Postdoctoral Appointee - Physicist

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA

ID: 7066498 (Ref.No. 671971)
Posted: May 23, 2020

Job Description

We are seeking a POSTDOCTORAL APPOINTEE - Physicistspecializing in the theory of quantum computing and simulation, and with expertise more widely in quantum technologies. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Work with ateam developing new quantum computing and simulation protocols and algorithms, and associated classical software and tools; + Interact and collaborate with a diverse set of experimentalists and other theorists at Sandia and at other leading academic institutions and national labs; + Demonstrate technical leadership and publish outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Required:
+ Ph.D. degree in physics, applied mathematics, computer science or a related engineering or science discipline obtained within the last five years; + Research experience as demonstrated by technical publication and/or presentations

Desired:
+ Experience with numerical simulation/computation; + Experience in quantum information and computing, atomic, molecular or optical (AMO) physics, or condensed matter theory. + Demonstrated ability to team in an interdisciplinary R&D environment; + Demonstrated research community leadership through activities such as participation in student or professional organizations, service on committees, workshop and/or conference organization, and editorial roles; + Previous exposure to machine learning, data science and associated fields.

Department Description:

The Extreme-scale Data Science & Analytics organization is a diverse department with staff focusing on quantum information technologies and data science and analytics. The department supports Sandia's physical sciences and engineering mission partners by developing technologies crucial to national security as well as enabling the extraction of critical insights from extreme-scale observations, simulations and experiments.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.



 

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