Quantum Computing Architect

Date: Mar 14, 2023

Location: Lexington, MA, US

Company: MIT Lincoln Laboratory

Group 89—Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group
The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group conducts quantum information science research from a shared foundation of innovative control-signal design, outstanding fabrication tools, and well-equipped measurement laboratories. The group has a broad range of experimental and prototyping activities. The group's quantum information science activities include the development of superconducting and trapped-ion qubits and quantum sensing with nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers in diamond. In addition, the group has robust capabilities in classical superconducting circuits, complementary metal-oxide semiconductor (CMOS) design and fabrication, and integrated photonics. These component technologies are used in synergy with quantum information science demonstrations, as well as in standalone applications that include beyond-CMOS circuit technologies, energy-starved sensors, compact optical communication and laser radar transceivers, and microwave photonic signal processing.

The group seeks a full time technical staff to join our research team in theoretical quantum computing and quantum information science. The range of theoretical efforts in the group includes the design and evaluation of fault-tolerant quantum error correction protocols, gate-level implementation of quantum algorithms, and realistic modeling of error in physical qubit systems. A candidate that could establish themselves as an expert in one or more of these areas is desired.


The candidate will help with the design of small-scale demonstrations of error correction and algorithms on physical devices, to include superconducting qubits and ions. An understanding of how the physical constraints of these hardware platforms impact the design of fault-tolerant protocols is desired. Experience implementing quantum algorithms at the gate-level with a limited universal gate-set is of interest including experience with high-level quantum languages and development environments such as Quipper.

Also of interest is the modeling and simulation of the realistic treatment of error in physical qubit devices. Work in this area would include the development of the physical models for qubit devices and error processes, as well as the incorporation of these models into software simulation tools, and performing the analysis of the impact of error. Experience using Quantum Characterization, Verification and Validation techniques to analyze both simulation and experimental results is of interest. The successful candidate should have a strong interest in working as part of a team that includes other theoretical physicists and engineers as well as experimental physicists who are developing physical qubit systems using superconducting circuits and trapped-ion technology.


PhD in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or related field. Must have a strong background in theoretical quantum computing and experience in quantum error correction. Prior research with characterizing quantum systems and the development of quantum error models is highly desired. The ability to develop software in programming languages such as: C++, Python, Matlab, and/or Mathematica is required. Experience with high-performance computing is desired.

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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