Research Staff Member, Quantum IT group, NEC Laboratories America, Inc., Princeton, NJ

NEC Laboratories America has an opening for a Research Staff Member in the Quantum IT group in Princeton, NJ. We invite applications from world-class candidates with an exceptional track record in quantum algorithms and/or quantum circuits and who are recognized as thought-leaders by the international research community. The position addresses practical challenges that arise in the design of efficient quantum circuits but also offers a considerable amount of freedom for finding novel quantum algorithms and for interacting with experimental physicists. Publishing is an integral part of our activities as a means for calibrating the quality of our research.
Job Requirements

* PhD in computer science, electrical engineering, physics or a related discipline.
* Strong publication record in top computer science conferences such as STOC/FOCS/SODA and/or top physics journals such as Science/Nature/PRL.
* Solid knowledge in quantum algorithms, quantum information, and quantum circuits.
* Hands-on experience in software development and implementation of algorithms (using e.g., C/C++, Java, Matlab, or Octave) and excellent problem solving skills.
* Experience in adiabatic quantum computing is a plus.

See for further information about the Quantum IT group. Please have at least two letters of reference sent to Consideration of candidates will start on July 1, 2011 and will continue until the position is filled.