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: 17 January 2018.

Three Most Recent Postings

Seeking Candidates for Positions in Quantum Information Research at AFRL in New Mexico

The Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking candidates for positions in quantum information science and technology. Positions anticipated at this time include a full- time civil-service research physicist and a post-doctoral researcher. Research will be conducted within the scope of an existing quantum communication applied research program.

Requirements for eligibility include a Ph.D. in quantum information science, quantum communication, or quantum optics. US Citizenship and eligibility for a security clearance are also required.

Experience is sought in the areas of 1) quantum entanglement and bell-state measurements, 2) quantum entanglement distribution, teleportation, and quantum key distribution (QKD), 3) quantum sources including entangled photon sources and non-Poissonian photon sources, and 4) quantum channels and quantum networks.

A combination of laboratory and theoretical experience is desirable. Additional experience in free-space optical propagation is desirable but not mandatory. Additional experience with entanglement swapping, quantum memory, and quantum repeaters is also desirable but not mandatory.

The civil-service research physicist will define and lead theoretical analysis, modeling, and simulations of free-space quantum channels, define and lead laboratory and field experiments, analyze data, document research results, present findings at scientific conferences, publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals, travel for program briefings to funding agencies, and create topic solicitations for small- businesses, universities and other government contractors. This position will be advertised on usajobs.com.

The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research and development in photon sources for quantum communication over long-distance free-space optical channels in support of the development of large- scale quantum networks. The postdoctoral researcher will also define and conduct laboratory and field experiments involving Bell-state measurements, teleportation and QKD, analyze data, document research results, present findings at scientific conferences, and publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This position is currently advertised on

http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=13&ROPCD=131002&RONum =C0107.

Location: Starfire Optical Range, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Application Date: Application review will begin on 01 JAN 2018 and remain open until positions are filled.

Resumes from interested individuals meeting qualifications may be sent to mark.gruneisen@us.af.mil.


Graduate School Opportunity for your Students, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

Perimeter Institute is now accepting applications for the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) Master's program. PSI students are fully integrated into the dynamic, collaborative atmosphere of Perimeter Institute, while earning Master's degrees from the University of Waterloo. Exceptional students can fast-track into PhD work at Perimeter, kick-starting their research careers.

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Students may apply online - there is no application fee.

Features of the program include:

Applications are due by February 1, 2018. Apply online.


Available Faculty Positions and Fellowships, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

This year, Perimeter Institute was voted by its employees as one of the top Canadian workplaces for its inspiring, healthy, and family-focused environment. If you or anyone you know is looking for a position, we are currently accepting applications for a number of faculty roles and fellowships.

For position details and application deadlines, see individual career postings below.

Faculty Positions

Fellowships


Faculty Positions

Available Faculty Positions and Fellowships, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

This year, Perimeter Institute was voted by its employees as one of the top Canadian workplaces for its inspiring, healthy, and family-focused environment. If you or anyone you know is looking for a position, we are currently accepting applications for a number of faculty roles and fellowships.

For position details and application deadlines, see individual career postings below.

Faculty Positions

Fellowships


Tenure-track Assistant Professor Position in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics

Colorado School of Mines

The department of Physics at the Colorado School of Mines invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the field of Experimental Condensed Matter Physics at the Assistant Professor level.

Our highest priority is for a candidate whose research bridges quantum correlations and materials physics.

Application review begins on January 1, 2018.

Additional information and online application are available at:

http://jobs.mines.edu/cw/en- us/job/492913/assistant-professor-experimental- condensed-matter-physics


Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowships, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

Emmy Noether was a brilliant scientist whose work underpins much of modern physics.

Perimeter's Emmy Noether Visiting Fellowships honour her legacy by supporting and encouraging early- and mid-career women physicists.

The Fellowships, which are held for periods of up to one year, bring talented researchers to Perimeter at a critical stage of their careers. Noether Fellows enjoy uninterrupted research time immersed in Perimeter's collaborative environment. The flexibility of the program may include support for housing, teaching buy-outs, and childcare, allowing researchers to shape their visits in ways that enrich and accelerate their scientific careers.

"The Emmy Noether Fellowship made it possible to move our family halfway across the globe for a year, which is no mean feat," says Sumati Surya, a 2016-17 Emmy Noether Visiting Fellow and associate professor at India's Raman Research Institute. "This experience has injected great energy and inspiration for my research, which is invaluable."

