Quantum Scientist

Key Role:

Leverages advanced quantum physics and advanced academic research skills and tools to research and evaluate quantum phenomena and quantum information sciences (e.g., quantum computing, quantum communications, quantum sensing). Applies specific functional knowledge; working/general industry knowledge. Develops or contributes to solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity. Works independently with some guidance; may review or guide activities of more junior employees. This position is a hybrid role with a combination of working at a Booz Allen office or client site and working remotely.

Basic Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience with quantum information processing, quantum computing, quantum networking, quantum gate modeling, or superconducting, trapped ion or photonic systems, gained during academic internships, doctoral, or post-doctoral studies

  • Experience with authoring peer-reviewed articles on quantum topics

  • Ability to work independently on complex tasks

  • Ability to obtain a security clearance

  • Master's degree

Additional Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of experience with quantum information processing, quantum computing, quantum networking, quantum gate modeling, or superconducting, trapped ion or photonic systems, gained during academic internships, doctoral, or post-doctoral studies

  • Experience with project management for scientific projects

  • Experience with working in a supervisory or advisory position

  • Experience with programming

  • Experience with data science, including analysis, data visualization, and machine learning

  • Experience with postdoctoral quantum information research

  • Possession of excellent verbal and written communication skills, including communicating results to technical and non-technical audiences

  • Secret clearance

  • Doctorate degree in Physics, EE, Mathematics, or related technical field

Clearance:

Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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