National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Applied and Computational Mathematics Division

Position ID: 1542-RM [#18607]
Position Title: Quantum Information Theorist
Position Type: Government or industry
Position Location: Boulder, Colorado 80305, United States [map]
Subject Area: Quantum Information Theory
Application Deadline: 2022/01/15 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/10/13, listed until 2022/01/15)
Position Description:    

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The Applied and Computational Mathematics Division (ACMD) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) anticipates an opening for a quantum information science researcher in our Boulder, CO lab. A successful candidate will (a) engage in research in quantum characterization theory, with emphasis on the verification and validation of physical quantum systems used for information processing tasks, as well as for fundamental metrology, (b) work closely with scientists at NIST and elsewhere to design and analyze the results of quantum-based experiments, (c) work with external groups to establish metrics and benchmarks for quantum computing, (d) disseminate results through research articles and technical presentations, and (e) provide technical guidance to postdocs and student interns. Applicants will be expected to have a Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience. When available, the position will be posted at The salary range for the position is $101,028-$155,196 per annum.

NIST is a Federal measurement science and engineering laboratory with state-of-the-art research facilities and excellent benefits. For information on what it’s like to work at NIST, see US citizenship is required. NIST is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

For more information about ACMD, see Interested parties should send an expression of interest, including a CV, to Scott Glancy ( and Manny Knill (

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