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Posted by: National Security Agency on Jul 21, 2021


Location:

Fort Meade , MD

Job Description:

Responsibilities:
NSA is home to one of the largest and most established in-house research organizations within the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), employing scientists with world-class skills in fields such as mathematics, physics, computer science, engineering, and cybersecurity. We collaborate with leading industries, universities, and national laboratories to advance core competencies, leverage work in overlapping disciplines, and solve some of the most challenging national security problems thought to be intractable by adversaries and commercial industry. Our scientific breakthroughs and cutting-edge solutions advance science and underpin every aspect of our signals intelligence and cybersecurity missions.

NSA's Laboratory for Physical Sciences (LPS) is seeking experienced physicists and quantum information scientists to help shape the future of quantum computing investments in the United States.

LPS is a premier research organization, managed and operated by the U.S. Government, focused on developing new and innovative technologies to improve national security. Across its three - locations the University of Maryland-College Park, the University of Maryland-Baltimore County, and Ft. George G. Meade, Maryland - LPS conducts and supports world-class research from foundational quantum device physics to novel architectures for high-performance computing.

With a strong cadre of physicists and state-of-the-art research facilities, LPS has been at the forefront of basic and applied research in quantum information system, with an emphasis on computing for nearly a quarter century. Our mission also benefits from a strong collaborative relationship with the faculty, students, and staff of the University of Maryland. Leveraging this pool of talent and experience, LPS sponsors premier research groups, across the U.S. and around the world, to advance the state-of-the-art in qubit and supporting technologies. To learn more about LPS and our research activities, visit: https://www.lps.umd.edu

As a Physicist, and member of the LPS Quantum Computing Program Management team, you will push the frontiers of science by leveraging your expertise, ideas, and vision to:

-Manage and evaluate technical problems
-Identify or assist with research challenges to enhance national security
-Bring together and collaborate with world-leading scientists in quantum computing across governments, industry, and academia to understand the latest state-of-the-art research; help identify future research gaps and needs; and contribute to a comprehensive \

Skills:
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Desire to guide and influence a broad research community
- Apply knowledge of mathematics, engineering, cognitive sciences, and physical sciences to analyze problems and determine technical solutions
- Work effectively across several different functional areas in a fast-paced, collaborative environment
- Handle and prioritize multiple assignments
- Synthesize information to solve complex problems

Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirements between 0600 to 1800 hrs (flexible).



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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.

This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.

Please note that you may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

DCIPS Disclaimer:
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

Pay Rate:

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About National Security Agency

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