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Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Theoretical Quantum Information

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Physics and Applied Physics
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience
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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. Selected candidate is expected to start in Spring-Early summer 2019, though some flexibility in start data may be accommodated.

Primary research interests of the group are quantum information processing and quantum optics with low dimensional systems. In addition, we actively collaborate with theorists across a broad spectrum including those in quantum foundations, quantum condensed matter and quantum cosmology. 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 theory of open quantum systems and quantum optics. S/he is expected to undertake analytical and numerical studies to develop new concepts and tools for the study of engineered quantum systems, with a focus on high-fidelity quantum control, quantum feedback and nonreciprocal quantum dynamics. The candidate is also expected to mentor and work closely with graduate and undergraduate students in the group.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • PhD in in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a related discipline before the start date of the position
  • 2-5 years experience (prior postdoc or graduate research) in theoretical quantum physics or quantum optics
  • Experience with superconducting quantum circuits, quantum information theory and/or quantum field theory is desirable (but not necessary)

Special Instructions for 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 are received.   

This position is available to both domestic and international candidates. The initial appointment will be for two years, with a possibility of renewal contingent upon funding and successful performance.

Please include a detailed CV, cover letter, list of publications, and brief statement of research interests. 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. *At least two letters of reference are required.


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