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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Theoretical Quantum Information Science

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant funding
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General Summary of Position:

Quantum Engineering Science and technology (QUEST) group at UMass Lowell invites applications for postdoctoral scholar position in theory and phenomenology of quantum information processing. This position is for a minimum of two years with several possibilities of extensions, and comes with competitive salary and benefits. While background in quantum information sciences is highly desirable, we strongly encourage applications from promising candidates across a broad spectrum of fields, such as quantum field theory, high-energy physics, computer science, mathematics and/or AMO. The postdocs will be a part of a growing and vibrant group of researchers working on a diverse range of topics such as dissipative quantum systems, quantum control and annealing, nonlinear quantum optics, quantum many body systems. We also have close ties with leading experimental groups focusing on superconducting quantum circuits, which form the primary outlook for practical realization of our research.

Ideal candidate will have diverse expertise and experience in physics of quantum information processing, many-body quantum systems and/or non-equilibrium quantum matter. They will be expected to undertake analytical and numerical studies to develop new concepts and tools for the study of engineered quantum systems, with a focus on quantum reservoir engineering, quantum control and feedback, and nonreciprocal quantum dynamics. The candidate is also expected to mentor and work closely with graduate and undergraduate students in the group.

For more information, please see our webpage:

For questions, please contact: Archana Kamal (

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • PhD in in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline before the start date of the position
  • 3-5 years experience (prior postdoc or graduate research) in theoretical quantum physics or quantum optics
  • Experience with circuit-QED and superconducting quantum circuits is desirable (but not necessary)

Additional Considerations:

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.   

The position is open to US citizens/permanent residents and international applicants. 

This position is contingent upon funding.  The initial term of appointment is two years, contingent on satisfactory research progress and the availability of funding.

Please include a detailed CV, cover letter and list of publications with your application. Names and contact information for three references will be required at the time of application. References will be contacted for a letter of reference immediately after application submission. References will be required to upload recommendation letters to our on-line portal; neither emailed nor hard-copy letters will be accepted. *Three letters of reference are required.  Submission of a brief statement of research interests is optional.

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