Senior Research Scientist - Quantum Communications and Networking (Hybrid Eligible)

Date: Feb 10, 2024

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 11027 

 

 

Overview:

 

The Quantum Information Science Section (https://www.ornl.gov/section/quantum-information-science) in the Computational Sciences and Engineering Division at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) seeks candidates for senior research staff 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 plan and execute the research and development necessary for the practical implementation of those solutions.
  • Lead and take part in multiple R&D projects.
  • Interpret, report, and present research concepts and results to national audiences at all levels.
  • Work with customers independently or in teams to develop requirements and proposals, conduct research, and produce working prototypes for demonstration.
  • Write peer-reviewed papers, technical reports, and proposals for internal and external release and must represent the organization by giving technical presentations in large public forums.
  • Mentor early career research staff, postdocs and students.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in physics, optics, computer science, or a directly related field.
  • 6+ years of experience in theoretical and/or experimental quantum information outside of Ph.D.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 8-10+ years of quantum information work experience at a tertiary institution or in an appropriate industry or government laboratory.
  • Independent research competence as demonstrated by a significant number of national and/or international peer-reviewed publications and a sustained publication record.
  • Successful supervision of junior research staff and demonstrated success in research project management.

 

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:  https://www.ornl.gov/content/research-integrity

 

Benefits at ORNL: 

 

ORNL offers competitive pay and benefits programs to attract and retain talented people. The laboratory offers many employee benefits, including medical and retirement plans and flexible work hours, to help you and your family live happy and healthy. Employee amenities such as on-site fitness, banking, and cafeteria facilities are also provided for convenience.

Other benefits include: Prescription Drug Plan, Dental Plan, Vision Plan, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Contributory Pension Plan, Life Insurance, Pet Insurance, Disability Benefits, Generous Vacation and Holidays, Parental Leave, Legal Insurance with Identity Theft Protection, Employee Assistance Plan, Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Savings Accounts, Wellness Programs, Educational Assistance, Relocation Assistance, and Employee Discounts.

 

 

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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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If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


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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