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Nina suia: on 8/30/19 at 10:20am UTC, wrote I am a post graduate and want to do Ph.D in ethical hacking. I need a good...

Zeeya Merali: on 8/29/19 at 17:22pm UTC, wrote The Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University is offering a 2-year...

Zeeya Merali: on 8/19/19 at 14:34pm UTC, wrote Call for Applications: Postdoc position in philosophy of physics /...

Zeeya Merali: on 8/19/19 at 14:31pm UTC, wrote Position Open : Research Software Developer. Where : Cambridge, UK As...

Zeeya Merali: on 4/18/19 at 14:36pm UTC, wrote Fully Funded PhD Studentships === PhD positions open on Noise-resilient...

Zeeya Merali: on 2/25/19 at 19:21pm UTC, wrote A PhD position on the modeling of two qubit gates on silicon is open at the...

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October 14, 2019

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TOPIC: Job Vacancies for Physicists [refresh]
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Nina kiara suia wrote on Aug. 30, 2019 @ 10:20 GMT
I am a post graduate and want to do Ph.D in ethical hacking. I need a good institution to learn ethical whatsapp hacking. Can you please help me.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Aug. 29, 2019 @ 17:22 GMT
The Centre for Quantum Dynamics at Griffith University is offering a 2-year Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in quantum foundations. The Research Fellow will be funded by, and expected to contribute to, two externally-funded research projects led by Dr Eric Cavalcanti: Australian Research Council Future Fellowship “Fine-tuning the quantum: foundations and applications of quantum causality” and Foundational Questions Institute Large Grant “Causal reasoning in quantum agents”.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Philosophy, or related fields, and may contribute to these projects through conceptual, analytical or numerical work, depending on the applicant’s background and interests. The position is also required to undertake higher degree research supervision.

This is a fixed term (2 years), full-time position based at the Gold Coast campus. The successful candidate will be appointed at either Grade 1 or 2 depending on experience, skills and qualifications.

Salary range

Grade 1: $73,791 – $86,579 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $86,336 – $101,299 per annum.

Grade 2: $94,361 – $112,057 per annum. Salary package including 17% employer superannuation contribution: $110,403 – $131,108 per annum.

Further information

For further information about this role and the research projects involved, please contact Dr Eric Cavalcanti:

Closing date: Monday, 30 September 2019 at 5 pm AEST. All applications must be submitted online.

How to apply

For further details, please follow the link:

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Aug. 19, 2019 @ 14:34 GMT
Call for Applications:

Postdoc position in philosophy of physics / metaphysics of science

University Grenoble Alpes

The Chair of Excellence in Philosophy of Quantum Physics in Grenoble solicits applications for a 1-year postdoc position attached to the Chair within the interdisciplinary project ‘The entanglement of physics and philosophy’ starting 1 January 2020 (please see below for more information on the project). The Chair is part of the Cross Disciplinary Program 'Quantum Engineering Grenoble' (QuEnG), which aims to foster a pluridisciplinary environment for quantum technologies in Grenoble.

The successful applicant will conduct her or his research in relation to the project under the supervision of Vincent Lam (Chair holder) and Cyril Branciard (Institut Néel UGA), in close collaboration with the PhD student at the Chair and the physicists of the Quantum Foundations Group in the Institut Néel. She or he will be part of the QuEnG Junior Board, and expected to actively participate to the events organized by the Chair and the QuEnG collaboration.

Applicants with relevant background in philosophy of physics and/or metaphysics of science and/or quantum foundations will be preferred. The PhD must be in hand at the start of the position. Some funding for travel to relevant conferences is available.

Applicants should send a cover letter, a CV and a one-page research statement describing the main lines of the research to be pursued within the project. The applications as well as 2 reference letters should be sent to Vincent Lam ( and Cyril Branciard ( (the reference letters should be directly sent by the persons writing the letters). Review of the applications will start on 15 October 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

Applications from women and underrepresented groups are explicitly encouraged.


The entanglement of physics and philosophy

This research project aims to articulate the interplay between fundamental physics and metaphysics in the context of the foundations of quantum theory, with a strong focus on quantum entanglement and its relationship to spacetime and causal structures. We will investigate the fundamental features (structures) of the world---in particular regarding its spatio-temporal and causal aspects---quantum entanglement is pointing at, across the main realist quantum ontologies and across the main quantum theoretical frameworks, from non-relativistic quantum mechanics to quantum field theory on curved spacetimes and various approaches to quantum gravity. The goal is to develop a global perspective on quantum entanglement, taking into account hints from various (quantum) theoretical frameworks. We will pay particular attention to the suggestions about the quantum entanglement structure being ontologically on a par or even more fundamental than the spacetime structure. Accordingly, we will specifically investigate from a global conceptual perspective recent work in quantum foundations on indefinite causal/temporal order (where quantum correlations violate some causal inequalities) and in quantum gravity (in particular loop quantum gravity) on the status and role of quantum entanglement beyond the (classical) spacetime structure.

