Quantum Information Processing Job Listings

This site is devoted to listing postdoctoral and faculty job openings in quantum information theory and quantum computation, as a service to the QIP community. Anyone is welcome to send in a listing, which will be placed here for free. Job seekers should contact the listers, NOT the maintainer of this site.

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Last update: 26 November 2018.

Three Most Recent Postings

Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Computer Science, Simon Fraser University

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. We have multiple openings and will consider applications at all ranks, including assistant, associate, and full professor. Excellent applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applicants with research focus on computer security, artificial intelligence, networks and systems, and quantum computing will be given priority.

A successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of graduate students in research and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research. A record of, or potential for (in the case of a junior candidate), high-quality graduate student supervision, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. A Ph.D. in computer science or related area is required by the start of the appointment. Applicants with a commitment to the advancement of women and minorities in computer science will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has been consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 56 faculty members, approximately 350 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and 2,000 undergraduate majors.

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2018 (but applications can still be submitted after that date). The positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of three referees to our on-line application system at:

http://www.sfu.ca/computing/about/job-opportunities.html

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html


Faculty Positions (QuICS Fellows), University of Maryland College Park

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is currently seeking outstanding quantum information researchers to join the Center faculty as QuICS Fellows. QuICS is a research partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with faculty from both institutions. Accordingly, applicants will be considered for tenure-track positions at UMD, and those who are US citizens may also be considered for permanent employment as researchers at NIST.

Located at the University of Maryland, College Park, just outside of Washington, D.C., the Center advances research and education in quantum computer science and quantum information theory. Ongoing projects at QuICS include theoretical and experimental research on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, quantum-enhanced metrology, quantum cryptography and quantum-secure cryptography, implementations of quantum information processing, foundations of quantum mechanics, applications of quantum information to physics, and more.

QuICS Fellows are expected to lead externally funded research groups and carry out cutting-edge research on quantum information. The QuICS Fellows work together to set the direction of the Center, including a robust visitor program, frequent conferences and workshops, Center-funded fellowships for outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and courses on quantum information topics.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to one or more of the relevant faculty searches at the University of Maryland, which include the following:

Candidates should also email quics-coordinator@umiacs.umd.edu indicating their interest in being considered as a possible QuICS Fellow and specifying the search(es) to which they have applied.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, or personal appearance. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

NIST is a Federal measurement science and engineering research laboratory located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. See https://www.nist.gov/careers. NIST is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


Postdoctoral Positions in Quantum Computing at Argonne National Laboratory

The quantum computing group at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral candidates in quantum computing. We are interested in strong candidates with expertise in various aspects of quantum computing, including quantum algorithms, quantum distributed systems, quantum networking, quantum simulations, or quantum error correction. Positions are available immediately, though candidates should be available no later than July 2019.

Argonne National Laboratory is part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a research hub that is building a 30-mile quantum teleportation network using telecommunication fiber. Argonne is also at the forefront of innovation in computing and will be the site of the first exascale supercomputer in the US. Postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with quantum scientists at Argonne and partner institutions in the Chicago area, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Fermilab.

Desired Skills:

We are seeking candidates with knowledge of quantum computing who also have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

What we Offer:

Application Process:

Candidates should apply at https://www.anl.gov/hr/postdoctoral-applicants for a position with requisition number 405345. Interested candidates who have questions about the project can also contact the project lead Martin Suchara at msuchara@anl.gov.


Faculty Positions

Tenure-track Faculty Positions in Computer Science, Simon Fraser University

The School of Computing Science at Simon Fraser University invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions. We have multiple openings and will consider applications at all ranks, including assistant, associate, and full professor. Excellent applicants in all areas of computer science will be considered. Applicants with research focus on computer security, artificial intelligence, networks and systems, and quantum computing will be given priority.

A successful candidate will be expected to lead a team of graduate students in research and teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellence in research. A record of, or potential for (in the case of a junior candidate), high-quality graduate student supervision, and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. A Ph.D. in computer science or related area is required by the start of the appointment. Applicants with a commitment to the advancement of women and minorities in computer science will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is located in metropolitan Vancouver, one of the most livable cities in the world. The School of Computing Science has been consistently ranked among the top computer science departments in Canada and internationally. The School currently has 56 faculty members, approximately 350 Ph.D. and M.Sc. students, and 2,000 undergraduate majors.

Review of applications will commence December 1, 2018 (but applications can still be submitted after that date). The positions are subject to availability of funding and approval by the SFU Board of Governors.

To apply, submit your curriculum vitae, research and teaching statements, and the names and email addresses of three referees to our on-line application system at:

http://www.sfu.ca/computing/about/job-opportunities.html

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Simon Fraser University is committed to employment equity and welcomes applications from all qualified women and men, including visible minorities, persons of aboriginal heritage, persons with disabilities, and LGTBQ-identified persons.

Under the authority of the University Act personal information that is required by the University for academic appointment competitions will be collected. For further details see:

http://www.sfu.ca/vpacademic/Faculty_Openings/Collection_Notice.html


Faculty Positions (QuICS Fellows), University of Maryland College Park

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is currently seeking outstanding quantum information researchers to join the Center faculty as QuICS Fellows. QuICS is a research partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with faculty from both institutions. Accordingly, applicants will be considered for tenure-track positions at UMD, and those who are US citizens may also be considered for permanent employment as researchers at NIST.

Located at the University of Maryland, College Park, just outside of Washington, D.C., the Center advances research and education in quantum computer science and quantum information theory. Ongoing projects at QuICS include theoretical and experimental research on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, quantum-enhanced metrology, quantum cryptography and quantum-secure cryptography, implementations of quantum information processing, foundations of quantum mechanics, applications of quantum information to physics, and more.

QuICS Fellows are expected to lead externally funded research groups and carry out cutting-edge research on quantum information. The QuICS Fellows work together to set the direction of the Center, including a robust visitor program, frequent conferences and workshops, Center-funded fellowships for outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and courses on quantum information topics.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to one or more of the relevant faculty searches at the University of Maryland, which include the following:

Candidates should also email quics-coordinator@umiacs.umd.edu indicating their interest in being considered as a possible QuICS Fellow and specifying the search(es) to which they have applied.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, or personal appearance. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

NIST is a Federal measurement science and engineering research laboratory located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. See https://www.nist.gov/careers. NIST is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.


Two faculty positions in Condensed Matter Physics or Physics of Quantum Information, Université de Sherbrooke

The Université de Sherbrooke is seeking candidates for two full-time faculty positions at the junior or senior level, in the department of physics of the faculty of sciences. Applicants should have a research profile in one of the three strategic research disciplines of the physics department (quantum materials, quantum information and quantum engineering) or else at the interface of these fields.

Review of applications will begin no later than December 15, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

For more information, or to apply online, go to https://monemploi.sofe.usherbrooke.ca/web-service/f?p=103:40:::NO:RP:P40_T_OFFCLEINT:46103.


Faculty Positions, North Carolina State University

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions beginning in August 2019. It is anticipated that hiring will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, but candidates at all levels will be considered.

