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Date: Wed Dec 11 11:50:24 2019
Subject: 19.12.11 Postdoctoral Quantum Scientist
Post-doctoral Quantum Scientist
General Atomics (GA) and Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) are looking for 
a highly motivated post-doctoral quantum scientist to assist with quantum 
computing (QC) calculations and algorithm development for applications 
in support of energy sciences. The target problem areas span aspects 
of quantum chemistry and materials science. Tasks will be related to 
the formulation of theory and coding implementations to model static and 
dynamical system properties suitable for execution using QC simulators 
and hardware.

To be successful in this role, the post-doctoral quantum scientist will 
need to be highly motivated, a good communicator, capable of independently 
formulating representations of quantum problems, and comfortable working 
with a team of interdisciplinary scientists. They are expected to work 
closely with researchers at GA and ANL to make use of High Performance 
Computing (HPC) resources at the Argonne Leadership Computing Facility 
(ALCF) and IBM quantum computers.

The post-doc will be physically located at Argonne National Laboratory 
in Lemont, IL. Regular short-term visits to GA in San Diego, CA are 
anticipated. The position is funded under a 3 year grant through the 
U.S. department of energy and offers a competitive stipend.

Required Qualifications:
	Ph.D. in Quantum Chemistry/Physics, or a related discipline such 
as Theoretical Chemistry, Theoretical Physics, Mathematical Physics, 
Condensed Matter Physics, Quantum Information Sciences (QIS).

	Must be able to formulate problem Hamiltonian(s) for quantum 
chemistry systems of interest, including first and second quantization 
representations, and map formulation to quantum gate operations.

	Substantial background in theory and simulations of fermionic 
physics as it relates to electronic structure theory & calculations; 
e.g, Hartree-Fock, coupled cluster theory, configuration interaction, 
DFT, etc.

	Strong code development/programming skills (preferably Python).

Desired Additional Qualifications:
	Direct experience with implementation and modification of hybrid 
quantum-classical algorithms such as the variational quantum eigensolver 

	Experience using QC hardware, and with quantum algorithm and gate 
programming using open libraries such as OpenFermion/Cirq, Forest, and 

	Familiar with quantum error correction and fault-tolerant QC, 
matrix product states and tensor networks, annealing and adiabatic QC 
approaches (e.g. QUBO).

	Working knowledge of QC hardware, quantum gate modeling, and 
quantum algorithm design.

	Experience using quantum chemistry codes such as GAMESS, NWChem, 
PySCF, CP2K, and PSI4.

	Programming skills in C/C++, FORTRAN, Julia, or MATLAB.
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter, resume and 
contact information to:

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