Research Technician I (Temporary)

Location
Tucson, AZ
Posted
Apr 29, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:

req5028

Department:

James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci

Department Website Link:

https://www.optics.arizona.edu/

Location:

Main Campus

Address:

Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The College of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona is seeking applicants for a Research Laboratory Assistant in the fields of quantum information science with applications in optical communications, imaging and sensing. The ideal candidate will be one who has experience with at least two of the following three topic areas: (1) basic tools from circuit model quantum computing, (2) single-mode formulation of quantum optics, and (3) quantum information and estimation theoretic tools. The candidate will be supervised by Prof. Saikat Guha, and will work closely with a team of theorists and experimentalists, on problems in photonic quantum information processing. The Research Laboratory Assistant will be expected to write a final report at the end of their temporary employment and present their work at a research group meeting. The individual will have an opportunity to turn their research results into journal publications if deemed appropriate.This position is temporary and will end 89 days or less from the start date.

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Background research on Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ)
  • Exploring Noisy Intermediate Scale Quantum (NISQ) computing algorithms built using a Gaussian Boson Sampling (GBS) device
  • Potential other collaborative work within the research group

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be one who has experience with at least two of the following three topic areas: (1) basic tools from circuit model quantum computing, (2) single-mode formulation of quantum optics, and (3) quantum information and estimation theoretic tools. Enrolled in an undergraduate program in the fields of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science or Physics, or similar. Have completed an internship or other research position in the field of quantum information and quantum optics.

FLSA:

Non-Exempt

Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:

40

Job FTE:

1.00

Work Calendar:

Fiscal

Job Category:

Research

Benefits Eligible:

No Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$12.15/hr

Compensation Type:

hourly rate

Grade:

1

Career Stream and Level:

OC1

Job Family:

Research & Lab

Job Function:

Research

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:

1

Target Hire Date:

5/24/2021

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Brianna Moreno
[email protected]

Open Date:

4/28/2021

Open Until Filled:

Yes

Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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