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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Information Science

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Date: Mar 17, 2019

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37922

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 287 


Pay Band:  Postdoc

Relocation:  Domestic and International relocation services are available.



The Quantum Information Science Group ( in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks candidates for postdoctoral research positions in theoretical and experimental quantum information science.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in new and ongoing research in quantum communication, quantum computing, and quantum-enhanced sensing.
  • Formulate novel quantum information solutions to problems of national interest and support the research and development necessary for the practical implementation of those solutions.
  • Interpret, report, and present research concepts and results to national audiences at all levels.
  • Write peer-reviewed papers and technical reports for internal and external release and represent the organization by giving technical presentations in large public forums


Qualifications Required:

Minimum Qualifications Required:

  • Ph.D. in physics, optics, computer science, or a field related to the job duties.
  • Previous research experience in theoretical and/or experimental quantum information.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of quantum computing software infrastructure including programing languages
  • Knowledge of scientific applications of quantum computing including quantum algorithms


Additional Information:

Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.


ORNL Ethics and Conduct:

As a member of the ORNL scientific community, you will be expected to commit to ORNL's Research Code of Conduct. Our full code of conduct, and a statement by the Lab Director's office can be found here:


Benefits at ORNL:  

UT-Battelle offers a quality benefits package, including a matching 401(k), contributory pension plan, paid vacation, and medical/dental plan options. Onsite amenities include a credit union, medical clinic, cafeteria, coffee stands, and fitness facilities.   



Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.


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This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

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