Theoretical Chemistry Postdoc Position in Quantum Computing

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Application deadline: 

Saturday, December 15, 2018

We invite highly qualified postdoctoral applications in theoretical chemistry or physics
to work in Nick Mayhall's group at Virginia Tech, in collaboration with the research groups of
Sophia Economou (VT Physics, Ed Barnes (VT Physics), and Dave Pappas (NIST and CU Boulder).
The focus of this position is to implement new electronic structure methods designed for efficient
mapping of molecular systems to quantum hardware. This position is part of a larger multi-
institution collaborative project aimed at simulating strongly correlated molecules
on small, high-fidelity quantum computers, designed and fabricated by our
collaborators. As such, this is a great opportunity for electronic structure theory
PhD's to obtain experience in quantum computing, by working in close
collaboration with experts in superconducting qubit fabrication, quantum gate
design, and quantum control.

We are seeking applicants with the following experience:
+Strong background in theoretical chemistry methodologies.
+Demonstrably significant coding experience.
Please send CV and three references to Nick Mayhall (, with a brief
comment indicating your interest in this position.