We invite highly qualified postdoctoral applications in theoretical chemistry/physics at Virginia Tech, working in Nick Mayhall's group on a joint project with our colleagues in the physics department, Sophia Economou and Ed Barnes, and our collaborator at NIST Dave Pappas. The focus of this position is to implement new electronic structure methods designed for efficient mapping of molecular systems to quantum hardware.
This position is part of a larger multi-institution collaborative project aimed at simulating strongly correlated molecules on small, high-fidelity quantum computers, designed and fabricated by our collaborators. As such, this is a great opportunity to obtain experience in both theoretical chemistry and quantum computing, by working in close collaboration with experts in superconducting qubit fabrication, quantum gate design, and quantum control.
We are seeking applicants with the following experience: +Background in theoretical chemistry techniques. +Demonstrably significant coding experience. Please send CV and three references to Nick Mayhall (nmayhall]|[vt.edu), with a brief comment indicating your interest in this position.
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