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Postdoctoral Researcher for QuAIL

Company: KBR, Inc
Location: Mountain View
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

KBR is looking for a strong postdoctoral candidate in classical/quantum combinatorial optimization, machine learning, and material simulation to support the Quantum Artificial Intelligence Lab (QuAIL) at NASA Ames. The Postdoctoral Researcher for QuAIL will perform research, develop quantum algorithms, and advance classical algorithms and simulation tools to aid in exploring quantum algorithms and to raise the bar for any potential quantum advantage, as well as implement novel models and numerical tools to estimate and reduce the computation cost to simulate large quantum systems and materials. Must be skilled in both numerical and analytical evaluation of classical/quantum algorithms and simulations, and able to work both independently and in small teams. Required Education, Experience, & Skills:

  • PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Engineering (Ph.D. candidates with an excellent track record may apply)
  • Excellent programming skills in Python, C, C++
  • Demonstrated ability to work in small teams
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Preferred Experience: 1-2 years of experience in classical/quantum optimization and/or material design/simulation with an excellent record of publications on quantum computation related topics KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. KBR - Delivering Solutions, Changing the World. KBR brings together the best and brightest to deliver science, technology and engineering solutions that help governments and companies around the world accomplish their most critical missions and objectives. In everything we do, we are guided by our ONE KBR Values: We Value Our People - We create diverse, inclusive environments in which each person can feel safe, respected and valued, and where everyone has opportunities to grow and reach their full potential. We Deliver - We are uncompromising in our commitment to deliver innovative, high-quality, technology-led solutions for our customers and exceptional, sustainable value for all our stakeholders. We Are People of Integrity - We value honesty, trust, courage, fairness, prudence and tenacity. We believe doing what's right for the planet, the communities where we work, and our people is good for business. We Empower - We empower our people with a shared purpose, the right tools and the supportive culture they need to be proactive decision-makers, to be adaptive to change, and to succeed. We Are a Team of Teams - We have a will to succeed, but we value the achievements of our team of teams over individual accomplishments. Our collective focus makes us a better, stronger, more effective company. We have also embedded environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles in every business operation and corporate function. Not only are we committed to operating safely, sustainably and equitably, but we are also committed to using our capabilities and expertise to help our customers accomplish their sustainability goals. Worldwide, KBR employs a diverse workforce approximately 29,000 people strong, with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. At KBR, We Deliver. Fraud has infiltrated the job placement market via the internet, email and direct phone contact. Attempts have included unauthorized use of KBR's name and logo to solicit potential job seekers or to extend false job offers. Bad actors may mix in fake job advertisements with legitimate postings. These ads can include contact instructions and require job seekers to send sensitive personal information or money to pay for visa applications, processing fees, etc., in exchange for consideration for a high-paying position. KBR will never ask for any sort of advance payment as part of the recruiting/hiring process. Candidate profiles are carefully managed to protect personal information. Suggested Jobs Junior Research Scientist for Urban Air Mobility Senior QML Research Scientist Diagnostics and Prognostics Research Engineer

Keywords: KBR, Inc, Mountain View , Postdoctoral Researcher for QuAIL, Other , Mountain View, California

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