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Research Scientist Sr - (quantum information devices)

Job ID: 2115530
Location: COLLEGE PARK, MD, United States
Date Posted: Apr 19, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Research Scientist
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI with Poly
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an experienced Research Scientist Sr.  for our College Park, MD location to provide Subject Matter Expertise (SME) in quantum information science by performing the following tasks:

  • Actively participate in fundamental research focused on creating and testing novel superconductor or semiconductor qubit devices, by engaging in hands-on research performing device design, fabrication, or measurement as part of a team.
  • Draw conclusions based on data, make recommendations regarding areas of investigation needed in specific research program areas, as well as develop program development plans to accomplish specific research goals.
  • Submit reports including quarterly and annual reports detailing laboratory progress and success.
  • Participate in periodic program reviews to provide updates, develop evaluation plans, and performing the necessary administration.

The successful candidate will help plan and execute laboratory research based on substantial knowledge of state-of-the art principles and theories, contribute to completion of milestones associated with specific projects, and may contribute to scientific literature and conferences.  Advanced data reporting techniques, mathematics, and statistics will be used to conduct research, report research, analyze data from research studies, and develop internal reports.   The position requires work to be completed under general direction on routine tasks and may receive detailed instructions on new projects or assignments.



  • PhD in physics or relevant engineering discipline and experience with topics regarding the development of a quantum information devices, including qubit design, qubit fabrication, qubit measurements, or microwave engineering.
  • Experience in superconducting quantum circuits or semiconductor spin qubits preferred.
  • Experience with scientific computing, including C++, Python, or MATLAB.
  • Ability to apply expertise across a wide variety of technical problems.
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • U.S. Citizenship required.


Active clearance or ability to obtain a TS/SCI w/ Polygraph clearance required





Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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