Post Doctoral Fellow – CQuIC, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC, at the University of New Mexico invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships in theoretical quantum information science (QIS)  as part of the National Science Foundation’s Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP). CQuIC  is an interdisciplinary QIS research center, with participating faculty from physics, chemistry, electrical and computer engineering, computer science. CQuIC’s research covers a broad range of foundational and applied investigations on topics including quantum computation, control, measurement, communication, and simulation. CQuIC is an active participant in several multi-institutional centers, newly launched under the National Quantum Initiative (NQI), including the NSF Quantum Leap Challenge Institute, “Quantum Systems through Entangled Science and Engineering” (Q-SEnSE), and the DOE “Quantum Systems Accelerator” (QSA).   As a QIS theory hub, CQuIC brings together community through hosting visitors, seminars, hot-topics workshops, and as the scientific home of the well-known Southwest Quantum Information and Technology (SQuInT) network.

FRHTP Postdoctoral Fellows will have the opportunity to pursue independent lines of research, to work with CQuIC faculty members, and to interact with leading researchers at CQuIC’s partner institutions, including nearby Sandia National Laboratories, Los Alamos National Laboratory, industrial partner Honeywell Quantum Solutions, and collaborators at the Q-SEnSE and QSA NQI Centers.  Fellows also participate in CQuIC’s hub activities, including hot-topics workshops and SQuInT.

The initial term of appointment is two years with the possibility of extension to a third year, with a competitive starting salary plus benefits and a substantial stipend for domestic and international travel and other expenses.  Located in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center has contributed to research and education in quantum information theory for over 25 years.   Albuquerque offers a rich cultural environment in a low cost-of-living city, with beautiful weather, hiking, nearby skiing, and other many other outdoor activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in discipline by the start date of appointment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated record of research accomplishment in QIS theory
  • Potential for research accomplishment as a CQuIC postdoctoral Fellow
  • Potential to contributed to center wide research training and FRHTP hub activities
  • Potential to work productively with CQuIC faculty and partners
  • Specific interest in CQuIC research
  • Commitment to diversity equity inclusion and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities

Applicants must apply at UNMJobs (; applicants should submit a CV (including list of publications) and a cover letter that clearly addresses points (i)-(v) above in the criteria for successful application.  The cover letter should specify the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references, and ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation to  Applicants must also submit a detailed statement of interest with a proposal for research as an FRTP Postdoctoral Fellow.

For more information, or to apply online, click here.

Review of applications will commence on November 15, 2022, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled. 

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CQuIC is committed to inclusion and diversity in together shaping the field of quantum information science.  Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to comment