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Senior Research Scientist in Quantum Information Science

Date: Jan 12, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 286 

 

Pay Band:  Band 4/ Senior Research Staff Member

Relocation:  Domestic and International relocation services are available.

 

Overview:

 

The Quantum Information Science Group (https://www.ornl.gov/division/csed/quantum-information) 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.
  • 10+ years of experience in theoretical and/or experimental quantum information outside of Ph.D.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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:  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.   

 

Relocation:  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.

 

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov.

 

 

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.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.


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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