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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - High Performance Computing in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311374

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Advanced Computing, Math & Data

Group: High Performance Computing

Job Description

The High-Performance Computing (HPC) Group at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a post-doctoral researcher with a strong background in quantum algorithms, quantum software development, quantum characterization verification and validation (QCVV) or near-term applications of quantum computing. The candidate will be expected to perform world-leading research focusing as part of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory within the Codesign Center for Quantum Advantage. The candidate will be expected to collaborate closely with laboratory personnel in computing and application domains, as well as researchers at collaborating national laboratories, universities, and industry on center activities focused on the development, application, benchmarking, compilation, and optimization of quantum algorithms and software.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities include:

  • Conduct technical research in areas of interest to impacted projects

  • Publish results in high visible, peer-reviewed venues (e.g., conferences and journals)

  • Interact with internal and external research staff and domain scientists for collaboration purposes

  • Participate in and potentially lead technical presentations on the work

  • Participate in team meetings and potentially interact with funding sponsors

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must have completed a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science or related field and must have a proven research track record including publications.

Preferred Education/Credential:

Will complete a Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field before beginning the post-doc position.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci's

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: High-Performance Computing

Opening Date: 2020-11-10

Closing Date: 2020-12-25