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State's commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical or computer engineering or a related discipline at the time of appointment, and must have demonstrated the potential to build a strong research program and an excellent teaching record.

The ECE Department is one of the top 10 suppliers of ECE talent at the BS level in the US, and also ranks in the top 10 ECE Departments in total annual research expenditures (ASEE). The department is located in state-of-the-art facilities on NC State's Centennial Campus.

The University is located in the technology-rich Research Triangle metropolitan area, and ECE faculty members collaborate routinely with local industry. The Research Triangle area is frequently recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of the mountains and the seashore.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants will receive consideration starting November 1, 2018. Applicants should submit the following online at http://jobs.ncsu.edu (reference position number 00000601): cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the positions advertised at http://www.ece.ncsu.edu. Inquiries may be sent via email to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, at ecefacultyhire@ncsu.edu.

AA/EOE. NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. We welcome the opportunity to work with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.


Faculty Positions in Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

UCLA ECE is interested in high quality candidates in all areas of Electrical and Computer Engineering. However, we are particularly interested in attracting applicants in the following broadly defined areas:

Please note that review of applications starts November 15th 2018 and we strongly encourage applicants to send in their dossiers before this date.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and follows federal guidelines, inviting applicants of different races, genders, disabilities, and veteran status.

The formal listing and application portal can be found at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03829


Faculty Positions in Quantum Computing at the University of Sydney, Australia

School of Information Technologies
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
University of Sydney
Reference No. 1933/1018C

The School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia) is seeking applications for several academic positions at all levels. Successful applicants will have an excellent research record and be able to teach in a range of courses. The school is embarking on an exciting growth journey, adding several new positions which will complement our core areas of strength and push the frontiers to new research areas.

We are particularly interested in the following fields of computer science: Graphics, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Data Science, Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Cybersecurity, and Quantum Computing. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful applicants should expect an internationally competitive salary, a generous start-up package and a first-class research environment.

Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1933/1018C for more information and to apply.

Closing date: 2 December 2018--Late applications will be considered, but priority will be given to applications received before this date.


Tenure-track assistant professor position in experimental physics, University of Colorado Boulder and JILA

The Department of Physics at the University of Colorado Boulder and JILA invite applications for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position in experimental physics, with particular interest in quantum information science, sensing, and related topics. We are especially interested in candidates whose plans complement our existing strengths in atomic, molecular, and optical physics, laser science, and condensed matter physics, while expanding our research into exciting new directions. The successful candidate will join the Physics Department and JILA, a research institute administered jointly by NIST and the University of Colorado. They will be expected to establish a vigorous research program, and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate level, and participate in departmental service responsibilities.

For more information or to apply online, go to:

https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/11503380/tenure-track-assistant-professor-position-in-experimental-quantum-information-science

Applications received by December 3, 2018 will receive full consideration but applications will be accepted and reviewed until the position is filled. Questions should be submitted to the search committee at PhysJILA-QISearch@jila.colorado.edu.


Tenure Track Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, College of Science, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Starting Date: 16th August 2019.

The Department of Physics at Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale, IL (http://physics.siu.edu/) invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Applied / Engineering Physics or related field (including quantum information). The Department of Physics at SIU offers BS and MS in Physics and a Ph. D. in Applied Physics. The selected candidate is expected to: establish a unique, externally funded research program with key focus of engaging undergraduate and graduate students in cutting-edge research and scholarly activities; be a dedicated educator with strong commitment to exceptional teaching; contribute positively to the service missions of the department, the college, and the university. A competitive startup package will be provided.

Qualifications: Ph.D. at time of application in Physics/Applied Physics or related field (one or more years of post-doctoral experience is preferred), with focus in Applied / Engineering Physics. The candidate must show strong evidence of scholarly activities through substantial publications in high impact journals, and must show interest and potential to teach graduate and undergraduate classes across the curriculum. The department values interdisciplinary research and as such it is preferred for candidates to show interest and promise for building and sustaining long term research collaboration across several disciplines.

Application Deadline: November 19, 2018, or until filled, with an anticipated start date of August 2019.

To Apply: A complete application packet will consist of (1) cover letter; (2) curriculum vitae with full list of publications; (3) research statement (4-5 pages); (4) teaching statement (2 pages); and (5) names, professional affiliations, and email addresses of three references. Submit the complete application to:

Ms. Jodi Lyn Miley,
c/o Applied / Engineering Physics Search Committee
Department of Physics
Neckers 483 - Mail Code 4401
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1245 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Electronic submission of application materials (preferably as a single pdf file) to jmiley@siu.edu is encouraged.

SIU Carbondale is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


Open Faculty Positions in Quantum Information Science and Engineering, University of Colorado, Boulder

The College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS) at the University of Colorado, Boulder is currently seeking applications for tenure-track faculty positions at all levels in the area of Quantum Information Science and Engineering. The College is the highest ranked engineering college in the Rocky Mountain time-zone and hosts several nationally ranked departments. These positions are part of the long-term growth plans for the CEAS, and we are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and service, to the diversity and excellence of our academic community. Within the broad area of Quantum Information Science and Engineering (QISE) we are focusing on candidates in the areas of Quantum Computing and Communications Systems, Quantum Sensors and Metrology, Quantum Materials and Devices, as well as supporting technologies. The positions will likely be rostered in either the Electrical, Computer or Energy Engineering (ECEE) or Mechanical Engineering (ME), or Computer Science (CS) departments. Candidates must have an earned Ph.D. or equivalent degree in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or a related field.

The College supports the focus area in Quantum Information Science and Engineering with activities in several departments and funding for an interdisciplinary research theme (IRT) in the area. Faculty in Quantum Science and Engineering have strong ties with Physics, JILA and the NIST laboratories in Boulder.

For more information about the Quantum Integrated Sensor Systems IRT, please visit: http://www.colorado.edu/irt/qiss.

For more information about the CEAS, please visit: https://www.colorado.edu/engineering/.

Candidates will be expected to engage in undergraduate and graduate teaching, contribute professional service, and develop vigorous, externally funded research programs in their technical areas. Candidates whose expertise cuts across engineering and related disciplines are especially encouraged to apply.

Applicants for the QISE positions should describe their plans to develop a recognized research program based on scholarly work in their particular field, their ideas for interdisciplinary collaboration, their experience and interests in teaching undergraduates and graduates, and their future plans for inspiring diverse students to conduct research. The position will remain open until filled, though for full consideration applications should be received by November 15, 2018. For more information, or to apply online, go to https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=13232.

The College of Engineering and Applied Science at The University of Colorado Boulder is supportive of the needs of dual career couples.


Experimental Faculty Position in Superconducting Quantum Devices, QuTech, Delft University, The Netherlands

We are excited to announce the opening of a new position at QuTech aiming to expand our experimental research effort on superconducting quantum devices. We are seeking someone at the assistant professor level, but are open towards upgrades of this position for top-notch senior applicants. We are broadly interested in someone who focuses on quantum hardware (including amplification), design and characterization of quantum gates and measurements, and seeks to collaborate with an extended team developing a fault-tolerant quantum computer.

