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: 19 September 2016.

Most Recent Postings

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.

The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 42 full-time and part-time faculty members, 50 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 59 Postdoctoral Researchers, 51 Graduate Students, and 28 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, 2016, 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.


Tenure Track Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

The Department of Electrical Engineering seeks applications in all areas of Electrical Engineering for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position with particular interest in the areas of: Biological & Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronic Materials and Devices, Information Sciences and Systems, Photonics, Power and Energy, Quantum Engineering, Robotics and Cyber-Physical Systems, and Solid State Physics. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching and a demonstrated ability to pursue a high impact research program. A start date of September 1, 2017 is preferred.

Applicant review will begin in November. For full consideration, please submit applications no later than December 15, 2016, using the following site: https://apply-ee.princeton.edu/. Applications require: a complete curriculum vitae, descriptions of research and teaching interests, and the contact information for four references. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.

To learn more, visit us at: www.ee.princeton.edu.


PhD Position in Quantum Information Science, University of Technology Sydney

Fully-funded PhD studentship in Quantum Information Science is available at the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

Deadline for Application: March 30 2017.

Description:

We welcome applications from any motivated students with a strong background in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering. We are particularly looking for students who are enthusiastic, have some level of mathematical maturity, and a willingness to work in collaborations that cross disciplines. Useful Link to our group: http://quantum-lab.org.

The candidate will work under A/P Min-Hsiu Hsieh's supervision. Selected topics include quantum information theory, entanglement theory, resource theory, quantum/post-quantum cryptography, and quantum computation. Dr Hsieh's CV and list of publications can be found below.

http://www.minhsiu.info

Environment:

The candidate will be placed in the Centre of Quantum Software, situated in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. The campus of University of Technology Sydney is located in downtown Sydney. The candidate will also have chances to collaborate with other Sydney quantum information groups, including University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and University of New South Wales.

Interested candidates are invited to submit

Associate Professor Min-Hsiu Hsieh (min-hsiu.hsieh "at" uts.edu.au)


QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Maryland/National Institute of Standards and Technology (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, 2016, but applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list and a two-page Research Statement, and should arrange for three reference letters. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7899.

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.


Theory Postdoctoral Fellows, Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) is a research center headquartered at the University of New Mexico (UNM), with a node at the University of Arizona (UA), and an NSF-funded Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP). CQuIC is seeking to hire up to four theory postdoctoral fellows at UNM, with flexible start dates over the next year.

The core faculty at CQuIC are F. Elohim Becerra, Carlton Caves (Director), Ivan Deutsch, Poul Jessen (UA), and Akimasa Miyake; these are the Project Directors (PDs) for the FRHTP. There are ten Senior Collaborating Participants (SCPs) associated with the FRHTP, all at other institutions: Howard Barnum, Grant Biedermann, Robin Blume-Kohout, Gavin Brennen, Joshua Combes, Yuan-Yu Jau, Andrew Landahl, Gerard Milburn, Timothy Ralph, and Rolando Somma.

Theoretical research at CQuIC is focused on (i) foundational investigations in quantum information, control, and measurement; (ii) quantum control of qudit systems; (iii) quantum control and squeezing of collective atomic spins; (iv) analog quantum computation and simulation. Theoretical research ranges from abstract topics in quantum information theory to detailed modeling and protocol design for experiments involving cold atoms and/or quantum-optical systems. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with the PDs and SCPs on CQuIC's core research interests, to develop new research directions for CQuIC's research portfolio, to pursue independent lines of research, and to participate in managing center-wide activities.

Information about ongoing activities at CQuIC can be found at cquic.unm.edu. Questions about these positions should be directed to the Search Coördinator at cquic@unm.edu.

A successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a PhD in physics or a related discipline by the time of employment. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment as a theorist in some part of quantum information science; demonstrated potential for research accomplishment at CQuIC; demonstrated potential to contribute to center-wide research-training and scientific-outreach activities; demonstrated potential to work productively with CQuIC personnel at all levels; demonstrated specific interest in CQuIC research; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Applicants must apply at UNMJobs (https://unmjobs.unm.edu), Position No. 0836099; applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications), and a statement of research interests and plans (pdf files, please) and should specify the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants should ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation to cquic@unm.edu. Formal review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, but applications will continue to be reviewed until all positions are filled and at least until the end of January 2017.

A successful applicant will become a CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellow, with a contract for one year and the expectation that the appointment will be renewed for two additional years upon satisfactory performance.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CQuIC is committed to assembling a diverse work force of researchers in quantum information science. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Faculty Positions

Tenure Track Faculty Position in Electrical Engineering, Princeton University

The Department of Electrical Engineering seeks applications in all areas of Electrical Engineering for a tenure-track assistant professor faculty position with particular interest in the areas of: Biological & Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electronic Materials and Devices, Information Sciences and Systems, Photonics, Power and Energy, Quantum Engineering, Robotics and Cyber-Physical Systems, and Solid State Physics. Candidates should have a commitment to teaching and a demonstrated ability to pursue a high impact research program. A start date of September 1, 2017 is preferred.