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online by January 15, 2018; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. Early-career female researchers are especially encouraged to apply online.

Perimeter welcomes applications from members of visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, and persons with disabilities. Applicants who require accommodations to complete their applications are encouraged to contact peopleandculture@perimeterinstitute.ca for assistance.

Applications will be considered until all positions are filled. Applications must be submitted through the online application form.

If you require additional information or have questions, please contact Mayura Stratopoulos, Manager, Office of the Faculty Chair, through the Perimeter Institute website.

Find out more about Perimeter's efforts to support diversity in physics.

Click here to apply online.


Faculty Position, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

Applications are invited for one or more tenure-track faculty positions at the rank of Assistant Professor, and in special cases Associate or Full Professor, at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) and any department in the Faculties of Mathematics and Science. IQC is a collaborative research institute focused on quantum information science and technology, ranging from the theory of quantum information to practical applications. Membership in IQC is renewable, with an initial appointment of 5 years, and comes with research space, a teaching reduction of one course, and a stipend. Information about research at IQC can be found at http://uwaterloo.ca/iqc/research.

A PhD and significant evidence of excellence in research in quantum information science and technology and the potential for effective teaching are required. Responsibilities include the supervision of graduate students and teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Based on qualifications, a salary range of $78,500 to $155,000 will be considered. Negotiations beyond this salary range will be considered for exceptionally qualified candidates. Effective date of appointment is September 1, 2018. The search is open to all areas of quantum information that connect with the goals and ongoing research at IQC.

The University of Waterloo is host to the Institute for Quantum Computing. At present, IQC has a complement of 28 faculty members (growing to 39) from the Faculties of Engineering, Mathematics and Science. Interested individuals should upload their application via the faculty application form at: http://uwaterloo.ca/iqc/research.

Full consideration for these positions is assured only for applications received by December 1, 2017.

The University of Waterloo respects, appreciates and encourages diversity and is committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. 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 in the recruitment process.

"Three reasons to apply: http://uwaterloo.ca/fauw/why."


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

Seeking Candidates for Positions in Quantum Information Research at AFRL in New Mexico

The Directed Energy Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is seeking candidates for positions in quantum information science and technology. Positions anticipated at this time include a full- time civil-service research physicist and a post-doctoral researcher. Research will be conducted within the scope of an existing quantum communication applied research program.

Requirements for eligibility include a Ph.D. in quantum information science, quantum communication, or quantum optics. US Citizenship and eligibility for a security clearance are also required.

Experience is sought in the areas of 1) quantum entanglement and bell-state measurements, 2) quantum entanglement distribution, teleportation, and quantum key distribution (QKD), 3) quantum sources including entangled photon sources and non-Poissonian photon sources, and 4) quantum channels and quantum networks.

A combination of laboratory and theoretical experience is desirable. Additional experience in free-space optical propagation is desirable but not mandatory. Additional experience with entanglement swapping, quantum memory, and quantum repeaters is also desirable but not mandatory.

The civil-service research physicist will define and lead theoretical analysis, modeling, and simulations of free-space quantum channels, define and lead laboratory and field experiments, analyze data, document research results, present findings at scientific conferences, publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals, travel for program briefings to funding agencies, and create topic solicitations for small- businesses, universities and other government contractors. This position will be advertised on usajobs.com.

The postdoctoral researcher will conduct research and development in photon sources for quantum communication over long-distance free-space optical channels in support of the development of large- scale quantum networks. The postdoctoral researcher will also define and conduct laboratory and field experiments involving Bell-state measurements, teleportation and QKD, analyze data, document research results, present findings at scientific conferences, and publish findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals. This position is currently advertised on

http://nrc58.nas.edu/RAPLab10/Opportunity/Opportunity.aspx?LabCode=13&ROPCD=131002&RONum =C0107.

Location: Starfire Optical Range, Kirtland AFB, New Mexico

Application Date: Application review will begin on 01 JAN 2018 and remain open until positions are filled.

Resumes from interested individuals meeting qualifications may be sent to mark.gruneisen@us.af.mil.


Available Faculty Positions and Fellowships, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

This year, Perimeter Institute was voted by its employees as one of the top Canadian workplaces for its inspiring, healthy, and family-focused environment. If you or anyone you know is looking for a position, we are currently accepting applications for a number of faculty roles and fellowships.

For position details and application deadlines, see individual career postings below.

