Intern - Quantum Computer Science R&D Graduate Year-Round

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7101321 (Ref:683496)

Posted: June 2, 2022

Job Description

What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking year-round Graduate Student Intern to join our Quantum Computer Science Department to assist our R&D staff with the development, coding, implementation, verification, and analysis of quantum algorithms and quantum computing architectures in support of the Department of Energy’s National Quantum Initiative Research Center, the Quantum Systems Accelerator (QSA). The work performed by the student interns will facilitate R&D pertaining to simulation of particle physics on quantum computers, analysis of quantum algorithms or quantum error mitigation paradigms, or research in automated theorem proving to participate in a project developing capabilities to formally prove the correctness of quantum algorithms. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Code and run numerical software in scientific programming languages, such as Python, Matlab, or Mathematica, in support of quantum algorithm and architecture development directed by R&D staff + Assist in the analysis of data and assist in the writing of reports and other written dissemination of R&D outcomes; Potentially represent Sandia and the department in national or international conferences and publications + Provide education and training to enable quantum algorithm experts to interface with the algorithm verification/validation codes. + We are seeking graduate student interns who can work under a full-time telework schedule where they will work from home or their school site but can readily commute physically to Sandia’s main campus in Albuquerque (NM) when needed. The Center for Computing Research is committed to maintaining a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, the center actively recruits applicants from diverse backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate: Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. Qualifications We Require: You bring the confidence and skills to be eligible for the job by meeting these minimum requirements: + Earned bachelor's degree + Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited science, engineering, or math graduate program + Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0/4.0 + Ability to work up to 30 hours per week during the academic year, and up to 40 hours per week during the summer + U.S. citizenship , asylee, refugee, or lawful permanent resident of the U.S. Qualifications We Desire: + Excellent written and oral communication skills, and the ability to thrive in a team environment. + Proficiency in Python and/or C/C++ programming, and experience with running codes on massively parallel computing clusters. About Our Team: You will be a member of the Quantum Computer Science department in the Center for Computing Research. The Quantum Computer Science department pursues foundational research and development of quantum information processors that will provide exponential speed-ups for selected computational problems. Our department is central to a much larger QIS program at Sandia and collaborate closely with hundreds of research scientists, postdocs, interns, and collaboration partners at the University of New Mexico and Los Alamos National Labs.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work with amazing impact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers. Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov*These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date. EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. Job ID: 683496

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.


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