Quantum Information Science (Theory) Postdoctoral Scholar

Updated: 9 months ago
Location: Berkeley, CALIFORNIA
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry Division   has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Scholar specializing in Quantum Information Science. The successful Postdoc will have a background in theory and computation, and will develop and use methods to predict coherence lifetimes in the computational discovery of new two-level systems embedded in thin films, nanocrystals, and metal/covalent organic frameworks. The postdoc will collaborate with a multi-disciplinary team at the Molecular Foundry, providing complementary expertise to experimental synthesis and characterization efforts.


What You Will Do:

  • Provide technical leadership in the area of simulation of decoherence mechanisms of color center qubits.

  • Utilize new developments in computational software to predict and understand experimental results.  

  • Write both independent and collaborative manuscripts.

  • Publish your work in the peer-reviewed scientific literature and present at national and group meetings.

What is Required:

  • PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science, or a related discipline.

  • Programming and mathematical modeling experience

  • Strong publication record in top-rated scientific journals, with extensive experience in the preparation and handling of scientific manuscripts, reports and research posters.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

  • Ability to guide and train junior researchers.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  •  Prior experience in quantum information science is not required.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.


  • This is a full time 1 year postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. You must have less than 4 years paid postdoctoral experience. 

  • Salary will be predetermined based on postdoctoral step rates.

  • This position is represented by a union for collective bargaining purposes.

  • This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.

  • Work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.

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