Applicant review will begin in November. For full consideration, please submit applications no later than December 15, 2016, using the following site: https://apply-ee.princeton.edu/. Applications require: a complete curriculum vitae, descriptions of research and teaching interests, and the contact information for four references. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. The selected candidate will be required to successfully complete a background check.

To learn more, visit us at: www.ee.princeton.edu.


Full Professorship in "Hybrid Quantum Systems," Technische Universität Darmstadt

(Code No. 274)

Possible subjects of this new experimentally oriented professorship include, but are not restricted to, quantum spin systems, nanomechanical oscillators, circuit-QED systems or quantum sensors. Possible applications range from quantum computation to generating new quantum states of condensed matter with novel physical properties in a controlled way. The candidate should have a strong experimental background in this field. The successful appointee will be expected to lead a dynamic research effort in this area.

This will involve hiring one further professor in this field within the next two years. This professorship will be positioned in the Institute of Condensed Matter Physics. The new professor has the opportunity to interact with the activities in the Institute of Applied Physics. Outside the Physics Department, cooperation opportunities may arise, in particular, with groups in the Departments of Materials Science, Electrical Engineering and Chemistry.

The successful appointee is expected to contribute to teaching experimental physics in its full breadth.

The position is tenured with a remuneration package commensurate with experience and qualifications, following the German "W-Besoldung". The regulations for employment are specified under sections 61 and 62 HHG (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).

The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female faculty members and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference.

The Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.

Applications including curriculum vitae, list of publications, as well as a description of research and teaching activities should be addressed to the Dean of the Department of Physics, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Hochschulstraße 12, D-64289 Darmstadt, Germany. Application by e-mail to dekanat@physik.tu-darmstadt.de is desirable. Please quote the code number.

Application deadline: August 31, 2016


Junior and Senior Principal Investigators at QuSoft, Amsterdam

QuSoft is the new Dutch research Center for Quantum Software that was recently launched jointly by the University of Amsterdam (UvA), the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (Center for Mathematics and Computer Science, CWI) and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Its mission is to develop new protocols, algorithms and applications that can be run on small and medium-sized prototypes of a quantum computer. The researchers at QuSoft develop software and applications that exploit the extraordinary power of quantum computers based on their quantum mechanical properties such as superposition, interference and entanglement. That requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from those used to develop conventional software.

QuSoft wishes to recruit two principal investigators, one at junior faculty (tenure track) level and the other at the level of associate or full professor. The search focusses on all four QuSoft research groups, but welcomes applications from the whole area of quantum information. The new QuSoft faculty will be part of the "core" of the QuSoft center and we expect that they take on an active role in shaping and developing the center. Both positions have important teaching components within the UvA--first and foremost in specialized courses in the QuSoft subject area, but also in the wider context of the educational programs in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics at the UvA's Science faculty.

The new QuSoft faculty members will be employed by the UvA, but will be expected to spend most of their time at the QuSoft Center, which is presently housed by the CWI. The senior position that is available is an associate or full professorship with the UvA.

The closing date for applications is 1 September 2016. For more information, and to apply online, go to http://www.qusoft.org/jobs/.


Postdoctoral Positions

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.

The Institute offers an exceptional research environment and is currently staffed with 42 full-time and part-time faculty members, 50 Distinguished Visiting Research Chairs, 59 Postdoctoral Researchers, 51 Graduate Students, and 28 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, 2016, 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.


QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships, University of Maryland/National Institute of Standards and Technology (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, 2016, but applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list and a two-page Research Statement, and should arrange for three reference letters. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/7899.

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.


Theory Postdoctoral Fellows, Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC), University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC) is a research center headquartered at the University of New Mexico (UNM), with a node at the University of Arizona (UA), and an NSF-funded Focused Research Hub in Theoretical Physics (FRHTP). CQuIC is seeking to hire up to four theory postdoctoral fellows at UNM, with flexible start dates over the next year.

The core faculty at CQuIC are F. Elohim Becerra, Carlton Caves (Director), Ivan Deutsch, Poul Jessen (UA), and Akimasa Miyake; these are the Project Directors (PDs) for the FRHTP. There are ten Senior Collaborating Participants (SCPs) associated with the FRHTP, all at other institutions: Howard Barnum, Grant Biedermann, Robin Blume-Kohout, Gavin Brennen, Joshua Combes, Yuan-Yu Jau, Andrew Landahl, Gerard Milburn, Timothy Ralph, and Rolando Somma.

Theoretical research at CQuIC is focused on (i) foundational investigations in quantum information, control, and measurement; (ii) quantum control of qudit systems; (iii) quantum control and squeezing of collective atomic spins; (iv) analog quantum computation and simulation. Theoretical research ranges from abstract topics in quantum information theory to detailed modeling and protocol design for experiments involving cold atoms and/or quantum-optical systems. Successful applicants will have the opportunity to work with the PDs and SCPs on CQuIC's core research interests, to develop new research directions for CQuIC's research portfolio, to pursue independent lines of research, and to participate in managing center-wide activities.

