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Requisition ID:  20852

Research Scientist, Quantum Information Sciences

What You'll Be Doing:

Purdue University’s Rosen Center for Advanced Computing is committed to promoting and advancing all forms of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEIA) to create an environment and culture where the uniqueness of individuals is celebrated and persons from all backgrounds can thrive.

 

Purdue’s Rosen Center for Advanced Computing provides access to leading-edge computational and data storage systems as well as expertise in a broad range of high-performance computing activities. To fulfill our mission, we:

  • provide advanced computational resources and services to support Purdue faculty and staff researchers 
  • evaluate, deploy, and support hardware and software for large-scale scientific computing
  • promote the effective use of our research computing systems and application software through training and education, consultation, and documentation
  • contribute to the discovery process through algorithm design and development of effective computing techniques

 

As the Research Scientist, Quantum Information Science (QIS), you will explore/research, recommend, obtain funding for, and execute cyberinfrastructure projects that leverage innovations in quantum computing, information sciences, and algorithms. you will establish a national reputation and leadership in Quantum Information Science applications. Develop and participate in writing research and funding proposals. You will provide leadership and technical project management for shared cyberinfrastructure initiatives. Evaluate current and future trends in areas of cyberinfrastructure including simulation, data analysis, algorithms, visualization, AI, and learning. Partner with Purdue faculty on applications of quantum information science. Publicize the results of cyberinfrastructure research initiatives through presentations and publications in professional journals and conference proceedings. Establish national reputation and leadership in expertise areas.
 

What We're Looking For:

 

Education and Experience
 

Must have:

  • PhD in Engineering, Computer Science, or related disciplines. 
  • Four (4) years relevant hands-on experience in one, or a combination of the following (all of which may occur concurrently with graduate and/or doctoral studies):
    • experience with quantum computing and/or quantum information science
    • proven success in leading research/cyberinfrastructure proposals
    • participating in research endeavor(s) in either computational science or teaching and learning technologies, that are supported in part or wholly by external grants or other supported by external funding sources
    • developing software or leveraging cyberinfrastructure within a domain area
    • publication of scholarly papers and/or conference proceedings
    • teaching, instruction or mentoring of undergraduate or graduate students within an institution of higher education or a similar environment


Skills:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and skills in quantum information science methods and technologies
  • Ability to work as part of a high performing team in a collaborative environment
  • Ability to work positively in an inclusive and diverse environment
  • Demonstrated project management skills with the ability to plan, organize and prioritize tasks, and complete projects with minimal supervision
  • Demonstrated skills in self-motivation, analytical, and problem-solving skill
  • Ability to mentor other professionals 

 

Preferred:  

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively mentor staff and students
  • Good verbal and written English communication skills including the ability to ‎consult with researchers
  • Ability to effectively make presentations and develop and present training material
  • Ability to develop ‎documentation
     

Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue 
  • Purdue University will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Defined Contribution Waiting Period
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply
  • Benefit Statement: Purdue University offers a substantial Benefit Package including medical, dental, and vision insurance as well as a generous paid time off package for sick and vacation days

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