Please find more information about the position on the QuTech website https://qutech.nl/job-openings/QuT18-072/. The application deadline is November 1, 2018.


Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Quantum Information Theory, University of Hong Kong

Applications are invited for appointment as Associate Professor/Assistant Professor in Quantum Information Theory in the Department of Computer Science, to commence on January 1, 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, on a three-year fixed-term basis, with consideration for tenure before the expiry of a second three-year fixed-term contract.

The Department of Computer Science enjoys the reputation of providing high-quality education and conducting top-notch research. It offers programmes at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and has excellent computing resources and supporting facilities for teaching and research. Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or a related field, with a strong commitment to research and teaching. A solid track record in research is essential. The position is in Quantum Information Theory. Candidates in the areas of quantum complexity theory, quantum simulations, quantum machine learning, quantum Shannon theory, and quantum cryptography are particularly welcome to apply.

The application closes October 31, 2018. For more information, or to apply online, go to https://polytechnicpositions.com/announcement,a1610.html.


Multiple Tenure-Track Positions in Quantum Information Technologies, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) is searching for two positions:

Areas of interest include: Computer Engineering (embedded and real-time systems, hardware and cyber-physical security, Internet of Things, data science, quantum computing, machine learning, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, FPGAs, VLSI); and Electrical Engineering (microelectronics, power systems, smart grid, high power & RF electronics, photonics, optical communications, space and satellite systems, cyber-physical systems, quantum devices and systems, neuromorphic hardware).

For more information, go to http://ece.unm.edu/about/facultyjobs.html.

To apply to go: https://hr.unm.edu/unmjobs, requisition number req6407. For full consideration, applications should be submitted before 12/01/2018.

The Center for High Technology Materials (CHTM) is searching:

CHTM seeks innovative and collaborative researchers and educators in all areas of materials science and engineering, especially those with expertise in silicon photonics, high-speed optoelectronics, quantum information processing, detection and imaging systems, and theoretical/computational materials science.

See also: https://jobs.physicstoday.org/jobs/11480100/two-tenure-track-tenured-faculty-positions-at-the-center-for-high-technology-materials.

To apply to go: https://hr.unm.edu/unmjobs, requisition number req6338. For best consideration, please apply by 01/01/2019.

The University of New Mexico has a growing program in Quantum Information and Science and Technology, and new faculty have the potential to interact with the Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) https://cquic.unm.edu.


Two Faculty Positions in Quantum Science, University of Sydney

We are currently inviting applications for two faculty positions in quantum science, one experimentalist and one theorist, in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney. Please contact Stephen Bartlett stephen.bartlett@sydney.edu.au for further information.

Lecturer in Theoretical Quantum Science

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Experimental Quantum Science

Closing date: 11:30pm, 20 September 2018

About the opportunity

Experimentalist: We invite applications for a continuing faculty position within the School of Physics in experimental quantum science. The successful applicant will establish a new research program in experimental quantum science on topics that align with and complement the research directions currently pursued by the Quantum Science research group at Sydney. In addition, the successful applicant will conduct teaching activities and supervise postgraduate research students in physics. Applications for initial appointment at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will be considered.

Theorist: We invite applications for a continuing faculty position within the School of Physics in theoretical quantum science. The successful applicant will establish a new research program in theoretical quantum science on topics that align with and complement the research directions currently pursued by the Quantum Science research group at Sydney. In addition, the successful applicant will conduct teaching activities and supervise postgraduate research students in physics.

About Quantum Science at the University of Sydney

Our quantum science research group is focussed on addressing the most challenging problems in quantum science, and on leveraging these insights to advance the development of quantum technologies. We have world-leading expertise in the areas of quantum computing, quantum control, and the quantum-classical interface. Our activities span theory and experiment, range from fundamental quantum information science through technology development, and incorporate atomic, optical and condensed matter systems.

Research in quantum science forms a core focus of the University of Sydney Nano Institute, a university-wide initiative to discover and harness new science at the nanoscale. Along with our central focus on world-class academic research, we have a complementary interest in engaging with key industrial partners and start-up companies. Our researchers are co-located with Microsoft Quantum Sydney, a partnership between the University and Microsoft Quantum Research to pursue quantum and cryogenic computing. In addition, Q-CTRL, a quantum-technology spinoff company funded by venture capital, has established a resident base of expertise in quantum control engineering and professional software development.

Our researchers in quantum science are active in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems, and participate in several international research programs in Quantum Information Science sponsored by the US Army Research Office, IARPA, and other domestic and international activities.

Facilities

The University of Sydney has established extensive infrastructure to support experimental research in quantum science. The Sydney Nanoscience Hub is a purpose-built building, with laboratories exhibiting state-of-the-art specifications for temperature stability, vibration, and electromagnetic interference mitigation. The building provides ample overhead for clean power, cooling water, and service reticulation.

The Research and Prototyping Foundry (RPF), an ISO 5 cleanroom housed in the Nanoscience Hub, offers electron beam lithography (Elionix F-125) as well as optical lithography (ASML I-line stepper) and mask production capabilities (Heidelberg). These tools are complemented by facilities for the deposition of dielectric materials and metals using ALD and UHV ebeam / sputtering deposition systems. Metrology tools include aberration-corrected TEM (FEI), FIB-SEM, AFM, and elipsometry. Co-located with the RPF is a cleanroom space dedicated to the research activities of Microsoft's quantum and cryogenic computing effort. Facilities in the Microsoft space include a series of foundry-scale 8-inch robotic cluster tools for the deposition and etch of a vast array of dielectrics and metals to support the scale-up of quantum computing devices. Complementing these platforms are a suite of metrology and packaging tools that establish a complete end-to-end fabrication process line for advance quantum circuits. These facilities are operated by engineers that bring decades of industry know-how to the solve problems at the cutting edge of nanofabrication.

Across the quantum science research groups, infrastructure housed in these facilities include a suite of cryostats (7 dilution refrigerators with base temperature below 10 mK), extensive electrical test and measurement equipment that spans numerous microwave and radio frequencies sources, network, spectrum, and parameter analyzers, waveform generators, and cryogenic electronics. In the Quantum Control Laboratory, which performs experiments in quantum control, quantum simulation, and quantum computation using trapped atomic ions, the team currently runs several ion traps, as well as shared infrastructure for ultra-high-stability time and frequency references distributed throughout the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.


Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Positions in Quantum Computing at Argonne National Laboratory

The quantum computing group at Argonne National Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral candidates in quantum computing. We are interested in strong candidates with expertise in various aspects of quantum computing, including quantum algorithms, quantum distributed systems, quantum networking, quantum simulations, or quantum error correction. Positions are available immediately, though candidates should be available no later than July 2019.

Argonne National Laboratory is part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a research hub that is building a 30-mile quantum teleportation network using telecommunication fiber. Argonne is also at the forefront of innovation in computing and will be the site of the first exascale supercomputer in the US. Postdoctoral candidates will have the opportunity to collaborate with quantum scientists at Argonne and partner institutions in the Chicago area, including the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and Fermilab.

