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MIT Lincoln Laboratory Technical Staff-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.

Job Description

The quantum information and integrated nanosystems group at MIT Lincoln Laboratory seeks a full-time technical staff member to join our research team of quantum information and computing scientists. The range of theoretical efforts in the group includes the design and evaluation of fault-tolerant quantum error correction protocols, gate-level implementation of quantum algorithms, and characterization and modeling of noise in quantum devices. A candidate that could establish themselves as an expert in one or more of these areas is desired.

The ideal candidate should be able to make contributions in one or more of the following areas:

  • Quantum computer architecture both near-term and future (5+ years)

  • Design, optimization, and resource analysis of quantum circuits

  • Quantum error correction, fault-tolerance, and syndrome decoding

  • Quantum Characterization Verification & Validation (QCVV)

  • Development of compilation and simulation tools to enable the analysis of quantum architectures and circuits


PhD in Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field. Must have a strong background in theoretical quantum computer science. Experience with quantum algorithms, quantum circuits, or quantum error correction is required. The ability to develop software in programming languages such as: C++, Python, Matlab, and/or Mathematica is required. Experience with high-performance computing is desired.

At MIT Lincoln Laboratory, our exceptional career opportunities include many outstanding benefits to help you stay healthy, feel supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work-life balance. Benefits offered to employees include:

  • Comprehensive health, dental, and vision plans

  • MIT-funded pension

  • Matching 401K

  • Paid leave (including vacation, sick, parental, military, etc.)

  • Tuition reimbursement and continuing education programs

  • Mentorship programs

  • A range of work-life balance options

  • ... and much more!

    Please visit our Benefits page ( for more information. As an employee of MIT, you can also take advantage of other voluntary benefits, discounts and perks ( .

    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.

    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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