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Physicist, ZP-1310-IV (GS-13/14 Equivalent) – College Park, Maryland
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of Commerce
Job ID: 285913Start Date: 07/07/2020End Date: 07/13/2020
Basic Requirements: A. Degree: physics; or related degree that included at least 24 semester hours in physics. OR B. Combination of education and experience — courses equivalent to a major in physics totaling at least 24 semester hours, plus appropriate experience or additional education. In either A or B above, the courses must have included a fundamental course in general physics and, in addition, courses in any two of the following: electricity and magnetism, heat, light, mechanics, modern physics, and sound. In addition to the above basic requirements:Applicantsmust also have one year (52 weeks) of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-12 (ZP-III at NIST) level. Specialized experience is defined as experience with quantum information theory and quantum computing. Demonstrated research experience in quantum circuits, qubit encoding, quantum state manipulation, the quantum Rabi model, and quantum error correction. Knowledge of mathematical physics, quantum mechanics, quantum optics, quantum control, topological phases of matter, applied mathematics, and linear algebra. Demonstrated ability to undertake successful scientific collaborations. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Qualification requirements in the vacancy announcement are based on the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM) Qualification Standards Handbook, which contains Federal qualification standards. This handbook is available on the OPM website located athttps://www.opm.gov/policy-data-oversight/classification-qualifications/general-schedule-qualification-standards/ Applicants may request reconsideration of their qualifications determination within three business days from the date their applicant status was changed. Applicants should email the Agency Contact listed in this vacancy announcement with their written request listing the announcement number; explaining why the original determination was improper; what factors were not considered; and, should provide any other pertinent information that would enable reevaluation.
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