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What Your Job Will Be Like:
We are now accepting applications for the 2024 Gil Herrera Fellowship in Quantum Information Science. This is a prestigious postdoctoral research and academic fellowship with funding from Sandia’s Laboratory Directed Research and Development program. Selected fellows will also be able to take part in our strong academic partnerships between Sandia and our partner universities, which include the University of New Mexico (UNM), UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Illinois, Purdue, GA Tech, UT Austin, and many others.
We seek researchers with a background and interest in the broadly defined interdisciplinary area domain of Quantum Information Science (QIS) and related scientific fields, such as physics, mathematics, computer science, and engineering. We are particularly interested in applicants who can conduct self-directed theoretical and/or experimental research and serve as mentors to students in subject areas such as: algorithms and applications; design, fabrication, benchmarking, characterization, and optimization of quantum devices, novel qubit calibration and control schemes, quantum device and noise modeling, experimental design and discovery, and error mitigation techniques for multi-qubit quantum platforms. As a Herrera postdoctoral fellow, you will have opportunities to:
As a Herrera QIS fellow, you will pursue a combination of both self-directed research in your topic area and integration with existing Sandia R&D projects, under the guidance of Sandia staff mentors. A proposal for your research plan will be requested as part of the interview process, and you will be expected to publish the results of your work in leading journals and present your work at top-tier conferences. While hybrid work-modes are possible (such as different work-from-home arrangements) it is strongly desired that the selected fellow relocates to be within reasonable commuting distance from one of the two main Sandia campus locations in Albuquerque (New Mexico) or Livermore (California), prioritizing the home location of their Sandia staff mentor.
The selected Fellow will receive a two-year appointment with the potential option for a third year, which includes a highly competitive salary, moving expenses, and a generous professional travel allowance. All interviews will be conducted virtually with an option for selected fellows to visit their physical campus as part of the interview process prior to accepting an offer. Sandia National Laboratories is dedicated to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives. Consistent with this dedication, we seek applicants from diverse backgrounds, and we foster an inclusive research community.
Application processTo apply, please do the following:
**Applicants on this requisition may be considered for this and other postdoctoral positions at Sandia National Laboratories.
Qualifications We Require:
Qualifications We Desire:
About Our Team:
You will be a member of one of the Quantum Information Science departments, where we pursue foundational research and development of quantum information processors that will provide exponential speed-ups for selected computational problems. Our work is central to a much larger QIS program at Sandia and collaborate closely with hundreds of research scientists, postdocs, interns, and collaborators at the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Labs.
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.
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 https://U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (https://i.e., of the https://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.
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If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date.
This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.
Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
Job ID: 691879