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Quantum Computing Postdoctoral Research Associate - Military Veterans

at Los Alamos National Laboratory

Job Title Quantum Computing Postdoctoral Research Associate
Location Los Alamos, NM, US
Organization Name EES-16/Energy and Natural Resources Security
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What You Will Do
Come join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions! The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an intellectually curious post-doctoral research associate for an opening in quantum computing.

The Earth and Environmental Sciences Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) employs about 220 scientists, postdocs, and students with expertise in various facets of Earth sciences. The successful candidate will join our group (EES-16) that works on strategic national and global problems related to energy and natural resources security, such as energy production, climate change resilience, carbon sequestration, and waste storage. This position will be aimed at research in applying quantum computing to fluid dynamics problems. Specific areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the development and use of novel algorithms for partial differential equations and linear systems either in a quantum or hybrid quantum/classical environment.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a STEM field
  • Demonstrated record of peer-reviewed publications and oral presentations
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in a diverse team environment

Education : Candidates must have received a Ph.D. within the last five years or will have completed all Ph.D. requirements by the commencement of the appointment.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Knowledge about quantum computing
  • Knowledge about fluid dynamics
  • Knowledge about flow in porous and/or fractured media
  • Computer programming skills in a high-level language such as Python, C
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.
Note to Applicants:

To apply, please submit an online application, including your CV. No applicant is expected to have all the desired skills. Anyone who meets the minimum requirements is encouraged to apply.

In addition to applying online, applicants may email their CV and cover letter to Dr. Daniel O'Malley ( ) , Dr. John Golden ( ), and Dr. Stephan Eidenbenz ( ).

Initial postdoc appointments are for two years and are renewable for a third year. Outstanding candidates may be eligible for a LANL Director's Fellowship or a Distinguished Fellowship (see options/postdoctoral-research/postdoc-program/postdoc-appointment-types.php ).

Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:

§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network

§ Dental and vision insurance

§ Free basic life and disability insurance

§ Paidchildbirth and parental leave

§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)

§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance

§ Flexible schedules and time off (PTO and holidays)

§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs

§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)

Additional Details
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing. Although New Mexico and other states have legalized the use of marijuana, use and possession of marijuana remain illegal under federal law. A positive drug test for marijuana will result in termination of employment, even if the use was pre-offer.

Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Employment Status Full Time
Appointment Type Postdoc

Los Alamos, NM

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Continue the Mission with Los Alamos National Laboratory, one of the world’s most innovative multidisciplinary research institutions. We focus on strategic science initiatives to uphold national security and ensure the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile along with other defense and research-oriented programs.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is a natural fit and next career for veterans and transitioning personnel from all branches of the military. You don’t need to be a scientist or engineer to work with us; we offer a vast array of career opportunities and need veterans’ unique and technical skillsets as we continue to grow. Hands-on and continuing education will equip you for your next mission.


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