Quantum Information Processing Job Listings

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Last update: 7 August 2017.

Three Most Recent Postings

Ph.D. Positions at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

We are happy to announce the opening of the call for applications for the new edition of the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI), starting in February 2018.

The DP-PMI aims at providing advanced curricular and research training in the recent developments and fundamental challenges in information sciences and technologies, namely in:

  1. Classical and Quantum Information Theory;
  2. Classical and Quantum Logic, Computation and Machine Learning;
  3. Classical and Quantum Information Security and Communications;
  4. Nanoenergetics and Quantum Thermodynamics;
  5. Ultimate limits to precision measurements and navigation.

The DP-PMI is hosted by Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, and seven associated research centres.

The programme is funded mainly by a 2.2 MEuro grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). The DP-PMI started in January 2014 and so far has recruited 36 students (29 male + 7 female) from 12 different nationalities. Overall, the programme will recruit up to 40 students, with the last DP-PMI class expected to graduate in 2022.

The Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information aims at recruiting top-level students at the global scale, and train them in a multidisciplinary and international setting. The applications for the DP-PMI are very competitive, with an average success rate of around 15%.

The applications for the new edition of the DP-PMI are open until 30 October 2017.

For more information, see: http://www.dp-pmi.org/


Research Fellowships (Postdocs/PhD) in Quantum Computing at Skoltech, Skolkovo, Russia

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university located in Skolkovo, just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators, several of which are focused on quantum technology.

Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is currently offering internationally competitive Postdoc, PhD and Masters research fellowships to develop the theory and implementation of software that quantum computers will execute.

Planned research projects have an applied mathematical and numerical analysis flavor and focus more generally on the foundations of (i) non-stoquastic quantum annealing, (ii) quantum enhanced machine learning algorithms, (iii) quantum tensor network methods and (iv) the interrelations between tracks (i), (ii) and (iii). The group has access to large-scale computing facilities.

Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is lead by Jacob Biamonte. Skoltech has a research portfolio covering a range of quantum and machine learning technologies. This includes the Quantum Polariton Simulators Group by Pavlos Lagoudakis and Natalia Berloff as well as the Tensor Networks for Machine Learning Group by Ivan Oseledets and Andrzej Cichocki. Collaborative projects related to these topics (i), (ii) and (iii) will be considered.

Applicants should apply to the PhD positions directly on the Skoltech.ru webpage. Informal inquiries can be sent to Jacob dot Biamonte at qubit dot org --- information about our research can be found at http://quamplexity.org --- application deadline of round one 08/10/2017 (thereafter until filled).


Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

The Institute for Quantum Computing is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in all aspects of quantum information processing, bridging areas from fundamental theory to physical implementations.

Quantum information science aims to develop transformational technologies that harness the power of quantum mechanics. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo. IQC has 28 faculty members and growing, whose research programs span the areas of Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Combinatorics & Optimization, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Pure Mathematics. IQC members have the opportunity to interact with other research groups at the University, such as the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research and the nearby Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. New infrastructure, including an advanced nanofabrication and metrology centre, support an expansion of experimental research programs at IQC. We are based in the new Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, a state-of-the-art facility at the heart of the University of Waterloo campus, which provides unprecedented opportunities for research, collaboration and innovation.

We seek promising candidates to help advance the understanding of the foundations of quantum information, to develop new quantum applications and algorithms, and to implement these ideas in laboratory experiments and engineered systems. A PhD and proven ability, or strong potential, for excellence in research is required.

For information on how to join IQC as a postdoctoral fellow, please visit the Available positions link at https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/.

The preferred deadline for receiving applications is November 1, 2017, but applications may be considered year-round. Candidates are also encouraged to visit the NSERC website to learn about the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The deadline for the Banting Fellowship applications is September 20, 2017; qualified candidates should contact a potential supervisor immediately.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Faculty Positions

Faculty Positions, University of Science and Technology (USTC) of China, Hefei

The School of Computer Science and Technology at USTC is seeking candidates for about ten faculty positions in all levels (full professor, associate professor, assistant professor, research assistant professor or distinguished visiting professor) for next academic year and twenty to thirty more faculties in the next 3 to 4 years. We welcome applicants from all areas of computer science, but will give preference to candidates with a particular interest in theory, computer architecture, systems, data science, machine learning, robotics, or inter-disciplinary areas. Candidates for the senior position are expected to be prominent researchers in the field of computer science, defined broadly, with a strong publication record, and are expected to build and lead a strong research group. The salary will be competitive compared with the salary in US or Europe. The appointment can be effective as early as July 1, 2017.

Candidates are also welcome to apply several titles in China, such as Thousand Talents Program (including full-time, short-term, young and foreign experts), Cheung Kong Scholars Program (full-time, and short-term visiting position), Hundred Talents Program by Chinese Academy of Sciences. Candidates who received any title will get extra support from both the China central government and the university.