Information about ongoing activities at CQuIC can be found at cquic.unm.edu. Questions about these positions should be directed to the Search Coördinator at cquic@unm.edu.

A successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a PhD in physics or a related discipline by the time of employment. Candidates should have a demonstrated record of accomplishment as a theorist in some part of quantum information science; demonstrated potential for research accomplishment at CQuIC; demonstrated potential to contribute to center-wide research-training and scientific-outreach activities; demonstrated potential to work productively with CQuIC personnel at all levels; demonstrated specific interest in CQuIC research; and a demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Applicants must apply at UNMJobs (https://unmjobs.unm.edu), Position No. 0836099; applicants should submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications), and a statement of research interests and plans (pdf files, please) and should specify the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references. Applicants should ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation to cquic@unm.edu. Formal review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016, but applications will continue to be reviewed until all positions are filled and at least until the end of January 2017.

A successful applicant will become a CQuIC Postdoctoral Fellow, with a contract for one year and the expectation that the appointment will be renewed for two additional years upon satisfactory performance.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CQuIC is committed to assembling a diverse work force of researchers in quantum information science. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Postdoctoral Positions, Microsoft Research, Station Q, Santa Barbara

Microsoft Research, Station Q has postdoctoral positions available beginning in the summer/fall of 2017. 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, 2016

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:

Position interested in: PostDoctorate
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Research Areas of Interest: Quantum Computing
Microsoft Research Contact: Fraer, Sean

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 24 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, 2016, 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 21, 2016; qualified candidates should contact a potential supervisor immediately.

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.


Government Lab and Industry Positions

Staff Position in Quantum Information, Los Alamos National Lab

Job Title Scientist 2

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name T-4/Phys Of Condensed Matter & Complex Sys

What You Will Do

You will work both independently and in a team environment to develop novel quantum algorithms, error correction codes and conduct research in the general area of quantum computing. The research entails multidisciplinary efforts related to fundamental aspects of quantum mechanics as well as information science. You are expected to publish the findings in relevant journals and present results at international conferences and workshops. Mentoring of postdocs and summer students in this general area is expected.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

Desired Skills:

Education: A Ph.D. in physics, applied mathematics, or a related field

Notes to Applicants: Please include a CV with a publication list and a cover letter describing research interests.

Additional Details:

No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.

New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.

Term position: Regular-status Laboratory employees applying for term-status positions may retain regular status with approval of the cognizant Principle Associate Director.

Equal Opportunity:

Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regards to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

The Physics of Condensed Matter and Complex Systems Group at Theoretical Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking applications for a staff scientist position in the area of quantum computing and quantum science. Los Alamos National Laboratory has an active quantum information science program in which physicists, computer scientists and applied mathematicians are collaborating to develop new quantum computing, simulation and algorithm based scenarios. The newly acquired D-Wave computer provides a unique testbed for many of the quantum algorithms to solve important physics problems including addressing issues of relevance to national security.

Appointment Type: Term Appointment

Minimum Salary 84300
Maximum Salary 139000

To apply, see: http://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/jobs/index.php
Job number IRC50253


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Graduate Fellowships and Ph.D. Positions

PhD Position in Quantum Information Science, University of Technology Sydney

Fully-funded PhD studentship in Quantum Information Science is available at the University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology.

Deadline for Application: March 30 2017.

Description:

We welcome applications from any motivated students with a strong background in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, or Engineering. We are particularly looking for students who are enthusiastic, have some level of mathematical maturity, and a willingness to work in collaborations that cross disciplines. Useful Link to our group: http://quantum-lab.org.

The candidate will work under A/P Min-Hsiu Hsieh's supervision. Selected topics include quantum information theory, entanglement theory, resource theory, quantum/post-quantum cryptography, and quantum computation. Dr Hsieh's CV and list of publications can be found below.

http://www.minhsiu.info

Environment:

The candidate will be placed in the Centre of Quantum Software, situated in the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology. The campus of University of Technology Sydney is located in downtown Sydney. The candidate will also have chances to collaborate with other Sydney quantum information groups, including University of Sydney, Macquarie University, and University of New South Wales.

Interested candidates are invited to submit

Associate Professor Min-Hsiu Hsieh (min-hsiu.hsieh "at" uts.edu.au)


Doctoral Positions in the Physics and Mathematics of Information, University of Lisbon, Portugal

We are happy to announce the opening of the call for applications to the new edition of the Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information: Foundations of Future Information Technologies (DP-PMI), starting in February 2017.

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 currently has 20 students (14 male + 6 female) from 9 different nationalities. The programme will recruit up to 10 students in this call, and overall will train 40 doctoral students by 2021.

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 a typical success rate of around 12%.

The applications for the new edition of the DP-PMI are open until 30 October 2016.

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


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