Physicist (level 3/4) - Super-classical Quantum Annealing

The Advanced Concepts and Technologies (AC&T) group of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems is seeking talented Physicists to develop state-of-the-art next generation superconducting electronics and advanced computing technologies. Qualified Physicists will have an opportunity to conduct fundamental research and innovative experiments involving superconducting quantum annealing circuits as part of the IARPA Quantum Enhanced Optimization (QEO) program. The program goals include achieving breakthrough, super-classical performance and designs leading to speedups of 10,000-fold and beyond. Employees will be stationed on site at MIT Lincoln Laboratory in Lexington, MA and will collaborate with multiple universities.

Responsibilities may include:

  • Conducting cryogenic experiments on advanced superconducting quantum annealing circuits and test beds
  • Collecting and analyzing data
  • Debugging of experiments
  • Developing novel measurement methods and software
  • Coordinating test schedules and strategies
  • Collaborating with Northrop Grumman designers and device theorists, university partners, and government-furnished foundry staff
  • Traveling to Northrop Grumman sites, program meetings, and conferences
  • Publishing novel experimental results

This job may be filled at a level 3 or level 4 based on the qualifications below. ACandT

This job may be filled at a level 3 or level 4 based on the qualifications below.

Basic Qualifications for a level 3:

Must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related technical discipline (or will complete by December 2017)

US citizenship

Track record of high quality research

Experience in laboratory measurements and analyzing experimental data

Basic Qualifications for a level 4:

Must have a Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related technical discipline plus at least 4 years of relevant experience

US citizenship

Track record of high quality research

Experience in leading technical teams, laboratory measurements and analyzing experimental data

Preferred Qualifications include one or more of the following:

Ability to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance

Familiarity with quantum computing and quantum annealing

Familiarity with cryogenic experiments

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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