersecurity, Information Protection, and Hardware Evaluation Research (CIPHER) Lab is seeking self-motivated individuals with a quantum computing theory background. The division is composed of a large team of scientists and engineers from disciplines including physics, chemistry, electrical engineering, optical science, mechanical engineering, mathematics, and chemical engineering. QS employees perform fundamental research exploring next-generation technologies based on exotic physical phenomena, working to prove that devices based on these technologies can provide real-world solutions relevant to sponsors.

Our research portfolio includes funded programs in trapped-ion quantum computing and simulation, quantum magnetometry and electrometry, molecular data storage technology, mass spectrometry, and chemical sensing. QS researchers frequently contribute to projects in other GTRI labs and CIPHER divisions involving research in other topics including artificial intelligence and machine learning, communications, biophysics, security, and optics.

The candidate will be expected to work independently and effectively in a highly collaborative, multi-disciplinary team environment.
Affiliated with the Georgia Institute of Technology and located on its main campus in Atlanta Georgia, GTRI offers a unique opportunity to conduct applied research in a university setting. Employees in this position are encouraged to publish academic literature and pursue collaborations with academic, government, and industry partners.

Job Duties

  • Evaluate quantum computing (QC) architectures
  • Explore and test APIs from a variety of cloud-based quantum test-bed vendors
  • Design strategies for improving NISQ (noisy intermediate scale quantum) devices and algorithms
  • Author technical reports and publications
  • Keep up-to-date in relevant published QC theory literature
  • Participate in proposal writing and other business development activities

Travel Requirements

<10% travel

Education & Length of Experience

Research Scientist II

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and three (3) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and five (5) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study.

Senior Research Scientist

  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and seven (7) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of that degree,
  • A Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and nine (9) years of relevant full-time experience after completion of a Bachelor’s degree, or
  • A Doctoral degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Applied Physics, or a related field of study and four (4) years of relevant full time experience after completion of a Bachelor's degree.

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Candidates currently enrolled in an accredited Master's or Doctoral degree program relevant to this position will be considered
  • A publication history in the field of quantum computing theory
  • Candidates should be familiar with fundamental concepts in QC theory including quantum error correction methods, magic state distillation, fault-tolerant computing techniques, quantum characterization and verification, and QC algorithms
  • Proficient in programming and simulation design

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with lab or applied theory work for one or more quantum computing technologies
  • Experience with quantum control theory / pulse sequence design
  • Skills: C++, python, MPI, git, Linux, bash, vim, Igor, object oriented software development, software engineering methodologies
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • An ability to effectively communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Machine learning expertise

U.S. Citizenship Requirements

Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.

Clearance Type Required

Ability to obtain Secret Clearance upon hire

Diversity & Inclusion

Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.

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