Postdoctoral Research Associate - Quantum

Job Details

Job no: 509255
Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)
Location: UMass Amherst
Department: Computer Science
Union: Post Doc
Categories: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computer & Information Technology

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

This Postdoctoral Research Associate position is associated with the National Science Foundation funded Engineering Research Center on Quantum Networks. The focus of the center is very broad and includes research on quantum networks, quantum communications, quantum information theory as it applies to networks, distributed quantum computing, and distributed quantum sensing. The focus of the postdoc position is to perform research on one or more of the following topics: modeling & analysis, design, and optimization & of distributed quantum systems. The postdoc will be expected to work with the teams of Professor Don Towsley at UMass Amherst and Professor Leandros Tassiulas at Yale University. The postdoc will have the opportunity to interact in a very rich environment with a diverse set of researchers drawn from not only UMass and Yale, but also from University of Arizona, Harvard University, MIT, and University of Oregon.

Essential Functions:

  • Contributes to research in the Center on Quantum Networks. This can involve: developing new architectures, algorithms, protocols for quantum networks and/or distributed quantum computing; modeling and analysis of quantum networks; optimization and control of quantum networks.
  • Supervises research assistants.
  • Describes techniques and results for use in scientific papers and conferences; assists in writing reports and articles.
  • Contributes to the development of new research proposals.

Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or related field.
  • Capacity for excellent research, as demonstrated by publications and other professional activities, appropriate to the number of years in the field.
  • Expertise with programming languages appropriate to the specific field of study.
  • Familiarity with one or more specialized subareas of investigation within Computer Science.
  • Ability to work with a minimal amount of supervision.

Salary Information:

$68,000 annually

Additional Information:

Start date for this position is negotiable.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a motivation statement, CV, and the names and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Please apply by August 26, 2021 to ensure consideration.

For informal inquiries, please contact Professor Don Towsley at [email protected].

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Jul 19 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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Organization

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is one of the preeminent public research universities in America. Nestled in idyllic Amherst, Massachusetts—often called “The top college town in North America”—the campus is consistently ranked among the top public research universities in the nation, and offers a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers. 

As one of the nation's top public research universities – as measured by national and international rankings, academic citations, and research funding – the campus spends more than $180 million on research each year, demonstrating its contribution to the nation’s position as a technological and economic leader. The university works in conjunction with academic, government, and private partners to translate new knowledge and scientific discoveries into technical innovations and scholarly works that create opportunities for students, faculty and the public. 

Eight schools and colleges offer more than 85 undergraduate majors, 68 master’s and 48 doctoral degree programs, many counted among the top programs in the nation and world. UMass Amherst is also home to New England's premier honors college.

The 1,159 full-time faculty members are dedicated teachers and world-renowned researchers and the campus has regularly been listed among the top performers in terms of faculty awards. With over 24,000 students from all 50 states and over 70 countries, the student body is the most academically successful in the history of the campus. Students participate in 240 organizations, 21 NCAA Division I athletic teams, extensive intramurals, living-learning residence halls, community service, and internships. With one of the largest residential life systems in the nation, UMass Amherst houses approximately 12,000 students on campus. The university is enjoying a facilities renaissance, including new buildings in the sciences, the arts, and recreation. UMass Amherst is part of the Five College consortium with Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire and Amherst colleges.

As an employer, the University of Massachusetts Amherst is a national leader in developing family-friendly policies, benefits and amenities designed to help faculty members develop both productive careers and satisfying personal lives. The university offers one of the nation’s most generous parental leave policies. The university is also part of the Academic Career Network, a regional consortium formed to serve dual-career couples and encourage greater diversity in the academy.

 

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