UTSI Post-Doctoral Research Associate-Industrial and Systems Engineering/ Engineering Management
Location: Tullahoma, Tennessee
Internal Number: 226097
Post-Doctoral Research Hire Supporting Quantum Optimization Initiatives
The University of Tennessee Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering/ Engineering Management is seeking one exceptionally qualified candidate with expertise relevant to quantum computing algorithms to help advance and execute the department's growing Quantum research portfolio. Position could be primarily located either at the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) campus in Tullahoma, Tennessee or the University of Tennessee, Knoxville campus. Anticipate travel between campuses for collaboration purposes.
The position is available beginning February 1, 2022 or later and requires excellent technical capabilities, strong interpersonal skills to facilitate engagement with a diverse group of collaborators and students, and the ability to execute multiple projects in parallel. Direct experience across one or more of the following areas is highly desirable: * Variational quantum algorithms * Continuous-time quantum walks * Combinatorial optimization problems * Graph theory
Eligible candidates will have completed a doctorate in Industrial and Systems Engineering, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or closely related fields within the last 3 years. Salary is competitive and commensurate with the requirements of the position and the applicant's experience. Tennessee has no state income tax and a relatively-low cost-of-living.
Desired qualifications: Experience with programming languages, such as Python, is preferred. The successful candidate will work to determine how classical graph theory techniques can be used to enhance quantum algorithms.
The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) at the University of Tennessee Knoxville (UTK) has thriving research programs in logistics, health innovation, and optimization. Some faculty and staff in the department are affiliated with the UTK Department of Physics and Astronomy Quantum Entanglement Science and Technology (QUEST) group. Recent progress in quantum optimization research at UTK has been driven by ISE and Physics faculty and staff who are affiliated with QUEST. Quantum research at the Space Institute will coordinate with the research at the Knoxville campus.
The University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is a graduate education and research institution situated on 376 acres in Tullahoma, TN adjacent to the Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC). Since UTSI's inception in 1964, over 2,700 graduate degrees have been awarded, including more than 265 doctorates, and 9 astronauts have earned MS degrees. UTSI alumni have become company presidents, chief scientists, engineering managers, and renowned scholars and scientists. Tullahoma is in southern, middle Tennessee and is less than 75 miles from three neighboring major cities: Nashville, Chattanooga, and Huntsville, AL.
The UTSI campus is one of the most beautiful in the country, located on a peninsula surrounded by one of the regions many lakes. Outdoor recreational opportunities abound, including outstanding hiking, camping, fishing, and golf.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Applicants must apply online through the UTSI Employment website (https://www.utsi.edu/utsi-employment/). Click on "External Applicants" in the left-hand column. Specify search criteria by entering Tullahoma in the Location box. Click on position to view job description and/or apply. External candidates must create a new account to apply.
Potential candidates should attach to their online application an introductory letter, a CV, a short statement of professional interests and future goals, and the names of three references.
Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled. Please direct any questions regarding this position to the UTSI Human Resources office by phone (931) 393-7226 or email [email protected]
The University of Tennessee Space Institute is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Space Institute (UTSI) is to serve the State of Tennessee and the nation as a resource for the professional development of engineers and scientists through graduate education, interdisciplinary research, and the transfer of technology, particularly as related to the space and aerospace sciences. The Institute is committed both to providing a high quality learning and research experience leading toMaster of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in selected areas of engineering and science and to continuing professional education.