Faculty Positions

Fellowships


TheBlinQC Post-doctoral Fellowship, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal

The Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicações (in Lisbon, Portugal), is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the context of the QuantERA project TheBlinQC--Theory Blind Quantum Control. This three-year position is available to start in early 2018.

The candidates are expected to have research experience in at least one of the following areas: control theory, sensing theory, estimation theory, quantum information theory.

Application timing

Applications should be submitted by 26 January 2018, but earlier applications are welcome and will be processed immediately.

The positions 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):

  • the documents above should be sent in a single PDF file, named "BPD Surname" (recommendation letters may be sent separately, but should still follow the two steps below);
  • the e-mail subject should be "TheBlinQC BPD Surname";
  • the e-mail should be sent to: phys-info-jobs (at) lx.it.pt

    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. It also coordinates the new 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 its last international assessment.

    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 positions in theoretical quantum information science, Fudan University, Shanghai

    Three postdoctoral positions in theoretical quantum information science are available in the group of Prof. Huangjun Zhu in Department of Physics, Fudan University, beginning January 2018. The positions last for two years, with possibility of extension. Successful applicants are expected to conduct high-quality research in various areas of quantum information, including but not limited to quantum measurements, quantum tomography, and quantum computation. There will be opportunities to work with Prof. Zhu and other faculty members at Fudan University, including Prof. Yu Shi, Prof. Yidun Wan, Prof. Ling-Yan (Janet) Hung, and Prof. Xiaopeng Li. Independent research is also encouraged. Competitive salary, sufficient travel funding, and other benefits from the university will be provided.

    Applicants should hold PhD in physics, mathematics, or an equivalent, with strong background in physics and mathematics. Researchers from all areas of quantum information science are welcome, though research experiences in one or more of the following topics would be desirable:

    1. Quantum measurements, quantum tomography, quantum metrology, state verification, and randomized benchmarking.
    2. Quantum computation, quantum algorithm, and quantum error correction.

    Applicants should send a CV with a research statement and a list of publications to Prof. Zhu at zhuhuangjun@gmail.com; three recommendation letters are expected to be sent by the recommenders directly.

    Applications received before 15 Jan 2018 will receive full consideration; later applications will be considered if the positions are available.

    More information

    Prof. Huangjun Zhu got Bachelor, Master, and PhD degrees from Zhejiang University, Peking University, and National University of Singapore, respectively. He then did postdoctoral research at Perimeter Institute and Cologne Institute for Theoretical Physics. Prof. Zhu will join Fudan University around the new year and build a research group on quantum information science.


    Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Foundations of Quantum Theory, Chapman University

    General Information:

    The Institute for Quantum Studies within Schmid College of Science and Technology at Chapman University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Foundations of Quantum Theory, beginning August 2018.

    Chapman University, located in the heart of Orange County, California, is ranked in the top tier of western universities by U.S. News and World Report, and has gained national recognition for its commitment to excellence through innovative research and teaching. Schmid College of Science and Technology embodies Chapman's commitment to interdisciplinarity, fostering an outstanding community of teacher-scholars across a broad range of undergraduate and graduate programs. More information on the College and its future 140,000 square foot home, the Keck Center for Science and Engineering, can be found here: www.chapman.edu/science.

    Qualifications:

    Postdoctoral Fellow must hold a Ph.D. or an equivalent of a doctoral degree by the beginning of employment at Chapman University. The doctorate or equivalent must have been awarded within the last five years and candidate has not exceeded five years of prior postdoctoral experience.

    A publication record showing a strong promise for future independent research is highly desirable.

    Responsibilities:

    The postdoc will work in the group of Dr. Matthew Leifer on the project "Fine Tunings and the Nature of Quantum Reality."

    A "fine tuning" refers to a property of the operational predictions of quantum theory that cannot hold at the level of reality. Fine tunings are exposed by the various no-go theorems for realist accounts of quantum theory, such as Bell's theorem, the Kochen-Specker theorem, and recent results on the reality of the quantum state. The project encompasses: rigorously defining the notion of a fine tuning, characterizing and quantifying fine-tunings in a resource theoretic framework, exploiting fine tunings for information processing advantages, developing ontological frameworks for quantum theory that are free of fine tunings, and explaining fine tunings as emergent.

    The postdoc is expected to work with Dr. Leifer on this project, but may also pursue their own independent research.

