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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Quantum Computer Science in Lexington, Massachusetts

The Quantum Information and Integrated Nanosystems Group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory develops quantum systems, including theory, engineering, and control, to address critical future technology needs. Areas of focus include developing superconducting qubits for quantum computing, trapped ions for quantum information and precision time keeping, integrated photonics, and solid-state quantum sensing. The group’s innovative research is supported by on-site state-of-the-art fabrication tools, close partnership with universities and industry, extensive test and measurement infrastructure, and daily collaboration with the 1700+ Ph.D-level scientists within Lincoln Laboratory.

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Associate Technical Staff (Quantum Computer Science)

The quantum information and integrated nanosystems group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory seeks a full-time associate staff member to join our research team of quantum information and computing scientists . We are looking for a candidate that would aid in the development of software tools to support our research. This candidate would also have the opportunity to perform research in the areas of fault-tolerant quantum error correction, gate-level implementation of quantum algorithms, and modeling of error in quantum systems.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Development of software libraries for the realization of quantum algorithms

  • Modeling and simulation of gate-level implementations of quantum circuits

  • Implementation of quantum algorithms based on descriptions in the research literature

  • Numerical simulation and analysis of quantum algorithms and quantum error correction circuits

  • Optimization and parallelization of software tools for high-performance computing platforms. For standard processors as well as hardware accelerators such as GPUs.


Master’s degree in Computer Science, Physics, Electrical Engineering and 5+ years experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 8+ years experience. Must have 5+ years experience developing software in languages such as C++, Python, Matlab, and/or Mathematica. Familiarity working with quantum development environments such as: Cirq, OpenFermion, Qiskit is required. Experience with concepts in quantum computer science is required. Experience running applications on quantum hardware platforms is desired. Experience with high-performance computing and hardware accelerators is desired.

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Selected candidate will be subject to a pre-employment background investigation and must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret level DoD security clearance.

To safeguard our health and well-being, MIT Lincoln Laboratory requires COVID-19 vaccination for all employees. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reason.

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

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