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: 18 October 2017.

Three Most Recent Postings

Assistant Professor of Theoretical/Computational Physics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Assistant Professor in theoretical/computational physics, to join the Physics Department at Miami University. Responsibilities include teaching and research mentoring at the undergraduate and master's levels; establishing a productive, externally funded research program; contributing to professional service. The position is tenure-eligible and will start in August 2018. The Department provides a competitive startup package; interdisciplinary research components are encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in physics or related discipline by date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Consideration may be given to candidates who overlap with at least one of the following areas: quantum optics/quantum information (strongly-coupled many-body physics, quantum metrology, hybrid cavity optomechanics, quantum circuit electrodynamics, and quantum memory); condensed matter and nano-scale physics (investigation of structural, magnetic, and quantum phase transitions in intermetallic alloys and thin-films, along with study of their thermoelectric and electronic transport properties; biological physics (ranging from metabolism and biomechanics at the cellular level, to those associated with collective behavior and the development of complexity in living system).

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and statement of teaching philosophy. Screening of applications will begin 11/30/2017. For inquiries about this position, contact Department Chair Herbert Jaeger at PHYsearch@Miamioh.edu.

For more information, or to apply online, go to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4932.


Postdoctoral Positions, Institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec

The Institut Quantique for the Université de Sherbrooke has several postdoctoral positions available.

We are looking for creative, talented researchers with a background and interest in quantum information, quantum materials or quantum engineering. Applicants should have an excellent 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 about the Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships, go to https://www.usherbrooke.ca/iq/fileadmin/sites/iq/PostdocPrestige2017_en.pdf. For more information about the Institute Quantique, go to http://usherbrooke.ca/IQ.

To apply:

We encourage you to apply for the fellowship competition before November 30th, 2017. However, numerous funding opportunities are available throughout the year and we recommend contacting IQ researchers regarding postdoctoral positions at any time.


FACULTY POSITIONS IN QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE AND CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

PERIMETER INSTITUTE, WATERLOO, ONTARIO

Perimeter Institute invites applications for up to two tenure track faculty positions (equivalent to the level of assistant professor) in quantum information science. Exceptional candidates may also be considered for tenured senior faculty positions. We welcome applications from outstanding individuals working on aspects of quantum information related to fundamental theoretical physics. The successful applicants will play a leading role in integrating Perimeter's quantum information activities with the other research areas at the Institute, such as condensed matter theory, quantum foundations, quantum fields, holography and tensor networks. These positions are part of a new Quantum Matter Initiative at Perimeter, which is expected to grow into a Centre for Quantum Matter (CQM) at the Institute. More information on the current Quantum Matter Initiative can be found here. As part of this project, Perimeter is also searching to fill a number of tenure track faculty positions in Condensed Matter Theory.

Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. It is home to world class research efforts in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and particle physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 23 faculty and 17 associate faculty members, as well as 55 postdoctoral fellows, 54 distinguished visiting research chairs and 35 visiting fellows. The Institute's very active visitor, seminar, conference and workshop programs also attract over one thousand visitors each year. More information about Perimeter Institute is available here and the quantum information researchers can be found here.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. Interested candidates should submit their application online, including their curriculum vitae, list of publications and research statement. They must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendations submitted as well, following the instructions provided on the application page.

Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.


Faculty Positions

Assistant Professor of Theoretical/Computational Physics, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio

Assistant Professor in theoretical/computational physics, to join the Physics Department at Miami University. Responsibilities include teaching and research mentoring at the undergraduate and master's levels; establishing a productive, externally funded research program; contributing to professional service. The position is tenure-eligible and will start in August 2018. The Department provides a competitive startup package; interdisciplinary research components are encouraged.

Minimum Qualifications:
Ph.D. in physics or related discipline by date of appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Consideration may be given to candidates who overlap with at least one of the following areas: quantum optics/quantum information (strongly-coupled many-body physics, quantum metrology, hybrid cavity optomechanics, quantum circuit electrodynamics, and quantum memory); condensed matter and nano-scale physics (investigation of structural, magnetic, and quantum phase transitions in intermetallic alloys and thin-films, along with study of their thermoelectric and electronic transport properties; biological physics (ranging from metabolism and biomechanics at the cellular level, to those associated with collective behavior and the development of complexity in living system).

Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research plans and statement of teaching philosophy. Screening of applications will begin 11/30/2017. For inquiries about this position, contact Department Chair Herbert Jaeger at PHYsearch@Miamioh.edu.

For more information, or to apply online, go to https://miamioh.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4932.