    The postdoc is expected to publish their findings in academic journals and present their work at academic conferences and workshops. The postdoc is also expected to contribute to the research culture of the institute and university. Examples of ways of doing this include: giving seminars, helping to organize conferences and workshops, helping to organize seminars and talks, and discussing research with undergraduate and graduate students who are working on research projects.

    Contact Information:

    Applicants should send electronic copies of their CV, research statement, list of publications, and three references to Dr. Matthew Leifer at leifer@chapman.edu.

    Applications should be received before December 7, 2017 in order to receive full consideration, but the position will remain open until filled.

    Fellows are offered a competitive salary, benefits, research support, and personalized professional development in research.

    Chapman University is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community. The University is dedicated to enhancing diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruitment and employment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by state or federal law. The University is committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply.

    Chapman University, One University Drive, Orange, CA 92866 Human Resources Department


    Quantum Key Distribution Theory (QKD), Theory Postdoctoral Positions, Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo

    These positions will be available immediately in Professor Lütkenhaus's Research group. You will be working with a team of researchers in project to develop and to apply new tools to derive the security analysis of QKD protocols relevant to deployment in optical communication networks. The projects take place in collaboration with other international leading academic and industrial partners in satellite and fiber optics networks.

    One postdoc will take the lead on the further development of our numerical toolbox for the security analysis of QKD protocols. Qualifications:

    The second postdoc will concentrate on the conceptual development to connect this toolbox to relevant optical protocols. Qualifications:

    The third postdoc will integrate all components of practical QKD protocol elements to form a coherent and water tight security analysis of the full QKD protocol, including finite size effects. Qualifications:

    You will be working with a team of undergraduate and graduate students and postdocs to develop new protocols and to analyze their fundamental security properties in rigorous and thorough manner. Within the team, you will have the opportunity to grow your professional skills by being involved in the supervision of students, to develop a teaching record, and to broaden your technical and professional skills via the offerings of our CryptoWorks21 programme. Our research is funded and supported by external partners in a free academic setting. More detail about the research group can be found at Lutkenhaus Group website.

    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 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 newly founded Cybersecurity and Privacy Institute, and the nearby Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. We are based in the new Mike & 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.

    The appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility of 1 year extension, pending on research funding. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

    The University of Waterloo encourages applications from all qualified individuals, members of visible minorities, native peoples, and persons with disabilities. Applications will be reviewed starting Dec 1st 2017 until all positions are filled. Starting dates are negotiable with an aim at early 2018.

    Any enquiries should be directed to lutkenhaus.office@uwaterloo.ca quoting PD17KHG in the subject line. Applications should be submitted via the IQC Open Positions homepage https://services.iqc.uwaterloo.ca/applications/positions/PD17KHG/.


    Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information/Quantum Computing, MIT

    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, 2018. Current senior members of the group include Isaac Chuang, Edward Farhi, Jeffrey Goldstone and Aram Harrow in the Physics department as well as Seth Lloyd and Peter Shor in other departments. The interests of this group covers almost all areas of the field and we seek applicants coming from all areas. Apply to the position at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10259.

    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. MIT is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. We should receive completed applications, including all letters of recommendation, before December 15, 2017.

    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.


    Post-doctoral Fellowship, Instituto de Telecomunicações, Lisbon, Portugal

    The Physics of Information and Quantum Technologies Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicações (in Lisbon, Portugal), is seeking to hire a Post-doctoral Research Fellow. The position is available to start in early 2018, and is renewable beyond the first year.

    The candidates are expected to have research experience in at least one of the following areas: quantum information theory, quantum computation, open quantum systems, quantum thermodynamics, quantum matter, quantum gravity.

    Application timing

    Applications should be submitted by 9 December 2017, but earlier applications are welcome and will be processed immediately.

    The positions 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, 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. It also coordinates the new 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 its last international assessment.

    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/


    Research Associate (Fixed Term), Cambridge University

    We hope to be able to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Associate, subject to funding, to work on the theory and implementation of novel quantum cryptographic protocols, in collaboration with experimental groups participating in the UK Quantum Technology Hub QCOMM. The project also includes a commercial partner, Cambridge Quantum Computing, who will advise on and support commercialization of the project work. The project is funded by the QCOMM Quantum Technology Hub. It will support a postdoctoral researcher to work in the Centre for Quantum Information and Foundations on a project headed by Prof Adrian Kent.

