Research Associate

Job description

Working Title: Research Associate

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Physics

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 04-02-2018

Posting Summary:
The Department of Physics at the University of Virginia is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to do theoretical work in quantum computing and quantum information, in particular on the exploration of quantum simulation using continuous-variable quantum optical systems.

The successful candidate will work on continuous- and discrete-variable quantum information at the interface with condensed matter theory in direct collaboration between the experimental quantum optics group of Olivier Pfister and the condensed matter theory group of Israel Klich. Demonstrated experience with continuous-variable quantum information is a plus; however, all candidates with superior proficiency in quantum information, AMO physics and/or condensed matter theory will be considered. The completion of a Ph.D. degree in Physics or closely related field by appointment start date is required. Candidates must have effective oral and written communication skills. This is a one-year appointment, which may be renewed for one additional one-year term, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

To apply, please submit a candidate profile on-line through [email protected] (, and electronically attach a cover letter, a curriculum vitae and the contact information for three individuals who can provide professional reference letters; search on posting 0622972.

Review of applications will begin two weeks from posting date and the position will remain open until filled. Starting date is flexible but planning to have this position filled by September 2018.

Questions regarding this position should be directed to: Professors Olivier Pfister at [email protected] or Israel Klich at [email protected]

Questions regarding the Candidate Profile process or [email protected] should be directed to: Andrew Cavanaugh, 434-924-3798, [email protected]

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to making a final offer of employment.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Posted: 4/3/2018
Application Due: 6/2/2018
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