Qubit Characterization Theorist

Malibu, CA
Science & Engineering - Materials & Microsystems Laboratory – Materials & Microsystems /
/ On-site
Based in Southern California with locations in Malibu, Calabasas and Camarillo; HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art. 

Essential Duties:
A theoretical/computational scientist will assist the HRL team in evaluating the performance and quantum-control possibilities for spin-qubits, entangled photons, and/or other quantum systems, with an emphasis on computational methods.
Candidate must exhibit abilities to read and to produce robust source code and associated mathematical analysis for numerical evaluation of methods to characterize qubits or photonic systems, to interact with experimental practitioners, and to provide critical input to developing methods for building and characterizing complex quantum experiments.

Required Skills:
Coursework or experience in applied quantum information theory (QCVV, channel/noise analysis, algorithms/QEC, optimized control theory, data analysis for quantum experiments, etc.).
Familiarity with mathematical software development, preferably python-based, or alternatively Matlab, Mathematica, Julia, C/C++, etc., is a must. 
Prior in-depth interaction with experimental groups.

Required Education:
Doctoral degree in physics, applied physics, electrical engineering, computer science, or similar field adjoining applied quantum information. 

Special Requirements:
US Citizenship Required

The base salary range for this full-time position is $128,900 - $157,900 + bonus + benefits. 
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HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our Regular/Full Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.

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