Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Theoretical Condensed Matter and Quantum Information Science at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences, University of Maryland

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Saturday, April 1, 2017

Applications are being accepted for postdoctoral research fellow positions in quantum information and device theory at the Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) at the University of Maryland-College Park.

Demonstrated theoretical expertise in some of the following categories is desired:
• Physics of solid-state quantum devices (e.g., semiconductor, superconducting, superconducting-semiconductors, topological, opto/nano-mechanical systems) with interest toward their use for silicon, superconducting, and topological quantum computing and related technologies.
• General expertise in semiconductor physics, superconductivity, quantum optics, or many- body physics in condensed matter systems.
• Familiarity with concepts in quantum information science such as encoded quantum computing, quantum error correction, algorithms related to the simulation of quantum systems (either digital or analog), or quantum characterization, verification, and validation (e.g., tomography, benchmarking) of qubits.

Applicants should be open to working with experimental groups on problems of practical interest as well as developing novel proposals.

Interested candidates are invited to seek more information or submit an electronic application addressed to Charles Tahan at Please include a CV, a summary of research interests, publications list, and the electronic (email) contact details of two references.

See some of our recent work below:

Approaches to quantum computing
Charge-noise-insensitive gate operations for always-on, exchange-only qubits
Semiconductor-inspired design principles for superconducting quantum computing
Entangling distant resonant exchange qubits via circuit quantum electrodynamics
Superconducting-semiconductor quantum devices: from qubits to particle detectors

Theory of experimental systems
Spin-orbit coupling and operation of multivalley spin qubits
Electron spin resonance and spin–valley physics in a silicon double quantum dot
Spin-valley lifetimes in a silicon quantum dot with tunable valley splitting
Observation of Autler–Townes effect in a dispersively dressed Jaynes-Cummings system

New devices and systems
Bottom-up superconducting and Josephson junction devices inside a group-IV semiconductor
Catching the quantum sound wave | Science
On-chip cavity quantum phonodynamics with an acceptor qubit in silicon
Sound-Based Analogue of Cavity Quantum Electrodynamics in Silicon

The University of Maryland is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and members of minority groups.

The Solid State and Quantum Physics group at LPS consists of both experimentalists and theorists focused on various aspects of solid-state quantum devices, quantum computers, condensed matter theory, and quantum information science.

Located adjacent to the University of Maryland's College Park Campus, the Laboratory for Physical Sciences is a unique facility where university and federal government personnel collaborate on research in advanced communication and computer technologies. The Lab for Physical Sciences is also a member of the Joint Quantum Institute together with NIST and UMD.