    Duties include working on the development and implementation of specified cryptographic protocols, in collaboration with members of the QCOMM Hub, under the direction of Prof Kent. Duties may also include pursuing additional individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects relevant to the project. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own project work and administration, with guidance where appropriate, to liaise independently with experimental groups and other collaborators, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. He or she must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. He or she may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction, plan and deliver seminars relating to the research area.

    The successful candidates should ideally have or expect imminently to attain a PhD in some aspect of quantum information science and should have research experience in the theory of quantum key distribution and other areas of quantum cryptography theory, including familiarity with security analyses for experimental cryptosystems. Some experience of collaboration with experimentalists working on practical quantum cryptosystems would be very helpful.

    Informal inquiries may be made by contacting LE13739@maths.cam.ac.uk

    Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for up to 2 years in the first instance. The starting date will be by mutual agreement, ideally as soon as practically possible.

    To apply online for this vacancy, please go to the web page http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/15449/, and click on the 'Apply' button at the bottom. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

    Please indicate the contact details of at least two and preferably three academic referees on the online application form and upload a full curriculum vitae and a description of your recent research (not to exceed three pages). Please ensure that your referees supply references by the closing date and are made aware that they may be contacted by the Mathematics HR Office Administrator to request that they upload a reference for you to our Web Recruitment System; and please encourage them to do so promptly.

    Please quote reference LE13739 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy. The closing date for applications is 19 November 2017.

    The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women, since women are, and have historically been, underrepresented on our research staff.

    The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


    Flatiron Research Fellow, Simons Foundation, New York City

    The Center for Computational Quantum Physics at the Flatiron Institute of the Simons Foundation anticipates making several Flatiron Research Fellow appointments. These positions are at the postdoctoral level; we welcome applications from individuals who are motivated to work in the vibrant atmosphere of a new institute and have a strong background in one or more of the following areas: theoretical condensed matter physics, materials science modelling, theoretical chemistry, applied mathematics and computer science.

    The Flatiron Institute is a research unit established by the Simons foundation to advance scientific research through computational methods, including data analysis, modeling and simulation. The Center for Computational Quantum Physics (CCQ) is the newest Flatiron unit; it began operations on Sept 4, 2017 with the aim of becoming a leading international center for the study of quantum physics phenomena and its applications to condensed matter physics, materials science, chemistry and related fields. The development of the concepts, methods, algorithms and codes needed to advance the field will be fundamental to the work of the Center. A broad range of research areas will be represented at CCQ, including many-body quantum physics, quantum chemistry, out of equilibrium quantum systems, materials with strong electronic correlations, strong light-matter interactions, etc. Over time, CCQ is expected to grow to about 50 members. Besides CCQ, the Flatiron Institute hosts the Center for Computational Astrophysics, the Center for Computational Biology, and a common scientific computing core.

    The initial appointment of a Flatiron research Fellow is for two years, with the possibility of renewal for a third year. A Ph.D. in a relevant field is required. The anticipated start date is between September 1, 2018, and December 31, 2018 but an earlier or later start date might be considered. Review of applications will begin Nov 15, 2017 and applications will be considered on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. The Flatiron Institute is in New York City and is an equal opportunity employer.

    For more information about CCQ: https://www.simonsfoundation.org/flatiron/center-for-computational-quantum-physics/

    Applications should be submitted through the following website: https://simonsfoundation.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/simonsfoundationcareers/job/162-Fifth-Avenue/Flatiron-Research-Fellow_R0000058-1

    For more experienced candidates, positions at the associate research scientist; research scientist; and group leader are available. Further information can be found at: https://simonsfoundation.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/simonsfoundationcareers


    Postdoctoral positions at the University of Toronto

    The University of Toronto Theory of Computation group invites applications for postdoctoral positions in quantum computing and quantum information starting in Fall 2018. Topics of interest within quantum information science include: algorithms, complexity theory, optimization, information theory, and cryptography. We prefer candidates that have a computer science/mathematics background, but all excellent candidates will be considered.

    Postdoctoral associates will be affiliated with the Theory of Computation group, but are encouraged to collaborate with quantum information faculty from other departments. The University of Toronto is home to the Center 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.