FACULTY POSITIONS IN QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENCE AND CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS

PERIMETER INSTITUTE, WATERLOO, ONTARIO

Perimeter Institute invites applications for up to two tenure track faculty positions (equivalent to the level of assistant professor) in quantum information science. Exceptional candidates may also be considered for tenured senior faculty positions. We welcome applications from outstanding individuals working on aspects of quantum information related to fundamental theoretical physics. The successful applicants will play a leading role in integrating Perimeter's quantum information activities with the other research areas at the Institute, such as condensed matter theory, quantum foundations, quantum fields, holography and tensor networks. These positions are part of a new Quantum Matter Initiative at Perimeter, which is expected to grow into a Centre for Quantum Matter (CQM) at the Institute. More information on the current Quantum Matter Initiative can be found here. As part of this project, Perimeter is also searching to fill a number of tenure track faculty positions in Condensed Matter Theory.

Perimeter Institute is a leading global centre for fundamental research in theoretical physics. It is home to world class research efforts in condensed matter physics, cosmology, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum gravity, quantum information and particle physics. The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 23 faculty and 17 associate faculty members, as well as 55 postdoctoral fellows, 54 distinguished visiting research chairs and 35 visiting fellows. The Institute's very active visitor, seminar, conference and workshop programs also attract over one thousand visitors each year. More information about Perimeter Institute is available here and the quantum information researchers can be found here.

The successful candidates will have a Ph.D. in theoretical physics or a closely related field, postdoctoral experience, and will have demonstrated exceptional strength in independent research. Interested candidates should submit their application online, including their curriculum vitae, list of publications and research statement. They must also arrange to have at least three letters of recommendations submitted as well, following the instructions provided on the application page.

Consideration of applications will begin on December 15, 2017. However, applications will be accepted until all positions are filled.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply, however Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals including women, visible minorities, aboriginal people, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.


Assistant Professor Position in Experimental Quantum Optics or Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics

Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at Louisiana State University invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in experimental quantum optics or atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) physics starting Fall 2018. The faculty in LSU's Quantum Science and Technology (QST) group include Thomas Corbitt, Jonathan Dowling, Hwang Lee, Ravi Rau, Georgios Veronis, and Mark M. Wilde. The group carries out an active research program in quantum optics theory, as well as the quantum optics experimental activity of Corbitt. The QST group forms half of the Hearne Institute for Theoretical Physics, with the other half comprising the experimental and theoretical general relativity group, whose faculty members include Ivan Agullo, Thomas Corbitt, Peter Diener, Joseph Giaime, Gabriela Gonzalez, Warren Johnson, Robert O'Connell, Jorge Pullin, and Parampreet Singh. The experimental component is largely part of the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, with an extensive presence at the LIGO Livingston Observatory situated 24 miles from campus. LSU also hosts a theoretical attosecond theory group including Mette Gaarde and Ken Schafer.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at LSU has strong research efforts in particle physics, including nuclear and neutrino physics, space physics, condensed matter physics, medical physics, and astronomy and astrophysics.

Responsibilities: Teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels; supervise graduate students' research and dissertations; establish a vigorous research program in experimental quantum optics or AMO physics; and service to the university.

Minimum Qualifications: PhD degree in Physics or a related field (A.B.D. candidates considered but must have PhD by May 2018).

Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates working on novel technologies for quantum communication, optical quantum information processing, and quantum optical metrology.

To apply online, go to https://lsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/LSU/job/LSU---Baton-Rouge/Assistant-Professor-of-Experimental-Quantum-Optics-or-Atomic--Molecular---Optical-Physics--Tenure-Track-_R00017436-1.


School of Engineering and School of Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University

Faculty Opening in Quantum Science and Engineering

The Schools of Engineering and Humanities and Sciences at Stanford University (http://soe.stanford.edu/ and https://humsci.stanford.edu) invite applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment at the junior level (Assistant or untenured Associate Professor) in the broadly defined field of quantum science and engineering with particular emphasis on all aspects of quantum computing and information. Priority will be given to the overall originality and promise of the candidate's work over any particular specialization area or department affiliation.

Applicants should have a Ph.D., evidence of the ability to pursue an independent program of research, a strong commitment to both graduate and undergraduate teaching, and the ability to initiate and conduct research across disciplines. A successful candidate is expected to be appointed in one or two of the departments of Applied Physics, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, or Physics, although a joint appointment with another department or with SLAC will be considered depending on the candidate's research area and teaching plan. The candidate will be expected to teach courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels and to build and lead a team of graduate students in Ph.D. research.

