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C2QA Theory Postdoctoral Associate

Job No: 2103750
Date posted: 09/29/2021
Institute: Stony Brook University

Applications are being solicited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate within the C2QA Quantum computing team at Stony Brook University. The Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA) is a newly funded, 5-year, $115 million-dollar quantum information science and engineering (QISE) effort led by Brookhaven National Laboratory. Stony Brook University is part of the C2QA team, and is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to carry out research projects on application of quantum computing to basic science, focusing on nuclear and high energy physics. The successful candidate will have hands-on experience in digital quantum simulations and in nuclear or high energy theory.

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Materials

Job No: 2827
Date posted: 09/28/2021
Institute: Brookhaven National Laboratory

Working as a part of the Materials Thrust inside the Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA) center, the successful applicant will undertake synchrotron-based measurements, at NSLS-II, to help in the characterization, design, and advancement of the materials used in Qubit fabrication. Qubits are highly prone to errors as a consequence of interactions with their environment and defects in the qubit materials —atoms, ions, photons, or electrons—themselves. The successful applicant will work with researchers at NSLS-II, CFN, and other partner institutions within C2QA to understand these interactions, by using synchrotron-based spectroscopy and diffraction techniques and correlating the chemical, electronic, and structural variations with Qubit efficiency and stability measurements.

Physics Researchers

Job No: 516533
Date posted: 07/01/2021
Institute: Virginia Tech

We invite applications for postdoctoral associate or senior research associate positions in theoretical Quantum Information Science in the Physics Department of Virginia Tech. The focus of these positions will be on (i) the development and benchmarking of quantum simulation and optimization algorithms, with the opportunity to test these theoretical results on cloud quantum processors (Virginia Tech is in IBM's Q Hub, which provides access to 20+ qubit devices) and (ii) the design of protocols for quantum repeater networks. The successful candidates will join a vibrant research environment in the quantum information group at Virginia Tech. There will be plenty of opportunities for collaboration with other members of the group and with some of the leading experimental and theory groups around the world. Our group is part of the newly established DOE Quantum Center “Codesign for quantum advantage” (, and there will be opportunities for collaboration with the researchers of the center. The Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associate positions will also involve opportunities for travel (once scientific travel is restored and safe) to present in conferences and to collaborate with other groups. Postdoctoral and Senior Research Associates will conduct research in the above areas and disseminate results in journal publications and conference presentations. Senior Research Associates will have additional responsibilities with mentoring the junior group members and potentially assisting the PIs with grant management.

Postdoctoral Research Associate Material Characterization by X-ray Spectroscopy

Job ID: 2712
Date posted: 07/02/2021
Institute: Brookhaven National Laboratory

The holder of this position will participate in the team’s effort to develop new materials for superconducting qubits and establishing connections between direct material characterization and device performance. Specifically, the person will contribute to materials characterization using synchrotron-based and lab-based X-ray spectroscopy/scattering/diffraction techniques at NSLS II and CFN. The person will also participate in thin film material synthesis and work closely with the effort in device fabrication/characterization to complete the feedback loop.

Postdoc within the C2QA QISE Materials Development Team

Institute: Johns Hopkins University
The Co-design Center for Quantum Advantage (C2QA) is a newly funded, 5-year, $115 million dollar quantum information science and engineering (QISE) effort led by Brookhaven National Laboratory. The McQueen laboratory is part of the C2QA new materials team, and is looking for a postdoctoral scholar to carry out research projects focusing on the development of new materials for QISE applications. The successful candidate will have significant experience in the growth of crystalline materials, and the characterization of physical properties, particularly those relevant to QISE. Experience with Density Functional Theory (DFT) and related computational techniques, particularly to guide materials selection and design, is favorable.