Desired Skills:

We are seeking candidates with knowledge of quantum computing who also have expertise in one or more of the following areas:

What we Offer:

Application Process:

Candidates should apply at https://www.anl.gov/hr/postdoctoral-applicants for a position with requisition number 405345. Interested candidates who have questions about the project can also contact the project lead Martin Suchara at msuchara@anl.gov.


QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Maryland College Park

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS, http://quics.umd.edu) is seeking exceptional candidates for the QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Information and Computer Science.

QuICS is a research partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Located at the University of Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C., the center advances research and education in quantum computer science and quantum information theory. Ongoing projects at QuICS include theoretical and experimental research on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, quantum-enhanced metrology, quantum cryptography and quantum-secure cryptography, implementations of quantum information processing, foundations of quantum mechanics, applications of quantum information to physics, and more.

QuICS Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to work in close collaboration with one or ideally more than one Center Fellows, and will have opportunities to interact with leading computer scientists and theoretical and experimental physicists at UMD and NIST. Successful applicants may focus on any area of quantum information processing. Applicants are encouraged to contact QuICS Fellows directly to inquire about current research interests.

The term of appointment is two years with the possibility of extension for a third year, with a competitive salary plus benefits and a small stipend for research expenses. The application deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2018, but applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list and a two-page Research Statement, and should arrange for three reference letters. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11805.

The fellowships are named in honor of Douglas Hartree, who worked at NIST in the mid 1900s and who made fundamental advances in physics and computation.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, or personal appearance. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral Positions in Experimental and Theoretical Quantum Computing, National Taiwan University, Taipei

National Taiwan University is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in the following areas of quantum computing: (1) Experimental quantum computing for silicon-based quantum-dot spin qubits, (2) Quantum Computing Theory and Modeling, and (3) Quantum computer programing, algorithms and applications. Candidates will work on newly funded quantum computing projects that have both experimental and theoretical components. More descriptions about the postdoctoral positions can be found below. The postdoctoral positions are immediately available, and appointment will be initially for a year with possible extension for additional years based on performance. The applications are now open until positions are filled.

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should send by email a

to

Prof. Hsi-Sheng Goan
Department of Physics
National Taiwan University
Taipei 10617, Taiwan
TEL: +886-2-3366 5163
FAX: +886-2-2363 9984
EMAIL: goan@phys.ntu.edu.tw

Postdoctoral Position in Experimental quantum computing for silicon-based quantum-dot spin qubits

Candidates will participate in a newly initiated project focusing on implementing and improving quantum gates in silicon-based quantum-dot electron-spin multi-qubit systems and are expected to work closely with theorists to model device physics and develop novel gate implementations in the spin qubits. Experience with experimental quantum computing, quantum control, microwave electronics and microwave measurements is a big plus.

Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Computing Theory and Modeling

We are looking for postdoctoral fellows with a record of research in quantum computing theory, open quantum systems, numerical modeling, quantum control, and device physics. Candidates are expected to work closely with experimentalists to model device physics and improve quantum gates and measurements in multi-qubit systems, in particular in silicon-based quantum-dot electron-spin qubits. Fruitful collaboration with other members of the quantum computing team is expected. Research experience in quantum computing theory and numerical modeling is a big plus.

Postdoctoral Position in quantum computer programing, algorithms and applications

This position is responsible for research focused on the development of new and novel approaches and algorithms for many-body simulations for chemistry and materials to be performed on quantum computers. This position will be involved in writing programming codes in Python and execution of simulations on commercial state-of art quantum computers.


Researcher Position (6 years), Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal

The Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicações (in Lisbon, Portugal), is opening a 6-years Researcher position, available to start in March 2019 (earlier also possible).

The candidates need to have a PhD degree and research experience in at least one of the following areas: quantum information theory, quantum computation, quantum matter, quantum optics, quantum networks, quantum thermodynamics.

Application timing

Applications should be submitted by 7 December 2018, but earlier applications are welcome and will be processed immediately.

The position will remain open if adequate candidates are not identified.

Application procedure

The application is constituted by the following documents:
  1. curriculum vitae of the applicant;
  2. statement of research interests, including a short description of the candidate's scientific background, motivation and skills;
  3. two letters of recommendation (in alternative, the contact information of two persons able to provide references is also accepted).

The application should be sent by e-mail, following the instructions below (where "Surname" refers to the surname of the candidate):

Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the above instructions may not be evaluated.

Short-listed applicants may be invited for one or several interviews following the submission of their application.

Further information

The Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group promotes research and advanced training aiming at understanding and exploiting the role of quantum physics, of thermodynamics, and of relativity in the encoding, detection, transmission and processing of information, as well as at exploring the insights quantum information brings into fundamental physics. It develops theory work and is involved in a number of experimental collaborations and international projects, namely two Quantum Flagship projects and one QuantERA project. It also coordinates the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information, at the University of Lisbon.

The group is part of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), a national research lab in Lisbon, Portugal, rated Excellent in all international assessments.

The group is located in the campus of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Lisbon), in Lisbon, Portugal.

More information can be found at: http://www.phys-info.org/.


Postdoctoral scholar - Theoretical quantum information science & quantum optics, Université de Sherbrooke

The research group of Professor Alexandre Blais invites applications for open postdoctoral scholar positions in the general areas of theoretical quantum information science and quantum optics. Areas of interest include superconducting quantum circuits (circuit QED), quantum error correction, microwave quantum optics and machine learning. More information on the interests of the group can be found at https://www.physique.usherbrooke.ca/blais/. Applicants should be highly motivated and have a strong background in one of the above-mentioned subjects.

The appointments are expected to be for 2 years. The start date is flexible.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and a CV including publications using AcademicJosbOnline. Applicants should also arrange to have two references sent in support of the application using AcademicJobsOnline. Applications should be submitted by December 5, 2018, although applications submitted later may be considered until the positions are filled.

For more information, or to apply online, go to: https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12663.


Postdoctoral fellow: theoretical condensed matter/quantum optics/quantum information, University of Chicago

The research group of Professor Aash Clerk (University of Chicago) invites applications for one or more open postdoctoral position in the general areas of theoretical quantum condensed matter physics and quantum optics. Areas of interest include issues of dynamics, control, topology and correlations in driven dissipative quantum systems, with a focus on superconducting circuits (circuit QED) and optomechanical systems. More information on the interests of the group can be found at http://clerkgroup.uchicago.edu. Applicants should have a strong background in either theoretical condensed matter physics or theoretical quantum optics. More information and instructions on how to apply can be found at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12516.


Postdoc/Scientific Assistant, Saarland University

The research group of Franck Wilhelm-Mauch researches quantum computing, centered around quantum computing with superconductors, optimal control theory, and quantum computer applications. We are looking for a motivated postdoctoral researcher to start in our group at their earliest convenience with a background in at least some of the areas

For day-to-day work, we expect a solid background in theoretical physics including some numerics use and interest in engaging with graduate students, experimentalists, and potential users of quantum computers.

We require a doctoral degree in physics or, if relevant qualifications are demonstrated, in neighbouring disciplines such as mathematics, computer science, or engineering.

