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Research Scientist - Quantum Computation

Job ID: 1496108 | Amazon Dev Center U.S., Inc.

DESCRIPTION

The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Center for Quantum Computing is looking to hire a Quantum Research Scientist. You will join a multi-disciplinary team of theoretical and experimental physicists, materials scientists, and hardware and software engineers working at the forefront of quantum technologies.

Responsibilities include the optimization of quantum communication tasks, protocol development for AWS infrastructure, research into use cases for advanced quantum communications protocols and integration with quantum computation objectives.


You have a strong background at the intersection of theoretical and experimental quantum communications protocols. We are looking for an understanding of the challenges involved in the transition from theoretical formulations to experimental implementations. You would bring a strong familiarity with advanced use cases, resourcefulness and a bias for action, superior problem solving and excellent communication skills. Working effectively within a team environment is essential. As a research scientist you will be expected to work on new ideas and stay abreast of the field of theoretical and experimental quantum communication, serving as a bridge between experimental and theoretical groups.

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BASIC QUALIFICATIONS

· Experience in interfacing with government agencies
· International exposure to the quantum information community
· Experience in an startup or new launch initiative within an existing organization
· Familiarity with the hardware implementations of quantum key distribution
· Understanding of security proof in quantum key distribution protocols

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

· Expertise with quantum optics and/or QKD setups
· Proficient in a scientific programming environment (for example, one or more of Julia, Python, Mathematica, MATLAB)
· Effective working in a team environment with other engineers, scientists and technicians who have a wide range of technical skill levels
· Comfortable working in a diverse group with a geographically distributed team and contributing to an inclusive culture

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