National Quantum Information Science Research Centers to Host Virtual Career Fair Sept. 14

Participants will have the chance to build their professional networks, meet one-on-one with potential employers, and hear from experts in the field

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Kai-Mei Fu, Deputy Director of the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage, led a panel discussion about what national laboratories, academia, and industry look for when hiring for quantum positions during the first QIS career fair last year.

UPTON, NY– After a successful first event, the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science’s National Quantum Information Science (QIS) Research Centers are preparing for their second virtual QIS Career Fair, to be held on Sept. 14, 2022. The event aims to make undergraduate, graduate, and postdoc communities aware of the wide range of QIS careers they can pursue—from technical and scientific roles to positions that facilitate research and bring awareness to the field, in areas including communications, marketing, and human resources. Experts from DOE national laboratories, academic institutions, and industry will attend the event to meet with job candidates, talk about their experiences, and answer questions about this exciting, interdisciplinary field.

Registration opened on June 16, and anyone interested in attending can sign up until September 12. The event is free and will be hosted virtually. An agenda has also been posted, outlining the various workshops, discussion panels, and networking opportunities happening throughout the day. Each of these breakout events is tailored to provide information and interactions relevant to the diverse range of job seekers interested in quantum.

Exhibitors, including all five National QIS Research Centers, will be in attendance. Led by a DOE national laboratory, each National QIS Research Center represents a partnership of labs, universities, and industry, bringing together some of the most innovative minds in research. Members of each center look forward to sharing their experiences, giving advice, and answering participants’ questions.

The QIS Career Fair is being organized by the Brookhaven National Laboratory-led Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA). Direct questions about this event to Career Fair Coordinator Diana Murphy at

One of 10 national laboratories overseen and primarily funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science, Brookhaven National Laboratory conducts research in the physical, biological, and environmental sciences, as well as in energy technologies, computation, and national security. Brookhaven Lab also builds and operates major scientific facilities available to university, industry, and government researchers. Brookhaven is operated and managed for DOE's Office of Science by Brookhaven Science Associates, a partnership between Stony Brook University, the largest academic user of Laboratory facilities, and Battelle, a nonprofit applied science and technology organization.

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