The position is for three years. Should the candidate be interested in pursuing a Habilitation, it is possible to extend this position to a maximum of five years, contingent on a successful evaluation.

Please apply with a CV, statement of interest, publication list, and at least two references at fwm@lusi.uni-sb.de. Closing date for applications is November 30, 2018.

Please refer to the official posting as the most relevant source at

https://www.uni-saarland.de/fileadmin/user_upload/verwaltung/stellen/wissenschaftler/W1436_engl.pdf.


Postdoctoral Fellowships in quantum information, quantum materials or quantum engineering, Institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke

We are looking to recruit researchers with a background and interest in quantum information, quantum materials or quantum engineering. We are seeking young researchers who are highly motivated and wish to apply their talents and creativity to challenging projects in quantum science and/or innovate new quantum technologies. Applicants should demonstrate their capacity for research with their publication record and/or a strong potential for technological transfer of their research results. Both experimental and theoretical candidates are encouraged to apply. Fellows will need to have completed their PhD in the 4 years prior to starting their position.

For more information, or to apply online, go to https://www.usherbrooke.ca/iq/en/institute/study-at-iq/concours-de-bourses-postdoctorales-iq/.

We encourage you to apply for the fellowship competition before November 30th, 2018. However, numerous funding opportunities are available throughout the year and we recommend contacting IQ researchers regarding postdoctoral positions at any time.


Post-doctoral Research Positions in Quantum Computing, IBM Q Hub at North Carolina State University

We are seeking multiple post-doctoral research associates to participate in the new IBM Q Hub at NC State. This partnership between NC State, IBM, and the Hub Members is focused on growing the quantum computing ecosystem and advancing quantum computing, and will provide early access to the latest IBM Q commercial quantum computing systems.

Overview

On May 10, 2018, NC State and IBM jointly announced that NC State University had joined the IBM Q Network as the first university-based IBM Q Hub in the Americas. The Hub, led by NC State, will be structured as a hub and spoke model of engagement, and members can be from industry, academia, government, etc. Other announced IBM Q University Hubs include Keio University in Japan, University of Melbourne in Australia, and Oxford University in the UK. Over time it is envisioned that these and future hubs will share tools, lessons learned, best practices, etc., to facilitate the rapidly emerging field of quantum information science. The IBM Q Hub at NC State will commence formal operations October 1, 2018. Initially, Members will have access to IBM's 20 qubit machines followed by a next generation 50 qubit capability anticipated in the first quarter of 2019. Early usage is anticipated to be targeted towards software tools development, algorithms and applications, and education. The focus application areas will be quantum chemistry, machine learning, and optimization/financial modeling.

Primary Duties

The primary responsibilities in support of the Hub activities will be to assist in providing on-board training as well as ongoing technical assistance pertaining to quantum computing and the IBM Q system to Hub members. In addition, it is anticipated that significant effort will be devoted to personal and collaborative research related to quantum computing, such as applications, algorithms, and contributions to open source software stacks in support of quantum computing. Successful candidates will receive affiliation in the academic department most appropriate for their backgrounds and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

Desired Qualifications

To apply, please see the NC State jobs posting at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/107483.

AA/EOE. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.


Postdoc position in experimental quantum computing at University of Wisconsin

A position is available immediately for an experimental postdoc working on neutral atom quantum computing at University of Wisconsin-Madison. Be part of the team working to build the first 200 qubit quantum computer. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please send application materials (cv, publication list, names of references) to Mark Saffman, msaffman@wisc.edu.


Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Information Science at the University of Amsterdam

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (http://kdvi.uva.nl) at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the area of quantum information science. You will be affiliated with the QuSoft Research Center (http://www.qusoft.org), which has a broad and diverse research profile extending across all of quantum information science. For further details about the position and to submit your application, please see http://www.uva.nl/en/content/vacancies/2018/10/18-630-postdoctoral-researcher-in-quantum-information-science.html. (deadline 9 Dec 2018).


Postdoctoral Associate in Physics for Quantum Device Project at NYU

A Postdoctoral Associate in Physics is sought to lead a new startup project in the NYU's Center for Quantum Phenomenon. The individual will lead the technology development and commercialization for a new quantum memory device originally developed in a Navy Research Lab. The goal of the project is to design a commercial version of the memory device that can store the states in a quantum computing circuit during the computation process. Another goal is to spinoff the commercial technology in a startup that continues to develop and fabricate the technology with commercially available semiconductor equipment and based on small business funding.

The project is funded by the MD5 Launch Program, a new startup acceleration program that has been established at NYU. The Program seeks to create startups that will commercialize intellectual property originating at government research labs and, through entrepreneurial methods, will realize end solutions. The MD5 Launch program funds an NYU-based research team for one year to further develop the commercial viability of the technology and pursue the plan to launch a startup venture based on the technology.

Responsibilities
The individual will work closely with Dr. Javad Shabani (scientific advisor) and Dr. Frank Vallese (business mentor) at NYU to accomplish the following tasks:

Qualifications

Instructions to Job Applicants
Apply online here: apply.interfolio.com/56769.

Alternatively, submit a cover letter and curriculum vitae addressed to the either of the contacts listed below. The cover letter should include a description of why you feel that you are appropriate to perform the above job requirements. Match your skills and background to the job description, responsibilities and qualifications. Feel free to highlight any information from your CV that you feel is particularly relevant for the job and, if appropriate, briefly elaborate about areas that are not included in your CV that you feel are important for our consideration.

Contact: Dr. Javad Shabani(shabani@nyu.edu) or Dr. Frank Vallese (frank.vallese@nyu.edu).


Postdoc position in quantum photonics, University of Innsbruck, Austria

The high optical nonlinearity of AlGaAs allows us to create entangled photon pairs in waveguides integrated with the pump laser on the same chip for a miniaturized room-temperature source of entangled photon pairs. Within the EU FET Flagship project UNIQORN these sources will be optimized and integrated into other waveguide circuits to realize low-cost quantum communication systems.

To lead the Innsbruck team in the UNIQORN consortium, the Photonics group of the Department for Experimental Physics at the University of Innsbruck is inviting applications for a post-doc position. Candidates should have a background in integrated, nonlinear, or quantum optics. Ideally, candidates have knowledge and experience in the following fields of expertise: electromagnetic simulation methods, waveguide optics, quantum optical measurement techniques, and semiconductor nanofabrication.

The preferred starting date is between October and December 2018 and the position is for up to three years in a fixed-term employment contract level B1/3 with a minimum gross annual salary of € 51.955,40. In addition, the university offers several attractive benefits. The University of Innsbruck is committed to raising the quota of female employees and therefore particularly welcomes applications from qualified women.

Please send your application (one pdf-file consisting of a cover letter, your CV with contact information for three references, and a publication list) to photonics@uibk.ac.at.

The University of Innsbruck was founded in 1669 and is the biggest and most important research and education institution in western Austria, today comprised of almost 27.000 students and more than 4.000 staff and faculty members.


