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Quantum Information Scientist
Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab in Laurel, Maryland
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Date Posted June 30, 2020
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Job Description 

Quantum Information Scientist-23988 


Position Description

Are you a Quantum Information Scientist with expertise in gate-based quantum characterization, simulation, modeling or algorithm development?


Do you want to work on a broad set of projects with a vibrant team of experimental and theoretical physicists?  


If so, we are looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


At APL, you will not only be able to collaborate with people defining the state of the art, but can also work with government to define the direction of research in the years to come!


As a Quantum Information Scientist at APL you will...


  • Perform independent research and cultivate new programs by identifying emerging opportunities and challenges with a focus on quantum control and noise characterization, quantum algorithm development, quantum error correction, or quantum architectures.
  • Support ongoing programs in quantum information science by making immediate contributions to efforts exploiting quantum control for noise characterization, measurement, and sensing. 




You meet our minimum qualifications if you...

  • Have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, or a closely related field. 
  • Have significant experience in Quantum Information Science.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Have a demonstrated record of research accomplishment and publications in the field of quantum information science.
  • Are willing to occasionally travel to sponsor sites, conferences and workshops. 
  • You are able to obtain a TS/SCI w/ Polygraph security clearance.  If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

You meet our desired qualifications if you...

  • Have a record of significant contributions on team-oriented projects pursuing highly complex objectives. 
  • Have experience in both quantum information theory and software development. 
  • Have experience collaborating closely with experimentalists.


Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.

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