Quantum Information and Computer Science

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Title: Quantum Information and Computer Science
Department: Quantum Information Processing
Location: Cambridge MA

BBN is seeking candidates with interest and expertise in programming language design, compiler design, and quantum information science. We are conducting research in the area of quantum programming languages, quantum compilers and circuit optimization, and quantum algorithms and error correction. This work focuses on designing a high-level programming language to describe quantum algorithms (both quantum and classical), and this language would have to be "quantum safe," in the sense that it should not allow for any non-physical quantum operations to be described. This work could include implementing compiler operations such as symbolic optimization of the algorithm implementation, synthesis to quantum circuits, and UIs to support the programmer. In addition, the candidate would preferably have interest and expertise in one or more other quantum information theory topics ' including quantum algorithms, communication, and error correction ' or in other exotic language/compiler systems such as those for synthetic biology. Working knowledge of Matlab would be preferable. The candidate will join a highly entrepreneurial group exploiting quantum phenomena to advance computation, communications and sensing and have an opportunity to support a variety of experimental and theoretical projects. Our recent publications (www.bbn.com/technology/quantum/pubs) provide an indication of the impact of our work on the field of quantum information science.

NOTE : US citizenship is preferred with the ability to obtain a US government security clearance. Active security clearance is highly desirable.