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Research Laboratory Assistant (Extended Temporary)

Company:
The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Category:
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req11132

Department: James C Wyant Coll Optical Sci

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The James C. Wyant 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 and as appropriate.

This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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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 equivalent, or equivalent learning
    attained through experience required.

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 or has completed 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: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: hourly rate

Grade

2

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

Contact Information for Candidates

Brianna Moreno - bmoreno@optics.arizona.edu

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Resume and Cover Letter

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, 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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