Founded in 2008, the School of Computer Science and Technology has vibrant interdisciplinary research and educational components that include data science and analytics, networking science and technology, cyber-physical systems, robotics, computer graphics, computer architecture, high performance computing, human-computer interaction, cyber economics, and more. The school is currently home to more than 60 faculty members, and home to several vibrant research labs. At present, the school is in a stage of significant expansion. Extra resources have been allocated for both education and research. New campus hosting the school and a few other schools will be built in a year or two. The school will have a new building with a total space around 60,000 square meters. The school is committed to build an excellent, diverse, and inclusive research platform, and aims to offer an attractive remuneration under the same conditions among domestic C9 universities (the best universities in China). University of Science and Technology of China is also home to two national labs in China, the quantum computing and quantum communication labs, the world leading research program in these areas.

Any candidates who may be interested in these positions should contact our secretary, Mr. Shibao Pei, at psb@ustc.edu.cn. His phone numbers are +86-551-63601553 (office), 13865963412 (cell).

Those interested candidates should submit an application package including, a cover letter, a resume/CV, research statement, at least three reference letters (or the names and contact information of at least three references), and 2 sample publications. Electronic applications are highly preferred and please submit dossier at the following website: http://202.38.64.105/zp/submit.aspx. Alternatively, please mail the application materials to:

Shibao Pei
School of Computer Science and Technology,
University of Science and Technology of China
Hefei, Anhui, China, 230027
Phone: +86-551-63601553


Postdoctoral Positions

Research Fellowships (Postdocs/PhD) in Quantum Computing at Skoltech, Skolkovo, Russia

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university located in Skolkovo, just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators, several of which are focused on quantum technology.

Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is currently offering internationally competitive Postdoc, PhD and Masters research fellowships to develop the theory and implementation of software that quantum computers will execute.

Planned research projects have an applied mathematical and numerical analysis flavor and focus more generally on the foundations of (i) non-stoquastic quantum annealing, (ii) quantum enhanced machine learning algorithms, (iii) quantum tensor network methods and (iv) the interrelations between tracks (i), (ii) and (iii). The group has access to large-scale computing facilities.

Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is lead by Jacob Biamonte. Skoltech has a research portfolio covering a range of quantum and machine learning technologies. This includes the Quantum Polariton Simulators Group by Pavlos Lagoudakis and Natalia Berloff as well as the Tensor Networks for Machine Learning Group by Ivan Oseledets and Andrzej Cichocki. Collaborative projects related to these topics (i), (ii) and (iii) will be considered.

Applicants should apply to the PhD positions directly on the Skoltech.ru webpage. Informal inquiries can be sent to Jacob dot Biamonte at qubit dot org --- information about our research can be found at http://quamplexity.org --- application deadline of round one 08/10/2017 (thereafter until filled).


Postdoctoral Fellowships at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

The Institute for Quantum Computing is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in all aspects of quantum information processing, bridging areas from fundamental theory to physical implementations.

Quantum information science aims to develop transformational technologies that harness the power of quantum mechanics. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo. IQC has 28 faculty members and growing, whose research programs span the areas of Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Combinatorics & Optimization, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Physics & Astronomy, and Pure Mathematics. IQC members have the opportunity to interact with other research groups at the University, such as the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research and the nearby Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. New infrastructure, including an advanced nanofabrication and metrology centre, support an expansion of experimental research programs at IQC. We are based in the new Mike and Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre, a state-of-the-art facility at the heart of the University of Waterloo campus, which provides unprecedented opportunities for research, collaboration and innovation.

We seek promising candidates to help advance the understanding of the foundations of quantum information, to develop new quantum applications and algorithms, and to implement these ideas in laboratory experiments and engineered systems. A PhD and proven ability, or strong potential, for excellence in research is required.

For information on how to join IQC as a postdoctoral fellow, please visit the Available positions link at https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/.

The preferred deadline for receiving applications is November 1, 2017, but applications may be considered year-round. Candidates are also encouraged to visit the NSERC website to learn about the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. The deadline for the Banting Fellowship applications is September 20, 2017; qualified candidates should contact a potential supervisor immediately.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.


Research Associate at the quantum group lead by Prof. Elham Kashefi, University of Edinburgh

Vacancy Ref: : 040092
Closing Date : 15-Sep-2017

Contact Person : Samantha Black
Contact Number : 0131 6509006

Contact Email : Samantha.Black@ed.ac.uk

There two or more post-doctoral positions available at the quantum group lead by Prof. Elham Kashefi at the school of Informatics, University of Edinburgh. The positions would be part of the collaborative program between University of Edinburgh, the UK Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub and the Paris Center for Quantum Computing at UPMC. The global vision of the program is the development of real-world applications for emerging quantum devices. In the core layer we address the key challenge of certifying, verifying, monitoring and benchmarking distributed quantum computation processing beyond the classical regime. This will provide us the crucial interface between our target Applications (in secure multiparty protocols such as voting, blockchain, and cloud computing) and Implementations (purpose-built scalable hardware).