Applicants must send materials to the search committee through Academic Jobs Online. Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, a research and teaching statement (maximum three pages, combined), and arrange to have five letters of reference submitted online at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/9550. Inquiries may be directed to J. Tice, Dept. of Physics, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4060, or to tice@stanford.edu.

The due date for submission of all materials, including letters of reference, is December 1, 2017.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.


Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of New Mexico invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin August 1, 2018. The successful applicant will be engaged in building a strong research group in theoretical quantum information science that enhances the interdisciplinary activities of the Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) and strengthens the Physics and Astronomy degree programs. CQuIC administers a National Science Foundation Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP), providing excellent opportunities for collaborations with CQuIC faculty, its partner institutions, and postdoctoral researchers. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong publication record, show promise of scholarship, have breadth of research experience, and demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching at both the graduate and the undergraduate levels, including the supervision of diverse student researchers.

For more information, or to apply on line, please go to https://unm.csod.com/ats/careersite/jobdetails.aspx?site=3&c=unm&id=2257. For best consideration, please apply by 12/1/2017. This position will remain open until filled.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.


Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mathematical Physics, University of Bristol, UK

The School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, is seeking to appoint a Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Reader in Mathematical Physics. A Lecturer holds an indefinite appointment roughly equivalent to an Assistant or Associate Professor in the US system (depending on career stage); a Senior Lecturer/Reader is equivalent to an Associate Professor.

The appointment is part of a major strategic expansion of the School of Mathematics, which in spring 2018 will move to a substantial Grade-II listed property, providing office space for over 100 academics, 100 post-graduate students and 80 post-docs. The building is currently being transformed into a state-of-the-art mathematics teaching and research facility at a cost of £33M. The University is a member of the prestigious Russell Group, is ranked among the top 50 universities in the world, and 9th in the UK in the latest QS World University Rankings. The Shanghai Ranking of Academic Subjects 2017 has ranked Bristol's School of Mathematics amongst the top 40 mathematics departments worldwide.

We are looking for world-class researchers in any areas of mathematical physics, including those currently not represented in the School. The successful candidate will be based at the Institute for Mathematical Physics or the Institute for Probability, Analysis and Dynamics. The post-holder will be responsible for her or his own research programme, carry out appropriate administrative tasks and deliver excellence in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

For more information, or to apply online, please go to http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6673&nPostingTargetID=32914. The closing date for applications, including all letters of reference is 27 November 2017. Candidates can contact Prof. Jens Marklof FRS with any informal enquiries (Head of School, maths-recruitment@bristol.ac.uk).

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.


Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Positions, Institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke, Québec

The Institut Quantique for the Université de Sherbrooke has several postdoctoral positions available.

We are looking for creative, talented researchers with a background and interest in quantum information, quantum materials or quantum engineering. Applicants should have an excellent 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 about the Prize Postdoctoral Fellowships, go to https://www.usherbrooke.ca/iq/fileadmin/sites/iq/PostdocPrestige2017_en.pdf. For more information about the Institute Quantique, go to http://usherbrooke.ca/IQ.

To apply:

We encourage you to apply for the fellowship competition before November 30th, 2017. However, numerous funding opportunities are available throughout the year and we recommend contacting IQ researchers regarding postdoctoral positions at any time.


Postdoctoral position in quantum computing, University of Bristol, UK

Applications are invited for a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in the theory of quantum computation, tenable from 1 February 2018 (or a date to be agreed). This project, funded by the UK EPSRC Fellowship "New insights in quantum algorithms and complexity," will deliver three main components: new quantum algorithms, communication protocols and data structures; new bounds on the computational complexity of physical problems; and new mathematical tools to support the above. The researcher will work with Dr Ashley Montanaro in the School of Mathematics, University of Bristol.

The applicant should have, or expect to soon receive, a PhD in the theory of quantum computation or quantum information; or otherwise should be able to show evidence of expertise in this area. The applicant should also have a track record of high-quality publications.

The funding supporting this role is currently available until July 2019.

The School of Mathematics is one of the leading centres for research and teaching in mathematical sciences in the UK, and offers a stimulating and friendly environment with first-rate facilities. The School of Mathematics is a supporter of the LMS Good Practice Scheme aiming at advancing women's careers in mathematics http://www.maths.bris.ac.uk/admin/life/women/.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Ashley Montanaro (ashley.montanaro@bristol.ac.uk). For more information, or to apply online, go to http://www.bristol.ac.uk/jobs/find/details.html?nPostingID=6691&nPostingTargetID=33475. The closing date for applications is 8 November 2017.