Postdoc position in Quantum Computing at the University of Toronto

The University of Toronto Theory of Computation group invites applications for postdoctoral positions to work on theoretical computer science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information starting in Fall 2019. Topics of interest include: algorithms, complexity theory, optimization, and cryptography. We are looking for candidates with a computer science and/or mathematics background.

It is an exciting time to work on quantum computing at UofT: Alan Aspuru-Guzik (quantum computing for chemistry, quantum machine learning), Peter Wittek (quantum machine learning), Juan Carrasquilla (quantum machine learning, and condensed matter physics), and Henry Yuen (quantum information, complexity theory and cryptography) are new faculty members who are focused on quantum computing. This is in addition to the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control (CQIQC), which is comprised of a number of faculty in both experimental and theoretical areas of quantum information science. Additionally, the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo are close by.

The positions are for one year, renewable to two years. Candidates must possess a PhD and give evidence of outstanding research potential. Applications, including the recommendation letters, should be submitted by December 1, 2018; late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Applicants should send a CV, research statement, and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to Henry Yuen at hyuen@cs.toronto.edu.

For more information about this position, please contact Henry Yuen (hyuen@cs.toronto.edu).

Toronto CS theory group website: www.cs.toronto.edu/theory.
Toronto Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control: https://cqiqc.physics.utoronto.ca/


Postdoctoral position in quantum many-body physics and quantum information at University College London

The quantum information group at University College London is currently advertising a three-year postdoctoral position associated to the EPSRC project Scrambling of Quantum Information in Many-Body Systems. Further details here. Applicants must submit a letter of presentation, CV and list of publications to this link. Deadline is 1 November 2018. Any query to Lluis Masanes (l.masanes@ucl.ac.uk).


Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Information/Quantum Computing, Center for Theoretical Physics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

The MIT Center for Theoretical Physics hopes to make a 2-year (extendable to 3 years) postdoctoral appointment in Quantum Information / Quantum Computing to begin September 1, 2019 or earlier. Current senior members of the group include Isaac Chuang, Edward Farhi (emeritus), Jeffrey Goldstone (emeritus) and Aram Harrow in the Physics department as well as Seth Lloyd and Peter Shor in other departments. The interests of this group cover almost all areas of the field and we seek applicants coming from all areas.

Apply to the position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11855. Applications should include a CV, statement of research interests, a list of publications, and the names of three senior researchers who will provide letters of recommendation. We should receive completed applications, including all letters of recommendation, before December 1, 2018.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.


Postdoctoral Positions, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions, including named fellowships, from new and recent PhDs working in fundamental theoretical physics. Our areas of research include:

Importantly, research at Perimeter focuses on the intersections of those research areas. Most postdoctoral positions are offered for a period of three years. You may also be eligible for a named four-year postdoctoral fellowship including the Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, Stephen Hawking, and Chien-Shiung Wu fellowships. Senior five-year fellowships are also available. Fellowships may, in addition, be offered jointly between Perimeter and partner institutes and universities.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. We welcome applications from highly creative and intellectually adventurous theorists. Perimeter offers:

As a postdoctoral researcher at Perimeter Institute, you will be part of a thriving international research community which includes 45 full-time and associate faculty members, 51 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 58 Postdoctoral Researchers, 54 Graduate Students, and 35 master's-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International. Perimeter also welcomes more than 1,000 visiting researchers and conference participants every year. We are committed to building an inclusive community that promotes excellence.

The due date for applications is November 1, 2018; however, we will accept applications until all positions are filled.

For more information, or to apply online, click here.


Postdoctoral Position in Theoretical Quantum Information Science, Argonne National Laboratory

The Nanoscience and Technology Division/Center for Nanoscale Materials (CNM) at Argonne National Laboratory has an available postdoctoral position within the Theory and Modeling Group, working with Stephen Gray and Matthew Otten. The anticipated start date is on or shortly after February 1, 2019.

The successful candidate will work on problems in quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum sensing. This work will include both numerical and analytical components. Specific problems include development of new error mitigation and limited error correction techniques for small quantum computers and quantum sensors, quantum algorithm development for scientific applications, modeling open quantum systems including entangled photon generation in semiconductor quantum nanostructures, and quantum imaging.

The candidate should have or be receiving shortly a Ph.D. in physics, chemistry or a related field, and not be beyond one year of receiving the Ph.D. Interested candidates should send a detailed curriculum vitae, including a list of publications and the names of three references to gray@anl.gov.

Argonne is a U.S. Department of Energy laboratory managed by UChicago Argonne, LLC. Argonne is an equal opportunity employer and we value diversity in our workforce. In addition to providing a stimulating intellectual environment, Argonne's suburban location provides easy access to Chicago's cultural and educational benefits.


Two postdoctoral positions in quantum computing theory, University of Bristol, UK

Two postdoctoral positions are available to carry out research on the theory of quantum computing, based in the School of Mathematics at the University of Bristol.

Areas of particular interest for the positions include quantum algorithms and their underpinning mathematics; quantum computational complexity and Hamiltonian complexity; quantum communication complexity; algorithms for simulation of quantum systems; and verification of quantum devices. The person(s) hired will have the opportunity to work with Prof Noah Linden and/or Dr Ashley Montanaro.

The start date is flexible from 1 October 2018, the positions are for a period of 2 years, and the application deadline is 23 September.

Candidates can apply at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=22054&nPostingTargetID=80615 and should feel free to contact ashley.montanaro@bristol.ac.uk with any informal enquiries.


One Staff and One Postdoc Positions, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory has two positions (one staff, one postdoc) in Quantum Computing for which we are actively searching for candidates. Links to the positions are below.

Staff position: https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/quantum-algorithms-researcher-scientist-2/040CB5D4CBAE4826AA5E6B268F555A21/job/

Postdoc position: https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/theoretical-quantum-computing-and-quantum-machine-learning-postdoc/424AD4BBD67B4D45BE592BF142FC6CAF/job/

These and other quantum positions at LANL may also be found with: https://lanl.jobs/jobs/?q=quantum


Postdoctoral Appointee: Physicist/Quantum Information Technologies, Sandia National Laboratory, Livermore, California

We seek a Postdoctoral Appointee specializing in the theory of quantum computing and simulation, particularly in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) implementations of quantum technologies. The successful candidate will be part of team developing new quantum computing and simulation protocols and algorithms. There will be opportunities to collaborate with experimentalists and theorists at Univ. of California, Berkeley as part of the project.

A background in the quantum computing and/or AMO theory is required. Previous exposure to machine learning, data science and associated fields is a significant advantage. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate technical leadership and publish outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The ability to interact and collaborate with a diverse set of colleagues is a strong advantage in this position.

This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.

Application

Please apply for the position at https://tinyurl.com/ybcqzwbt


Two postdoctoral positions in quantum control, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

There are two postdoc positions available, each for 2.5 years, in quantum control. They are for the AUSMURI-funded project "Quantum control based on real-time environment analysis by spectator qubits". This Australian project (which is linked to the US-funded MURI project of the same name) involves close collaboration with solid-state experimentalist Professor Morello (UNSW) and machine-learning theorist Dr Ferrie (UTS).

