Post Doctoral Fellow, Quantum Computing

ThermoFisher Scientific

Job Description

Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science, with annual revenue exceeding $40 billion and extensive investment in R&D. Our Mission is to enable our customers to make the world healthier, cleaner, and safer. Whether our customers are accelerating life sciences research, solving complex analytical challenges, improving patient diagnostics and therapies, or increasing efficiency in their laboratories, we are here to support them.

Location/Division: Frederick, MD Corporate R&D Division

The Postdoctoral Fellowship position prepares individuals for roles of increasing responsibility through a combination of assignments, structured learning, formalized feedback, and mentoring. Program participants will have the opportunity to interact with senior R&D leaders and participate in various key research initiatives.

The quantum computing postdoctoral position will be based in the CSO Office and corporate R&D organization, and will report to the Sr Staff Scientist, Bioinformatics. The role will be based in Frederick, MD.

Possible areas of quantum computing research include:

Life Sciences

Industrial & Applied Sciences

Clinical & Diagnostics

Lab Solutions

Digital Solutions

The position affords candidates with an outstanding opportunity to produce results, quickly gain credibility and develop a strong company network with colleagues from across the entire R&D organization.

How will you make an impact?

Our global team of more than 100,000 colleagues delivers an unrivaled combination of innovative technologies, purchasing convenience and pharmaceutical services through our industry-leading brands, including Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific, Unity Lab Services, Patheon and PPD.

You will make an impact by helping to develop our next generation of products and services.

We are seeking highly motivated, global candidates for inclusion in a newly established Postdoctoral Fellowship position within the R&D organization of Thermo Fisher Scientific. Dependent on the successful candidate’s technical background and expertise, multiple research initiatives will be supported. With a focus on being the world leader in serving science, we offer an extensive menu of opportunities in R&D in the areas of Health Care, Pharma Biotech, Life Sciences and Applied Markets.

What will you do?

You will work with teams to address key questions through quantum computing algorithm experimentation and development efforts on various in-house technological platforms. You will be integrated with a team that is working on an R&D project to which you will contribute by designing, conducting, and overseeing scientific studies and experiments. You will document your research efforts and work, share analyses and present results to senior level R&D staff and management personnel. The successful candidate(s) will receive additional training in product development and related R&D programs. You will have an opportunity to contribute to innovation and have an ability to develop ideas into real world solutions. When applicable, you will be encouraged to publish your work or present at conferences.

How will you get here?


The position is offered to candidates with a recently awarded Ph.D. in Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, Quantum Information Theory, Theoretical Physics, or a related field required.

The successful candidate will have a track record of academic success and scientific methodology in their chosen field.


Experience with quantum algorithms and quantum circuits is required.

Experience with quantum development platforms and current/near-term quantum hardware is required.

Strong technical and people leadership personality is necessary.

Strong desire and motivation to develop a career as a future leader in R&D

Ability to manage, plan, and prioritize projects

Demonstrated leadership proficiency, learning agility, and adaptability

Effective communication skills, especially for presenting scientific results, keeping records, and working collaboratively in a team of scientists are necessary.

Thermo Fisher Scientific is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.

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