The University is committed to creating and sustaining a fully inclusive culture. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.


Postdoctoral position in theoretical condensed matter and quantum optics at the University of Chicago

The research group of Professor Aash Clerk (University of Chicago) invites applications for an open postdoctoral position in the general areas of theoretical quantum condensed matter physics and quantum optics. Areas of interest include issues of dynamics, noise, control and correlations in driven dissipative quantum systems, with a focus on quantum optomechanics and superconducting circuits (circuit QED). 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. This position is a full-time one-year appointment, with the option of renewal for a second year by mutual agreement. The nominal start date is September 1, 2018 (though earlier start dates may be possible).

To apply, please submit a CV (including publications) and cover letter through AcademicJosbOnline at

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10035

Applicants should also arrange to have two references sent in support of the application (again using AcademicJobsOnline). For full consideration, applications should be submitted by December 1, 2017, although applications submitted later may be considered until the position is filled.


2018 Postdoctoral Fellowships, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics invites applications for postdoctoral positions from new and recent PhDs working in fundamental theoretical physics. Our areas of strength include classical gravity, condensed matter theory, cosmology, particle physics, mathematical physics, quantum fields and strings, quantum foundations, quantum information, and quantum gravity. We also encourage applications from scientists whose work falls in more than one of these categories. Our postdoctoral positions are normally for a period of three years. Outstanding candidates may also be considered for a senior postdoctoral position with a five-year term.

Perimeter Institute offers a dynamic, multi-disciplinary environment with maximum research freedom and opportunity to collaborate within and across fields. Our postdoctoral positions are intended for highly original and intellectually adventurous young theorists. Perimeter offers comprehensive support including a generous research and travel fund, opportunities to invite visiting collaborators, and help in organizing workshops and conferences. A unique mentoring system gives early-career scientists the feedback and support they need to flourish as independent researchers. More information about Perimeter Institute is available here.

The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 40 full-time and part-time faculty members, 54 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 55 Postdoctoral Researchers, 61 Graduate Students, and 31 exceptional master's-level students participating in Perimeter Scholars International. Perimeter also hosts hundreds of visitors and conference participants throughout the academic year.

We welcome all candidates to apply by November 15th, 2017, however applications will be considered until all positions are filled.

Applicants must submit: curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, a list of publications, and arrange for at least three letters of reference to be sent on their behalf. Applications (including recommendation letters) must be submitted through Perimeter Institute's online application form.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents will be given priority. Perimeter Institute encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including women, members of visible minorities, native peoples and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require special accommodation in order to complete their application/interview are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.


Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowship, Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS), University of Maryland/NIST

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), with the support and participation of the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. 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 a competitive salary plus benefits and a small stipend for research expenses. The application deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2017, 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/fellowship/9689.

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, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral Positions, Station Q, Microsoft Research, Santa Barbara, California

Microsoft Research, Station Q has postdoctoral positions available beginning in the summer/fall of 2018. We are seeking theorists with a strong background in quantum information in condensed matter, quantum Hall physics, topological insulators and superconductors, and/or computational condensed matter physics.

Application deadline: October 1, 2017

In order to be considered, please apply and upload your application materials online at: https://careers.research.microsoft.com/

In the online application, click on the following choices:

Application materials should include:

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.


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.


Postdoctoral Research Associate/Research Fellow in Quantum Theory, University of Sydney, Australia

The Quantum Science Group in the School of Physics at the University of Sydney undertakes experimental and theoretical research in quantum science with the aim of learning how to engineer and manipulate complex quantum systems. This incorporates work aimed at addressing challenges at both the hardware and software levels.

At this time, a variety of technology platforms have demonstrated quantum coherent phenomena. Our experimental research efforts focus on two proven systems: spins in semiconductors and trapped atomic ions. These efforts, while distinct, share complementary control techniques and are unified by platform-independent theoretical research in support of the group's broad interests in quantum science.

Applications are invited for the appointment to the position(s) at Research Associate level/ Research Fellow level in Quantum Information Theory at the Quantum Science Research Group, School of Physics. Our theory group leads core research projects in the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS), as well as the Army Research Office (ARO), USA, and is a joint research collaboration between Professor Stephen Bartlett, Professor Andrew Doherty, and Associate Professor Steven Flammia.

For more information, or to apply for this position online, click on this link.

Closing date: 11:30pm Sydney time, Sunday, 17 September 2017


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).


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.


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


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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).


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Last update: 18 October 2017.