1+ months

R&D Computer Science - Quantum Information Science (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102

Posting Duration:

This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate:

Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually.

Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.

What Your Job Will Be Like:

We are seeking early to mid-career Research Scientist candidates with demonstrated publication record or relevant experience to join the Sandia Quantum Information Science (QIS) team and contribute to research areas that address meaningful problems and applications in the field of quantum computing: from devices and materials through mission-relevant applications. You will be part of a much broader QIS program in the DOE National Laboratories complex and will have an opportunity to engage with researchers and teams across the industry in areas that include:

+ Algorithms and applications for quantum computers informed by near-term and long-term needs

+ Protocols and methods for characterizing and optimizing the performance of quantum processors

+ Development of novel control and composite gate approaches

+ Development of algorithms, analyses, simulation tools, and programming methods

+ Collaborate with peers within Sandia and across the industry in QIS

+ Gain broad experience in and lead QIS programs across the US Government enterprise

Candidates with varying backgrounds and interests in QIS are encouraged to apply. While the desired location for this position is on the main Sandia campus in Albuquerque (New Mexico) alternative arrangements are possible, including hybrid work modes.

Qualifications We Require:

+ A PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, Chemistry, or a related science or engineering field

+ Experience in scientific computer programming

+ Record of research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals, competitive conference proceedings, or high-impact program deliverables

Qualifications We Desire:

+ Experience in Quantum Information Science-related research outside of Ph.D.

+ Five or more years of quantum information work experience (includes PhD work)

+ Proficiency in Python software development, code verification, and modern software quality practices

+ Experience with developing and running complex science and engineering codes on massively parallel computing clusters, including GPU+CPU hybrid platforms

+ Interest in impacting applications and customers in support of DOE missions

+ Able to acquire a DOE security clearance

About Our Team:

The Quantum Computer Science department pursues foundational research and development of quantum information processors that will provide exponential speed-ups for selected computational problems. Our department is central to a much larger QIS program at Sandia and collaborate closely with hundreds of research scientists, postdocs, interns, and collaboration partners at the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Labs. The Center for Computing Research is committed to maintaining an environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. To support this vision, the center actively recruits applicants from a diverse set of backgrounds and cultivates an inclusive community.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide

+ Extraordinary co-workers

+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world

+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities

+ Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)

+ Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance*

World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov

+ These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

Job ID: 681437



  • Engineering
Posted: 2022-04-06 Expires: 2022-07-10

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