Candidates must have a strong background and track record in quantum information, quantum computation or quantum/classical cryptography and hold (or be near completion of) a PhD in physics, computer science or mathematics. An interest in working in an interdisciplinary and collaborative environment and a willingness to travel for collaboration between project partners is essential.

For more information please contact ekashefi@gmail.com, or apply online here.


Research Associate or Senior Research Associate in Experimental Solid State Photonic Quantum Information Science

University of Bristol, Merchant Venturers' School of Engineering

Closing date for applications: 23-Jul-2017

This is a "rolling advert" with a nominal end date only. Applications are welcome at any time and the timing of the selection process will be dependent on the applications received. Start date dependent on the circumstances of the successful candidates.

The Photonics group sits within the Department of Electrical Engineering and linked strongly to the Centre for Quantum Photonics and Physics. As a result of recent grant and personal fellowship successes we are looking to recruit future world leaders in some or all of the following areas:

You will hold a PhD, or expect to be awarded soon, and have experience in one of the sub-areas of quantum optics mentioned above.

You will have a good level of hands-on experimental skills and the ability to understand and communicate complex interdisciplinary concepts clearly, both orally and through the written word. You should have already demonstrated your use of personal initiative and creativity, to solve problems encountered in the research context.

Ideally, you will have begun publishing in high impact journals and will be expected to continue to do so in this project.

This post is being offered on full time, open-ended contract for up to 2 years in the first instance with fixed term funding (end date to be confirmed). There is a possibility of extension.

For informal enquiries, please contact:

Professor John Rarity: john.rarity@bris.ac.uk, tel: +44(0) 117 954 5646
Or
Dr Ruth Oulton: Ruth.Oulton@bristol.ac.uk, tel: +44 (0117) 928 7603

Or apply online here.


Two Postdoc Positions, Quantum Internet, QuTech at Delft University of Technology

Our ambition is to realize a world wide quantum internet, connecting few qubit quantum processors using long distance quantum communication links. In 2020, we aim to have the first demonstration network connecting several cities in the Netherlands. We are now looking for two exceptional postdoctoral researchers to join us in this endeavour.

You should become part of our team, if one of the following applies to you:

You should also satisfy both of the following requirements:

The positions are located at QuTech, Delft University of Technology, a world leading institute in quantum technologies. You will join the Quantum Internet Roadmap, working with the theory (software) groups of Stephanie Wehner and David Elkouss. You will also closely collaborate with the experimental (hardware) group of Ronald Hanson.

Deadline: 15 July 2017
Starting date: As soon as possible, negotiable

To apply please go to this page. For questions email theoryPostdoc AT qutech DOT nl.

With the recent award of the NWO Zwaartekracht grant, two theory tenure track positions will open at QuTech. A growth towards such a position is possible.


Industry Positions

Research Staff Member-Quantum Information and Computation, IBM Research, Yorktown Heights, New York

Job Description

IBM Research is seeking a Research Staff Member to work with the Theory of Quantum Computation and Information group in Yorktown Heights, NY.

You should have research experience in Quantum Information and Computation. Other responsibilities and work experience include:

A Ph.D. in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, or a related discipline is preferred.

For more information, or to apply, go to this page.


Quantum Algorithms Researcher, QC Ware Corp, Palo Alto, CA

Position: Quantum Algorithms Researcher

Company / Location: QC Ware Corp / Palo Alto, CA

Who We Are: QC Ware develops software and applications that run on quantum computers, in areas including finance, engineering design, and cybersecurity. We have a world-class team with expertise in quantum physics, computer science, engineering, and operations research. QC Ware has a multi-year collaboration agreement with NASA's quantum computing group, and we recently won a National Science Foundation grant. The company's investors include Airbus, D.E. Shaw Ventures, Alchemist Accelerator, and WS Investments. We are conducting pilot projects for several Fortune 100 companies.

Role: The candidate will drive efforts to develop algorithms for near-term quantum computers, and will lead enterprise collaborations that target real-world use cases for quantum processing.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have the following background/attributes:

Compensation: Competitive cash and stock option package

Contact: Matt Johnson (CEO) matt.johnson@qcware.com 612-607-3651


Government Lab Positions

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Other Educational Positions

We have no ads for such positions at this time.


Graduate Fellowships and Ph.D. Positions

Ph.D. Positions at the Instituto Superior Tecnico, Lisbon, Portugal

We are happy to announce the opening of the call for applications for the new edition of the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI), starting in February 2018.

