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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Quantum Information Scientist in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308854

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Advanced Computing Mathematics and Data

Group: High Performance Computing

Job Description

The High Performance Computing Group (HPC) at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a scientist to participate in the research and development of PNNL’s Quantum Information Sciences (QIS) capability. PNNL is driving cutting edge research in QIS systems and applications in a number of domains, including Quantum Chemistry. We are seeking scientists with a passion for the mathematics, theory, and algorithms that will shape the future of QIS across the DOE National Laboratory complex. Hired researchers will work at PNNL’s Richland, Washington campus with scientists across a wide range of scientific areas with the opportunity to form multi-disciplinary collaborations and lead fundamental, high-visibility research that will have deep impact on national computing strategy.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities for this position include:

  • Design and develop algorithms and software for quantum information systems.

  • Research and advance fundamental quantum information science theory.

  • Study the mathematical foundations for quantum information sciences.

  • Produce peer-reviewed papers, technical presentations, and other technical artifacts for internal and external use

  • Collaborate with researchers both within and outside the laboratory in multi-disciplinary research teams.

  • Support applied theoretical and computational research efforts in quantum information science.

  • Participate in research in quantum information sciences, particularly quantum computing and quantum-enhanced sensing.

  • Participate in business development activities.

  • Train and mentor junior level staff and post-doctorates.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS/BA with 5 years of experience; MS/MA with 3 years of experience; PhD with 1 year of experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • A demonstrated research experience and publication record in Quantum Information Sciences.

  • Ability to obtain a US security clearance.

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

Directorate: Physical & Computational Sci's

Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support

Group: High Performance Computing

Opening Date: 2019-01-25

Closing Date: 2019-04-26