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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Physics

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Work type: Post Doctoral Fellow Full Time
Location: Golden, CO
Categories: Faculty (Academic/Research/Teaching), Physics

Position Title: Post-Doctoral Fellow - Physics
Pay Range:

$38,000 - $63,000

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

The Opportunity:

Prof. Eliot Kapit is looking to hire a postdoctoral researcher to assist his work as part of the Fermilab Superconducting Quantum Materials Center ( Prof. Kapit's quantum information research group studies a wide array of topics in quantum computing, including superconducting device engineering, autonomous error correction, noise-tolerant quantum algorithms and quantum simulation. Prof. Kapit's involvement with SQMS is similarly broad and there are a wide range of potential topics the successful candidate could study.  This position has an anticipated summer 2021 start date.

  • Conduct research in quantum information science in collaboration with SQMS. Possible topics could include but are not limited to: design and operation of 3d cavity-based logical qubits, development hardware efficient quantum error correction schemes, and the development of quantum algorithms (and noise mitigation strategies for them) for simulating many-body physics and classical optimization tasks.
  • Publish related research and present at conferences.
  • Successful candidate will have the opportunity to mentor undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • PhD in physics or a related field.  All PhD requirements should be completed by the time work commences. 
  • Previous research experience in one or more areas of quantum information science.
  • Publication record in one or more areas of quantum information science.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience simulating quantum physics with classical computers.
About Mines & Golden, CO:

Mines is consistently ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate and an average 300 days of sunshine per year make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. 

Equal Opportunity:

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Total Rewards:

Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  For more information, visit Mines benefits.

How to Apply:

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) which includes uploading a resume, cover letter (required) and references. References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and candidates will be informed before any outreach to references are conducted.

Background Investigation Required:


COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement  

Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.

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