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: 12 April 2019.

Most Recent Postings

Postdoc position at the Centre for Quantum Computer Science, University of Latvia

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Quantum Computer Science, University of Latvia, lead by prof. Andris Ambainis. The Centre is among the strongest European research groups in quantum algorithms and currently consists of 4 faculty members and 13 postdocs and graduate students.

Research interests of the Centre include quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication and nonlocality, and questions in classical computer science.

The postdoc will be a part of a new research project "Quantum algorithms: from complexity theory to experiment", including the following questions:

We are looking for candidates with an interest in one or more of these topics. Candidates can be:

The appointment would be for 2 years, with a possibility of extending it for a third year. The starting date is flexible, between September 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020.

Applicants should send their CV (including contact data of possible references) to Andris Ambainis (ambainis@lu.lv), by May 5, 2019.


Silicon Quantum Technology Postdoc Position, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

The Silicon Quantum Technology group (http://www.sfu.ca/physics/siliconquantum/), based at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Metro Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a postdoctoral experimentalist position, available immediately, on the subject of quantum repeater and quantum network development.

We are looking for ambitious candidates with an excellent track record and Ph.D. on a closely related topic, with a parallel interest in quantum technology commercialization. Experience with solid-state photon memories and/or repeater designs and protocols would be an asset. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal, computational, and communication skills.

This full-time position is offered for two years with a possible 1-year extension. A salary of $65K CAD p.a. plus benefits (https://www.sfu.ca/human-resources/other/research-personnel-benefit-plan.html) is available. As well as the opportunity to work in the emerging field of quantum network development with Professor S. Simmons (SFU) and in collaboration with Professor C. Simon (Calgary), the successful candidate will receive graduate training and mentorship in Science & Technology Commercialization, through SFU's Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, led by Professor E. Maine (SFU).

Applicants should send their application to s.simmons [@] sfu.ca including a cover letter, CV including a publication list, a piece of original writing such as a first-first-authorship manuscript or a thesis, and the contact details of at least two references. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Our group is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, we will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek to join our group; and treat all group members equitably. Thus, candidates that belong to underrepresented groups in Physics and Engineering are particularly welcome to apply.


Physical Review X Assistant Editor for Quantum Information

Physical Review X, a dynamic, broad-scope, and highly selective journal of the American Physical Society, seeks a very motivated physicist with independent research experience and a strong sense of professionalism to join its editorial team as an Assistant Editor.

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Editor is to select, from a large number of received papers, those that meet the journal's acceptance criteria for publication, by exercising independent professional judgment and judiciously seeking expert input through anonymous peer review. The Assistant Editor is also expected to be an engaging and effective ambassador for the journal to the physics community at large, through personal interactions with researchers at conferences and via site visits. This position can be the beginning of a very rewarding career for an individual who is passionate about physics and learning and who is keen to serve physics and the physics community in a nontraditional way.

The qualified applicant must have both a PhD in physics and postdoctoral experience in an area or a number of areas of physics. Although no area will be categorically excluded from consideration, preference will be given to those research areas that straddle different topics or subfields in physics, in particular, the currently very active field of quantum many-body physics that spans statistical physics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, and quantum information theory.

The applicant should already have a basic understanding of the research-publication process through their own publications. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. In addition, we seek the following qualities in the applicant: A keen interest in, and ability for, constantly and efficiently broadening their knowledge of physics beyond the area of their specialization; a capability to make independent and critical judgment of both research papers and expert opinions using that knowledge; analytical decisiveness in decision making; self-discipline in completing daily tasks in the absence of obvious deadlines and also in meeting set deadlines; and an ability to be a team player. Knowledge of physics beyond the applicant's area(s) of specialization, interest and skills in personal interactions with fellow physicists will be viewed as competitive assets, as will a knack for distilling technical results into an accessible message.

This full-time position is officially located at the APS editorial offices in Ridge, New York, close to Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University and 60 miles from Manhattan. Partial telecommuting could, however, be negotiated. APS offers career stability, a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. For general information about the Society and its journals, see www.aps.org; for information about Physical Review X, see http://journals.aps.org/prx/about.

Interested applicants should email edresumes@aps.org, attention Daniel Kulp, Editorial Director, and include a CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position and salary expectations as well as a sample Popular Summary for a recent physics paper (see http://journals.aps.org/prx for examples of Popular Summaries).

American Physical Society
1 Research Road
Ridge, NY 11961


Lectureship in Quantum Information Science, University College London

The Department of Computer Science and London Centre for Nanotechonolgy (LCN) at University College London are currently advertising a unique joint full-time lectureship in Quantum Information Science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop their own programme of internationally-leading research in quantum information science, complementing and/or strengthening the quantum information research within the Department of Computer Science and LCN. They will also be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and masters-level teaching in the Department of Computer Science, with a teaching load that will not exceed that of a single-department lectureship.

Key Requirements

Candidates must hold a PhD in theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, mathematics, or cognate subject. They should have a strong track record of theoretical research in quantum information science, broadly interpreted.

The deadline for applications is 6 May 2019 at 23:59. For more details, or to apply online, please click here.


Faculty Positions

Lectureship in Quantum Information Science, University College London

The Department of Computer Science and London Centre for Nanotechonolgy (LCN) at University College London are currently advertising a unique joint full-time lectureship in Quantum Information Science. The successful candidate will be expected to develop their own programme of internationally-leading research in quantum information science, complementing and/or strengthening the quantum information research within the Department of Computer Science and LCN. They will also be expected to contribute to the undergraduate and masters-level teaching in the Department of Computer Science, with a teaching load that will not exceed that of a single-department lectureship.

