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Postdoctoral Associate - Physics

Other, Research / Scientific


Postdoctoral Associate - Physics

  • 524002
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Physics
  • Other
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

We invite applications for postdoctoral associate in theoretical Quantum Information Science in the Physics Department of Virginia Tech.

The focus of this position will be on quantum many-body dynamics, phases of matter in non-equilibrium and on noisy quantum devices. There will be an opportunity to test theoretical results on cloud quantum processors (Virginia Tech is in IBM’s Quantum Hub, which provides access to 20+ qubit devices).

The successful candidate will mainly work with Prof. Tianci Zhou, and is encouraged to interact and collaborate with other faculty, postdocs and students of the quantum information and condensed matter theory groups at Virginia Tech. The Postdoctoral Associate will have opportunities for travel to present in conferences and to collaborate with other groups. The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research in the above areas and disseminate results in journal publications and conference presentations.

Required Qualifications

- Ph.D. in Quantum Information Science, Theoretical Condensed Matter, or a closely related field. Ph.D. must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one-year eligibility remaining.
- Evidence of a publication record.

Preferred Qualifications

- Knowledge of concepts and techniques from Quantum Information Science and Theoretical Condensed Matter.
- Experience of programming and numerical simulation.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date


Additional Information

Applicants should complete the application online at www.jobs.vt.edu and attach a cover letter of application addressing the applicant's qualifications for this position; current curriculum vitae; research statement; list of publications; and the names of three references. Please arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent directly to tzhou13@vt.edu. Review of applications will begin on 01/15/2023 and continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and offers a  wide range of networking and development opportunities to women and minorities in science and engineering. For details, contact Ms. Jacqueline Woodyard, Physics Department, (540)231-7566, or call TTY 1-800-828-1120.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Jacqueline Woodyard at woodyaj@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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