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Research Scientist Sr. Principal

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Job ID: 200901
Location: COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States
Date Posted: Jun 25, 2020
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Research Scientist
Schedule: Casual (includes On Call and Temporary)
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: Yes
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Research Scientist Sr. Principal to provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in semi and super conducting quantum systems by performing the following tasks:

  • Assist in the full fit up of a semi-super laboratory space by utilizing this expertise to identify and incorporate the necessary equipment and specifications to allow for successful operation of the lab. 
  • Submit a quarterly report detailing laboratory progress.  The quarterly report shall include a progress update on the lab set-up and capabilities, the development of the technical plan, technical results (to include simulation and experimental results), and a brief summary of any technical talks, papers, or notes that are given or drafted during the previous quarter. 
  • Submit an annual report summarizing the quarterly reports, major areas of interest, and overall progress on the lab.
  • Also assist in defining milestones and objectives, developing test and evaluation plans, and performing the necessary administration.
  • Shall participate in periodic execution reviews.  Perform root-cause analysis and provide status reports. 
  • Engage in quantum technical analysis, projects, briefings, and products to support analysis.

Participate in quantum research.  Initiates the design, development, execution and implementation of scientific research projects.  Investigates the feasibility of applying scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products.  Plans and executes laboratory research. May also review and analyze data from research studies, develop reports and conclusions based on data, make recommendations regarding areas of investigation needed in specific research program areas, develop program and product development plans to accomplish specific research/product goals, etc., and critiques/evaluates individual research projects and overall research programs.  Maintains substantial knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories, and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.  May participate in interdepartmental activities and research efforts.  Scientists will use advanced data reporting techniques, mathematics and statistics in order to conduct and report their research.  Frequent use and application of technical standards, principles, theories, concepts and techniques.  Provides solutions to a variety of technical problems of moderate scope and complexity where analysis of situations or data requires a review of the variety of factors.  Works under general direction on routine work.   May receive detailed instructions on new projects or assignments. Contributes to completion of milestones associated with specific projects. 




Experience with scientific computing, including C++ or Python

Ability to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems

Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills

Masters in Quantum Science, including Physics, EE, or a related field

5+ years of experience with topics regarding the development of a quantum computing platform, including experimental or theoretical qubit design, qubit characterization, qubit fabrication, qubit measurements, or microwave engineering.

Experience in quantum simulation or quantum sensing with superconducting circuits, semiconducting or spin qubits, or ion trapping platforms

US Citizenship


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's most complex modernization and readiness challenges. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission solutions. Using our expertise in existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has pro forma annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom. For SAIC benefits information, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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