By applying control theoretical methods, augmented with machine-learning, to multiple physical qubit platforms, this project aims to develop and implement a novel quantum control paradigm in which a spectator quantum system monitors, in real time, the environment of the data-carrying quantum bits, enabling the mitigating of the effect of that environment through feedback control or other compensation strategies.

The appointees will be expected to undertake collaborative work with the grant-holders (both in Australian and the US), and to assist in supervising a PhD student, write manuscripts for publication in scientific journals, and contribute to the overall management of the project. He/she will also have the opportunity for pursuing some independent research in a related area.

There are two research fellow positions required to work on one of the following research topics:

These are fixed term (2.5 years), full time positions based at the Nathan campus, Brisbane, Queensland.

Closing date: 1st October 2018.

Salary range
Grade 1: $72,344 - $84,882 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $84,643 - $99,312 per annum.
(Grade 2 is also possible for exceptional candidates.)

For more information, see https://ps-jobs.griffith.edu.au/psc/CAREERS/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant&Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=100.

If that doesn't work, go to https://www.griffith.edu.au/future-staff hit "Search Available Jobs" and enter "quantum" as a key word.


Scientific Software Developer (HPC and parallel computing)--two positions, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

Skoltech's Deep Quantum Labs is seeking two highly-talented and fast thinking developers (level depends on experience) to utilize our new supercomputing facility. This facility is maintained and operated by CDISE (Skoltech) and opens the door to large-scale internationally competitive simulations of physical systems (500000+ NVidia -- Volta -- GPU cores and 2000 CPU cores).

Ideal candidates should have some experience in scientific programming and some experience with high-performance parallel computing (for example OpenMP and MPI libraries -- better Cuda, OpenCL and OpenACC); candidates would have mastered the Linux platform; they would be highly familiar with leading contemporary programming languages such as C/C++ (while many of the projects will be prototyped in Python/Tensorflow/etc.); and ideal candidates will be skilled with linear algebra.

Successful candidates will join a multidisciplinary, extremely focused and disciplined team. They will work closely with research scientists to accelerate existing programs (as well as program new concepts) using parallel computing. The output of the work will be internationally competitive simulations made possible on this top-level computing facility.

The first milestone will involve optimizing a high-dimensional matrix multiplier used to simulate quantum computers. It will be done jointly with

  1. Jacob Biamonte
  2. Ivan Oseledets
  3. Roman Schutski
Salary is competitive based on experience.

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 integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century innovation.

Application procedure. Please email your CV to all three of us (subject HPC Scientist) and a statement (not more than 300 words) outlining your specific fit for this position.


Research Scientist Positions in Experimental Quantum Communications, Raman Research Institute, India

Raman Research Institute invites applications from individuals for contract based Scientist B and C positions. The candidates must possess excellent and consistent academic record and core competence and research aptitude in Physics, especially in the areas of Quantum Physics and Optics.

The Quantum Information and Computing (QuIC) lab of RRI has recently embarked on a mega project on Quantum Experiments with Satellite Technology (QuEST) in collaboration with the UR Rao Satellite Centre (URSC) of the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO). The project is aimed at developing quantum communications technologies using satellites. As algorithmic breakthroughs and imminent advent of quantum computers both pose immense threats to classical key distribution based communication tools, quantum key distribution proves to be the only available means of providing information theoretically secure avenues of secure communications, especially important in strategic sectors like banking and defence.

Through this project, RRI with support from the URSC will develop new tools in quantum key distribution which will also involve satellite based technologies. All appointments are on a contractual basis for a period of one year, with a possible extension up to five years or coterminous with the project (whichever is earlier). The closing date for completed applications is August 31, 2018. Applications received after that date will not be considered.

For more information about the Scientist B positions, or to apply online click here.

For more information about the Scientist C position, or to apply online click here.


Post-doc in quantum computing at QuSoft & CWI, Amsterdam

QuSoft and the Algorithms and Complexity group of CWI has a vacancy for a talented postdoctoral researcher on the subject of computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory.

Job description

The project will focus on one or more of the following topics: quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum machine learning, quantum communication, quantum cryptography. Depending on the most suitable topic, the research will be in collaboration with one or more of the following researchers: Jop Briët, Harry Buhrman, Peter Grünwald, Stacey Jeffery, Maris Ozols, Christian Schaffner, Michael Walter, and Ronald de Wolf. The position is on the NWO-funded QuantERA project QuantAlgo, for one or two years, and can start at any time after 1 August 2018.

Application

Applications can be sent to apply@cwi.nl. They should include a detailed resume and motivation letter. For more information about the vacancy, please email Ronald.de.Wolf@cwi.nl or see this page.

Postdoc position in Quantum Error Correction at TUM (Munich)

Basic information

Employer web page: https://www.ma.tum.de/en

Job type: PostDoc

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mathematical Physics/Quantum Computing in the Department of Mathematics at the Technical University of Munich (Germany). Applicants should

The position is with the group of Prof. Robert König belonging to the research unit mathematical physics associated with Prof. Michael M. Wolf. The post forms part of the QCDA (Quantum Code Design and Architecture) network through the European QUANTERA programme with nodes in Sheffield, London, Delft, Paris and Munich. Further details on QCDA can be found at: http://www.qcda.eu.

The successful candidate will direct, develop and execute research towards the goals of the QCDA network, in particular Work-package 4 (Continuous variable architectures). Topics of interest include continuous-variable (CV) error-correcting codes, CV resource states and logical gates, and active noise suppression schemes. The candidate will have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with other QCDA nodes and will attend network meetings and workshops.

Applications (sent to qcomputingattum@gmail.com) should include a CV, a short research statement, a list of publications and the names and contact details of senior scientists who could provide letters of recommendation.

Application deadline: August 31, 2018

Start date: Fall 2018/as soon as possible


Industry Positions

We have no ads for such positions at this time.


Government Lab Positions

One Staff and One Postdoc Positions, Los Alamos National Laboratory, New Mexico

Los Alamos National Laboratory has two positions (one staff, one postdoc) in Quantum Computing for which we are actively searching for candidates. Links to the positions are below.

Staff position: https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/quantum-algorithms-researcher-scientist-2/040CB5D4CBAE4826AA5E6B268F555A21/job/

Postdoc position: https://lanl.jobs/los-alamos-nm/theoretical-quantum-computing-and-quantum-machine-learning-postdoc/424AD4BBD67B4D45BE592BF142FC6CAF/job/

These and other quantum positions at LANL may also be found with: https://lanl.jobs/jobs/?q=quantum


Research Scientists for Quantum Computing and Optimization, Universities Space Research Association (USRA), Columbia, MD

A unique opportunity for multi-disciplinary, integrative research and science that supports NASA's long-term mission requirements for students who have completed a Ph.D. degree in Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics, or Computer Engineering. The Research Scientist for Quantum Computing will design experiments to run on emerging hardware to give insights into quantum approaches to problems of interest to NASA and other partners from the U.S. Government, academia and industry.

