Postdoc Opening: Computational Mathematics Postdoctoral Scholar

Berkeley Lab’s Computational Research Division has an opening in the Scalable Solvers Group for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of Applied Mathematics with an emphasis on Quantum Computing. The successful candidate will participate in research activities related to the development of mathematical tools for quantum compiling that are relevant to DOE and LBNL missions.

What You Will Do:

  • Develop new and efficient numerical algorithms for quantum compiling / quantum circuit synthesis: the transformation of quantum algorithms into a sequence of quantum gates.
  • Develop and optimize numerical linear algebra techniques for accelerating quantum compiling on near-term quantum hardware.
  • Develop high performance software tools that can be integrated with quantum compilers.
  • Work in a multidisciplinary team environment including mathematicians, computer scientists, and domain scientists.
  • Author peer-reviewed journal articles.

What is Required:

  • PhD in Mathematics, Computer Science, Computational Science, or Engineering with a strong background in numerical linear algebra and multi-linear (tensor) algebra.
  • Knowledge of matrix decompositions, iterative methods, approximation theory, sparse matrix techniques, and optimization is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience to program proficiently in a high-level programming language, such as C++/C/FORTRAN.
  • Experience in parallel computing and be able to use MPI and OpenMP.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of performance optimization for scientific codes.
  • Knowledge of perturbation analysis and unitary matrix factorizations.
  • Knowledge of quantum computing and quantum information is a plus.

Application can be submitted at: