Postdoctoral Researcher-Quantum Algorithms

Date: Feb 5, 2024

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory


The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops quantum systems, including theory, engineering, and control, to address critical future technology needs. Areas of focus include developing superconducting qubits for quantum computing, trapped ions for quantum information and precision time keeping, integrated photonics, and solid-state quantum sensing. The group’s innovative research is supported by on-site state-of-the-art fabrication tools, close partnership with universities and industry, extensive test and measurement infrastructure, and daily collaboration with the 1700+ Ph.D-level scientists within Lincoln Laboratory.


Job Description


Postdoctoral Researcher (Quantum Algorithms)


The quantum information and integrated nanosystems group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory seeks a postdoctoral researcher to perform research on the design, implementation, and evaluation of quantum algorithms. This researcher would join a dynamic quantum computing theory group that performs research across a range of areas of quantum computer science including: quantum error correction, realistic modeling of error in quantum devices, and gate-level implementation of quantum algorithms.


The ideal candidate should have experience in the following areas:

  • Development and application of quantum algorithms for problem areas such as: Hamiltonian dynamics, ground-state estimation of chemistry Hamiltonians, and machine learning
  • Implementation, testing, and resource analysis of algorithms targeted to specific application instances
  • Optimization of techniques in quantum algorithms including: block encoding, quantum signal processing, and Trotter-Suzuki product formulas
  • Development of software libraries within platforms such as Cirq, OpenFermion, QisKit, etc.
  • Conducting numerical simulation to benchmark the performance of circuit implementations of quantum algorithms







PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field. Must have a strong background in theoretical quantum computer science. Experience with quantum algorithms and quantum circuits is required. The ability to develop software in programming languages such as: C++, Python, Matlab, and/or Mathematica is required. Experience with quantum development platforms and near-term quantum hardware is desired.


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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

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MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.




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