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Postdoctoral Associate

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0170316
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

We invite applications for a postdoctoral or research associate position in theoretical Quantum Communications and Quantum Information Processing in the Physics Department of Virginia Tech. The focus of the position is on Quantum Communications, Quantum Control, and related topics, including spin-photon interfaces, multi-photon entanglement and graph states and the physics of quantum emitters in solid-state systems. The position includes many opportunities for travel both to present in conferences and to collaborate with leading experimental groups.

Required Qualifications:

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. in either Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, or Theoretical Condensed Matter. A strong background in Quantum Mechanics is necessary and knowledge of fundamental concepts of Quantum Information or Quantum Computing is required.

  • Background in Quantum Information and/or Quantum Computing
  • Advanced knowledge of quantum mechanics
  • Experience with programming language
  • Good collaborative skills
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of quantum optics
  • Knowledge of theoretical condensed matter and/or semiconductor physics
  • Ability to work under limited supervision
Employment Conditions:
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae, to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting #XXXXXXX. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: September 30, 2021
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: $48,000-$50,000
Department: Physics
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F, 8-5 or as needed
Job Posting Date: 08/04/2017
Review Begin Date: 08/18/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
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Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/78622

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References
  2. Other Doc
  3. Other Doc #2
  4. Letter of Reference #1
  5. Letter of Reference #2
  6. Letter of Reference #3
  7. Transcript
  8. Research Statement
  9. Portfolio