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Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate

Information Sciences Institute (ISI) invites applications for a postdoc position starting immediately. This is a 1-year appointment with a strong possibility of reappointment. In this position, the successful applicant is expected to contribute to the design and development of algorithms and methods in the field of adiabatic quantum computing (quantum annealing), specifically, searching for potential advantages of quantum annealers over standard algorithms. The applicant should have strong analytical and numerical skills as well as knowledge in quantum computing, quantum mechanics and computational physics. The research may also include an experimental component. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS - PhD (received within the last 3 years) in physics, computer sciences or other related disciplines. - Knowledge in quantum computing, quantum mechanics, computational physics and numerical methods. - Strong programming skills in, e.g., C/C++, Fortran, Python. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Background in Condensed Matter Physics, specifically spin systems and/or spin glasses. - Background in discrete optimization. - Ability to work in a collaborative environment. To be considered for the position, please attach the following to your application: 1) a detailed CV with publications and contact information for three references; 2) a research statement outlining the candidate's research, and interest in the position; and 3) arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Itay Hen at itayhen@isi.edu Two positions are currently open and will remain so until they are filled. The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Minimum Education: Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate within previous three years Minimum Experience: 0-1 year Minimum Field of Expertise: Directly related education in research specialization with advanced knowledge of equipment, procedures and analysis methods REQ20065198
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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