Over the past several years, Universities Space Research Association (USRA) has had the privilege of being affiliated with the University's faculty and students. USRA employs more than 400 full-time staff, visiting scientists, and students working on some of the nation's top aerospace research projects at NASA, the National Science Foundation, and other government agencies throughout the United States.

USRA scientists are engaged in high-end scientific studies that are making major contributions to the space research community. USRA provides the stability of nearly 50 years of continuous growth and success in a fast-paced, challenging work environment found in many start-up operations. Entrepreneurial spirits have the ability to thrive when working with management to provide new and creative ways to conduct business and research. If you have any questions or wish to contact USRA regarding these positions, please feel free to correspond with this email address: usraquantumscience@usra.edu. For more information, or to apply online, click here.

USRA is an equal employment opportunity employer, offering equal employment opportunities to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability status, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, marital status and any other characteristic protected by law.


Other Educational Positions

We have no ads for such positions at this time.


Graduate Fellowships and Ph.D. Positions

PhD scholarships available in Quantum Simulation, Control, and Sensing, Macquarie University, Sydney

Several PhD scholarships (both theory and experiment) are available through the Macquarie University node of the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQuS) http://equs.org/. Each 3-year scholarship covers the national/international tuition fees (International: 42,720 AUD/yr), and provides an annual stipend of 27,082 AUD. The PhD provides support for travel and research costs and opportunity for frequent interaction with researchers and students in the other nodes of EQuS. Macquarie University is located in Sydney, Australia.

The theory of the development of engineered quantum sensors
Supervisor: Prof. Jason Twamley

Quantum systems are incredibly fragile and are easily disturbed by external influences. This makes them very useful for use in the design of ultra-precise sensors e.g. for sensing acceleration, rotation, magnetic and electric fields, etc. Such sensors can have widespread practical uses for inertial navigation (non GPS based), or for medical imaging. We are seeking candidates with strong backgrounds in the theory of quantum optics or atom optics and experience with the numerical modelling of quantum system would be a plus.

Scholarship reference number is #2018456. To apply please send an email with subject header [QSensePhD] to jason.twamley@mq.edu.au, including a CV and a short motivation letter. Application deadline December 1, 2018.

Theory and experiment in quantum simulations and control of many body quantum states of spin and light
Supervisors: A/Prof Thomas Volz (Experiment) and A/Prof Gavin Brennen (Theory)

One of the grand challenges of the 2nd quantum revolution is to simulate complex physical systems that are beyond the capabilities of classical machines. However, individual quantum systems are very fragile and to be useful components in a quantum machine, they must be accurately controlled. This theory project (#2018457) will investigate quantum simulations with spin arrays including protocols for preparing many body entangled states and generating novel dynamics using quantum circuits, engineered dissipation, and non-unitary quantum cellular automata rules. The experimental position (#2019120) based in the Quantum Materials and Applications (QMAPP) group will work on quantum control and simulation using collective superspins in NV centres in diamond and/or strongly interacting quantum-well cavity polaritons.

More details on our research at https://www.mq.edu.au/research/research-centres-groups-and-facilities/innovative-technologies/centres/qscitech/our-research/phd-projects
and
http://www.qmappmq.org/.

To apply please send an email to QuantumMQPhD@gmail.com. Use subject header [QInfoPhD_#{positionnumber}], include a CV and a short motivation letter. Application deadline is December 1, 2018.


PhD Scholarship in Quantum Algorithms, Macquarie University, Australia

We have an opening for a PhD student to do research into quantum algorithms through the International Macquarie Research Excellence Scholarship program (iMQRES) program. In Australia a PhD is normally 3-4 years in duration and there is no coursework. The scholarship covers the university fees, and provides an annual stipend of about $27,000, with some support for relocation.

This project will involve developing quantum algorithms in one or more of the following areas:

We have collaborations with Rigetti and Google, and there may be opportunities to run quantum algorithms on their devices.

For more information, please contact Dominic Berry at dominic.berry@mq.edu.au, phone number +61 2 9850 6370, or see dominicberry.org.


PhD Scholarship Opportunity in Quantum Systems, University of New South Wales, Australia

The Scientia scholarship

https://research.unsw.edu.au/unsw-scientia-phd-scholarship-scheme

is a generous scholarship scheme that provides a stipend of AUD$40,000 for 4 years (tax-free) together with a support package of up to AUD$10,000 per annum to provide financial support for career development activities such as conference travel and research collaboration. The scholarship's purpose is to attract the best potential talents from around the world to work on important contemporary research problems.

Information about the Scientia PhD project:

Quantum systems promise capabilities in sensing, communications and computing that significantly surpass those of current systems that are based on classical rather than quantum physics. The project will develop new data-driven methods for quantum parameter estimation and system identification for quantum systems that are of interest in quantum technological applications. The new methods will be applied to construct mathematical models for linear Gaussian systems that describe quantum optical and optomechanical systems for Gaussian continuous-variable quantum information processing, and for quantum noise spectroscopy, that is, the identification of the quantum noise acting on a quantum system.

The ideal candidate will have a degree in engineering, physics and/or statistics with knowledge of quantum mechanics and control theory. The candidate is expected to have strong analytical skills and a strong interest in the application of ideas and methods from control theory and statistics to quantum technological applications. A dual undergraduate degree in engineering and science (physics or mathematics/stastistics) or an undergraduate and a master's degree in related fields would be advantageous but not strictly required.

For further information, please contact Dr Hendra Nurdin at h.nurdin@unsw.edu.au and to apply please go to:

https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/quantum-parameter-estimation-and-system-identification-quantum


Two Ph.D. student positions, Saarland University, Germany

The research group of Frank Wilhelm-Mauch has not one but two new openings for PhD students.

First opportunity: Industrial applications of quantum computers

We are expecting an opening for a PhD student in the area of linking quantum algorithms to current and near-term quantum computers. The project will involve the analysis of various problems in the areas of optimization and machine learning that are industrially relevant, matching them to quantum algorithms and analyzing the potential speedup. Special emphasis will put on benchmarking potential hardware and control improvements benefitting these algorithms.

Potential areas of application include:

The ideal candidate will have an MSc degree in physics or computer science, good programming skills, some prior knowledge of either artificial intelligence or quantum computing, and a genuine interest in applied physics in an industrial research setting. The candidate should be willing to pick up a good working knowledge of the German language during their first year (courses are being offered).

The candidate will be employed by Daimler AG and work in parts at Saarland University and in parts in Sindelfingen/Böblingen, close to Stuttgart.

Interested candidates should already now direct their application, including a CV, statement of interest, and contact data for at least two references, to Frank Wilhelm-Mauch (contact information below). They will be shared with colleagues at Daimler.

Second opportunity: Theory and practice of optimal control and system characterization in quantum computers

This is a position within the EU training network Qusco. It will be joint theoretical / experimental between our group and IBM Zurich. You can see the formal advertisement on EURAXESS:

https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/258585

For more information, or to apply for the first position, contact Frank Wilhelm-Mauch, Professor of Physics, Saarland University, +49 681 302 3960 (work), +49 170 7600277 (mobile), email fwm@lusi.uni-sb.de.


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