Quantum Computing Postdoctoral Scholar - 96805
Division: AM-Applied Mathematics and Computational Research
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab’s (LBNL, https://www.lbl.gov/) Applied Mathematics and Computational Research Division (https://crd.lbl.gov/divisions/amcr/applied-mathematics-dept/) and the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC, https://www.nersc.gov/) have a joint opening for a Quantum Computing Postdoctoral Scholar to join the team.
In this exciting role, you will participate in an interdisciplinary quantum computing project. The project involves implementation of innovative FPGA-based features and programming to enable next generation quantum and hybrid quantum-classical algorithms on NISQ-era superconducting quantum computers. As a researcher with strong FPGA experience, you will work closely with researchers at NERSC and quantum computing experimentalists at the Advanced Quantum Testbed on co-design of algorithms and experimental systems.
What You Will Do:
- Work closely with the FPGA-based quantum computing controls team at the Advanced Quantum Testbed, and contribute to development of controls for superconducting quantum computing.
- Work closely with quantum computing theorists and experimentalists to understand hardware needs of quantum and hybrid quantum-classical algorithms, and participate in co-design of novel hardware/firmware features to enable next generation algorithms.
- Apply benchmarking tools to assess system performance and use this data to improve efficiency and performance.
- Work in a multidisciplinary team environment including theorists, experimentalists, and engineers from different technical areas.
- Publish research findings in conferences and journals.
What is Required:
- Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, or related fields.
- Demonstrated experience in FPGA programming and application to scientific experiments, preferably experience in using Xilinx series FPGA with the Verilog/SystemVerilog language.
- Interest in acquiring new skills in quantum computing, including quantum algorithms and benchmarking tools.
- Knowledge of complex systems debugging tools including network analyzer, oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, chip scope etc.
- Excellent communication skills to facilitate interdisciplinary work with multiple collaborators and to represent the team's work at conferences.
- Experience with quantum algorithms and computing.
- Experience with high speed analog/digital electronics development.
- Experience in schematic capture, pcb layout and pcb board bring up.
- Prior experience with execution of quantum and hybrid algorithms (including VQE and other variational algorithms) on NISQ-era hardware is strongly desirable.
- Prior experience with ML and quantum machine learning.
- Experience with machine learning libraries such as TensorFlow, Keras, Scikit-learn, etc.
- Strong publication record.
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on September 20, 2022.
- This is a full-time, 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 3 years of paid postdoctoral experience. Salary for Postdoctoral positions depends on years of experience post-degree.
- This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.
- Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.
- This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
- Work may be performed on-site, hybrid, full-time telework or remote modes. Work must be performed within the United States.
How To Apply
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