    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 31, 2017; late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

    Applicants should send a CV, research statement, and arrange for at least three letters of recommendation to be emailed to Theory of Computation Group at postdocapp@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 Center for Quantum Information and Quantum Control: https://cqiqc.physics.utoronto.ca/


    Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Positions in Theoretical Quantum Information Science and Quantum Optics, Université de Sherbrooke

    The research group of Professor Alexandre Blais invites applications for open postdoctoral scholar and Ph.D. 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, dissipative driven quantum systems and machine learning. More information on the interests of the group can be found at https://www.physique.usherbrooke.ca/blais/.

    Postdoctoral 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 at the following URL:
    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10282.

    Postdoctoral applicants should also arrange to have three references sent in support of the application using AcademicJobsOnline. Applications should be submitted by December 5, 2017, although applications submitted later may be considered until the positions are filled.

    Interested Ph.D. students should contact Prof. Blais directly at Alexandre.Blais@USherbrooke.ca.


    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 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 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.


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    Graduate Fellowships and Ph.D. Positions

    Graduate School Opportunity for your Students, Perimeter Institute, Waterloo, Ontario

    Perimeter Institute is now accepting applications for the Perimeter Scholars International (PSI) Master's program. PSI students are fully integrated into the dynamic, collaborative atmosphere of Perimeter Institute, while earning Master's degrees from the University of Waterloo. Exceptional students can fast-track into PhD work at Perimeter, kick-starting their research careers.

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    Students may apply online - there is no application fee.

    Features of the program include:

    Applications are due by February 1, 2018. Apply online.


    PhD Scholarship, University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia

    QKD from Space-Based Quantum Communications

    Quantum communication via low-orbit sattelites offers up a paradigm shift in telecommunications. Providing for unparalleled communication security, this emerging technology will also lead us into the development of the global quantum internet. This research area was given a large boost recently with the launch of the World's first quantum satellite by China. This new satellite creates entangled photon pairs, beaming them down to Earth for subsequent processing and use in a range of communication scenarios. In this PhD project we will leverage optical quantum communications, quantum error correction, and channel modelling, to deliver novel and optimized quantum communication protocols specifically designed for the turbulent atmospheric paths traversed by entangled photons emanating from a satellite. We will be particularly focussed on quantum key distribution (QKD) protocols, and the resulting ultra-secret key rates that can be produced from the different variants of such protocols. We will consider multiple quantum information carriers, such as those involving discrete variables (DV) coded into single photons, and continuous variables (CV) coded into weak laser pulses. Manipulation of these quantum states will involve feedback mechanisms based partially on assessments of the satellite-to-ground channels. This work will lead to state-of-the-art quantum communication protocols that optimize secure communication throughput over very large distances. It offers the PhD candidate the opportunity to enter an exciting and emerging technology frontier that is positioned at the interface of advanced quantum physics and satellite-based communications.

    This PhD Scholarship is sponsored by Northrop Grumman. The scholarship stipend is anticipated to be approximately $37,000 (AUD) per year for the duration of the 3 year PhD. An extra 6 months of stipend will be provided if needed. One trip per year to the US to visit Northrop Grumman is anticipated, and travel funds to attend international conferences will also be provided. This scholarship is open to both domestic and international candidates. A Tuition Fee Scholarship (TFS) will be provided by UNSW to successful international candidates. The deadline for applications is 15th January 2018. The student is expected to commence studies at UNSW, Sydney by March 31, 2018.

    Further information:

    School of Electrical Engineering & Telecommunications, UNSW, Sydney, Australia https://www.engineering.unsw.edu.au/electrical-engineering/

    UNSW Graduate Research: https://research.unsw.edu.au/graduate-research

    Contact UNSW PhD Supervisor:

    Robert Malaney, Email: r.malaney@unsw.edu.au, Tel +61 2 9385 6580


    Postdoctoral and Ph.D. Positions in Theoretical Quantum Information Science and Quantum Optics, Université de Sherbrooke

    The research group of Professor Alexandre Blais invites applications for open postdoctoral scholar and Ph.D. 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, dissipative driven quantum systems and machine learning. More information on the interests of the group can be found at https://www.physique.usherbrooke.ca/blais/.

    Postdoctoral 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 at the following URL:
    https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/10282.

    Postdoctoral applicants should also arrange to have three references sent in support of the application using AcademicJobsOnline. Applications should be submitted by December 5, 2017, although applications submitted later may be considered until the positions are filled.

    Interested Ph.D. students should contact Prof. Blais directly at Alexandre.Blais@USherbrooke.ca.


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