The DP-PMI aims at providing advanced curricular and research training in the recent developments and fundamental challenges in information sciences and technologies, namely in:

  1. Classical and Quantum Information Theory;
  2. Classical and Quantum Logic, Computation and Machine Learning;
  3. Classical and Quantum Information Security and Communications;
  4. Nanoenergetics and Quantum Thermodynamics;
  5. Ultimate limits to precision measurements and navigation.

The DP-PMI is hosted by Instituto Superior Tecnico (IST), the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Lisbon, in Portugal, and seven associated research centres.

The programme is funded mainly by a 2.2 MEuro grant from the Portuguese Science Foundation (FCT). The DP-PMI started in January 2014 and so far has recruited 36 students (29 male + 7 female) from 12 different nationalities. Overall, the programme will recruit up to 40 students, with the last DP-PMI class expected to graduate in 2022.

The Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information aims at recruiting top-level students at the global scale, and train them in a multidisciplinary and international setting. The applications for the DP-PMI are very competitive, with an average success rate of around 15%.

The applications for the new edition of the DP-PMI are open until 30 October 2017.

For more information, see: http://www.dp-pmi.org/


Research Fellowships (Postdocs/PhD) in Quantum Computing at Skoltech, Skolkovo, Russia

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university located in Skolkovo, just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators, several of which are focused on quantum technology.

Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is currently offering internationally competitive Postdoc, PhD and Masters research fellowships to develop the theory and implementation of software that quantum computers will execute.

Planned research projects have an applied mathematical and numerical analysis flavor and focus more generally on the foundations of (i) non-stoquastic quantum annealing, (ii) quantum enhanced machine learning algorithms, (iii) quantum tensor network methods and (iv) the interrelations between tracks (i), (ii) and (iii). The group has access to large-scale computing facilities.

Skoltech's Quantum Software Initiative is lead by Jacob Biamonte. Skoltech has a research portfolio covering a range of quantum and machine learning technologies. This includes the Quantum Polariton Simulators Group by Pavlos Lagoudakis and Natalia Berloff as well as the Tensor Networks for Machine Learning Group by Ivan Oseledets and Andrzej Cichocki. Collaborative projects related to these topics (i), (ii) and (iii) will be considered.

Applicants should apply to the PhD positions directly on the Skoltech.ru webpage. Informal inquiries can be sent to Jacob dot Biamonte at qubit dot org --- information about our research can be found at http://quamplexity.org --- application deadline of round one 08/10/2017 (thereafter until filled).


PhD Position in Satellite-Based Quantum Communications at UNSW, Sydney, Australia

Quantum communication via low-orbit satellites offers up a paradigm shift in telecommunications. Providing for unparalleled communication security, this emerging technology will also lead us into the development of the global quantum internet. This research area was given an enormous boost with the recent launch of the world's first quantum satellite. This new satellite will create entangled photon pairs, beaming them down to earth for subsequent processing and use in a range of communication scenarios. In this research work we will leverage optical quantum communications, atmospheric channel modelling, and control theory to deliver novel and optimised quantum communication protocols specifically designed for the difficult atmospheric channels traversed by entangled photons such as those leaving a quantum-enabled satellite. We will consider hybrid architectures involving discrete and continuous variable quantum states in conjunction with feedback control based on channel assessments. Our work will lead to state-of-the-art quantum communication protocols that optimise secure communication throughput over very large distances.

Application Deadline: 15 July 2017

For more information, or to apply online, go to:

http://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/optimisation-satellite-based-quantum-communications


PhD position in Quantum Internet @ QuTech, University of Delft, The Netherlands

Our ambition is to realize a world wide quantum internet, connecting few qubit quantum processors using long distance quantum communication links. In 2020, we aim to have the first demonstration network connecting several cities in the Netherlands. We are now looking for an exceptional PhD candidate to join us in this endeavour.

You should apply if

A background in any of the following topics will be considered a plus: classical networks, quantum optics, quantum information and programming.

The position is located at QuTech, Delft University of Technology, a world leading institute in quantum technologies. You will join the Quantum Internet Roadmap, working in the theory (software) groups of Stephanie Wehner and David Elkouss. You will also closely collaborate with the experimental (hardware) group of Ronald Hanson.

Deadline: 1 August 2017

Starting date: As soon as possible, Negotiable

Please submit your application at this site. For questions email theoryPhD AT qutech DOT nl.

A master degree is required to commence PhD study in the Netherlands. If you do not yet have a master degree, QuTech Academy provides education in quantum technologies for master students in computer science, electrical engineering or applied physics at Delft University of Technology with a year of courses, followed by the possibility of a one year research project at QuTech leading to a masters thesis.


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