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Physicist - Quantum Device Theorist (level 3/4)

Location: Baltimore
US Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
Relocation Assistance: Yes
Clearance Type: None
Number of Openings : 1
Shift : 1st Shift
Description

The Advanced Concepts and Technologies group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking a Quantum Device Theorist to become part of Northrop Grumman's Transformational Technology Business Area within the Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) organization. Transformational Technology is focused on developing next generation superconducting electronics (SCE) and advanced computing technologies.

Qualified Physicists will have experience with some of the following:
**Physical implementation of qubits, qubit couplings, and quantum architectures
**Adiabatic quantum computing and quantum control theory
**Numerical experience in modeling qubits and qubit dynamics
**Superconducting qubit theory, including familiarity with circuit quantization
**Quantum decoherence modeling, such as Quantum Master Equation analysis and non-Markovian effects
**Quantum Verification and Validation such as Randomized Benchmarking or Tomography

**Encoded qubit theory, including stabilizer and/or topology based approaches

 

This req may be filled as a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below.  ACandT

Qualifications

This req may be filled as a level 3 or a level 4 based on the qualifications below.


Basic Qualifications for a level 3:
**Must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline (or will complete by August 2017)
**The selected candidate may be required to obtain a security clearance (US citizenship required)
**Must have experience in one or more of the following: physical implementation of qubits and quantum operations; adiabatic quantum computing and quantum control theory; quantum verification and validation; quantum algorithms; numerical experience in modeling qubits and qubit dynamics; or encoded qubit theory, including stabilizer and/or topology based approaches.

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:
**Must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or a closely related technical discipline plus at least 4 years of relevant experience
**The selected candidate may be required to obtain a security clearance (US citizenship required)
**Must have experience in one or more of the following: physical implementation of qubits and quantum operations; adiabatic quantum computing and quantum control theory; quantum verification and validation; quantum algorithms; numerical experience in modeling qubits and qubit dynamics; or encoded qubit theory, including stabilizer and/or topology based approaches.

Preferred Qualifications:
**Familiarity with superconducting qubits and circuit quantization
**Familiarity with quantum complexity theory, including analysis of fault tolerance and quantum supremacy
**Experience with classical computer science desired


Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

 

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Job ID: 16030189
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