Key Requirements

Candidates must hold a PhD in theoretical physics, theoretical computer science, mathematics, or cognate subject. They should have a strong track record of theoretical research in quantum information science, broadly interpreted.

The deadline for applications is 6 May 2019 at 23:59. For more details, or to apply online, please click here.


Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoc position at the Centre for Quantum Computer Science, University of Latvia

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position at the Centre for Quantum Computer Science, University of Latvia, lead by prof. Andris Ambainis. The Centre is among the strongest European research groups in quantum algorithms and currently consists of 4 faculty members and 13 postdocs and graduate students.

Research interests of the Centre include quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication and nonlocality, and questions in classical computer science.

The postdoc will be a part of a new research project "Quantum algorithms: from complexity theory to experiment", including the following questions:

We are looking for candidates with an interest in one or more of these topics. Candidates can be:

The appointment would be for 2 years, with a possibility of extending it for a third year. The starting date is flexible, between September 1, 2019 and February 1, 2020.

Applicants should send their CV (including contact data of possible references) to Andris Ambainis (ambainis@lu.lv), by May 5, 2019.


Silicon Quantum Technology Postdoc Position, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver

The Silicon Quantum Technology group (http://www.sfu.ca/physics/siliconquantum/), based at Simon Fraser University (SFU) in Metro Vancouver, Canada, invites applications for a postdoctoral experimentalist position, available immediately, on the subject of quantum repeater and quantum network development.

We are looking for ambitious candidates with an excellent track record and Ph.D. on a closely related topic, with a parallel interest in quantum technology commercialization. Experience with solid-state photon memories and/or repeater designs and protocols would be an asset. Candidates must also have excellent interpersonal, computational, and communication skills.

This full-time position is offered for two years with a possible 1-year extension. A salary of $65K CAD p.a. plus benefits (https://www.sfu.ca/human-resources/other/research-personnel-benefit-plan.html) is available. As well as the opportunity to work in the emerging field of quantum network development with Professor S. Simmons (SFU) and in collaboration with Professor C. Simon (Calgary), the successful candidate will receive graduate training and mentorship in Science & Technology Commercialization, through SFU's Invention to Innovation (i2I) Program, led by Professor E. Maine (SFU).

Applicants should send their application to s.simmons [@] sfu.ca including a cover letter, CV including a publication list, a piece of original writing such as a first-first-authorship manuscript or a thesis, and the contact details of at least two references. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Our group is committed to ensuring that no individual is denied access to employment opportunities for reasons unrelated to ability or qualifications. Consistent with this principle, we will advance the interests of underrepresented members of the work force, specifically Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and women; embrace gender and sexual diversity; ensure that equal opportunity is afforded to all who seek to join our group; and treat all group members equitably. Thus, candidates that belong to underrepresented groups in Physics and Engineering are particularly welcome to apply.


Industry Positions

Physical Review X Assistant Editor for Quantum Information

Physical Review X, a dynamic, broad-scope, and highly selective journal of the American Physical Society, seeks a very motivated physicist with independent research experience and a strong sense of professionalism to join its editorial team as an Assistant Editor.

The primary responsibility of the Assistant Editor is to select, from a large number of received papers, those that meet the journal's acceptance criteria for publication, by exercising independent professional judgment and judiciously seeking expert input through anonymous peer review. The Assistant Editor is also expected to be an engaging and effective ambassador for the journal to the physics community at large, through personal interactions with researchers at conferences and via site visits. This position can be the beginning of a very rewarding career for an individual who is passionate about physics and learning and who is keen to serve physics and the physics community in a nontraditional way.

The qualified applicant must have both a PhD in physics and postdoctoral experience in an area or a number of areas of physics. Although no area will be categorically excluded from consideration, preference will be given to those research areas that straddle different topics or subfields in physics, in particular, the currently very active field of quantum many-body physics that spans statistical physics, atomic/molecular/optical physics, and quantum information theory.

The applicant should already have a basic understanding of the research-publication process through their own publications. An excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. In addition, we seek the following qualities in the applicant: A keen interest in, and ability for, constantly and efficiently broadening their knowledge of physics beyond the area of their specialization; a capability to make independent and critical judgment of both research papers and expert opinions using that knowledge; analytical decisiveness in decision making; self-discipline in completing daily tasks in the absence of obvious deadlines and also in meeting set deadlines; and an ability to be a team player. Knowledge of physics beyond the applicant's area(s) of specialization, interest and skills in personal interactions with fellow physicists will be viewed as competitive assets, as will a knack for distilling technical results into an accessible message.

This full-time position is officially located at the APS editorial offices in Ridge, New York, close to Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University and 60 miles from Manhattan. Partial telecommuting could, however, be negotiated. APS offers career stability, a competitive salary and an outstanding benefits package. For general information about the Society and its journals, see www.aps.org; for information about Physical Review X, see http://journals.aps.org/prx/about.

Interested applicants should email edresumes@aps.org, attention Daniel Kulp, Editorial Director, and include a CV and a cover letter explaining their interest in the position and salary expectations as well as a sample Popular Summary for a recent physics paper (see http://journals.aps.org/prx for examples of Popular Summaries).

American Physical Society
1 Research Road
Ridge, NY 11961


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Last update: 12 April 2019.