These investigations aim to provide a much needed concrete case study for the interplay between physics and metaphysics, highlighting how genuine---somehow ‘symmetric’ or ‘balanced’---interactions between the two may be fruitful both for our metaphysical conceptions of the physical world as well as for physical theorizing itself.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Aug. 19, 2019 @ 14:31 GMT
Position Open : Research Software Developer.

Where : Cambridge, UK

As part of a Knowledge Transfer Partnership, Strathclyde University and Cambridge Quantum Computing Ltd (CQC) are looking for a researcher / software developer to design and implement a new programming language for near term quantum computers. The project will be supervised by Conor McBride and Ross Duncan. Knowledge of linear dependent types would be very useful, as would some familiarity with quantum computing.

This is a 2-year, full-time position, based in the offices of CQC in Cambridge. The full details are here :

If you are interested please contact either or for more information.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Apr. 18, 2019 @ 14:36 GMT
Fully Funded PhD Studentships


PhD positions open on Noise-resilient quantum algorithms and software for quantum computers

Two joint PhD studentships at the National Physical Laboratory (NPL,, the University of Strathclyde (, and Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC, are available starting September 2019, and are open to applicants from the European Union. Within the projects a theoretical model to estimate the fundamental uncertainty of quantum algorithms will be established, and used to develop quantum software that

minimises errors on existing quantum computers. The methods will be included in the quantum software compilers developed at CQC, and will provide theoretical guidance for the experimental qubit measurements at NPL. The studentship will cover tuition fees and provides an enhanced stipend for a period of 4 years. The students will be based mainly in the Quantum Science Department at the Teddington NPL site in Greater London, and will have the opportunity of internships with a number of industrial partners.

Description of the project

Quantum computers are now a reality and have immense potential to solve problems of relevance for wide ranges of industrial applications. However, the results are inherently probabilistic and therefore have associated uncertainty and errors. Since quantum computers will allow to simulate systems not accessible on conventional computers, it is infeasible to verify these errors by

simulations on conventional computers. The objectives of this project therefore are to first quantify the uncertainty based on the measurable error parameters of the quantum device, and then to use this theoretical framework to develop noise-resilient quantum algorithms. To this aim Bayesian hierarchical models for uncertainty quantification will be developed for quantum algorithm verification, and applied to quantum computing software in the fields of chemistry simulations, condensed matter physics, and machine learning, areas where quantum computers are expected to bring the largest impact in the near and medium term.

Essential/Desirable Criteria

The successful candidate should have an undergraduate degree in Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or a related area. A strong education in quantum mechanics and machine learning is an advantage as will be excellent computer programming skills.

How to apply?

Enquiries and applications should be made by email to Dr Ivan Rungger ( and Dr Ross Duncan ( To apply please attach the following to the email: a motivation letter, a list of lectures followed with the corresponding evaluations, and your CV, including names and contact information of two referees.

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL, is located south-west of London and is a purpose-built research institute, located in beautiful surroundings on the edge of Bushy Park. NPL is the UK’s National Measurement Institute providing high precision measurements and reference

standards to academic research and industry. Its research sits at the intersection between scientific discovery and industrial application.

The University of Strathclyde (, located in Glasgow city centre, is a multiaward-winning UK university and is home to over 22000 students from 100 countries. For more than 200 years Strathclyde has been delivering academic excellence through world-class research and teaching, providing students with flexible, innovative learning in preparation for their chosen career path. Strathclyde received a five-star rating in a QS audit of universities’ key performance areas.

Established in 2014, Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC, is a world leading independent quantum computing company that builds tools for the commercialisation of quantum technologies and provides quantum solutions to the widest variety of corporate and government users. CQC combines expertise in Quantum Information Processing, Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Chemistry, Optimisation as well as a globally leading position in quantum technologies for encryption purposes. CQC’s t|ket> is the world’s leading platform agnostic full quantum software stack.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 25, 2019 @ 19:21 GMT
A PhD position on the modeling of two qubit gates on silicon is open at the Institute for Nanosciences and Cryogenics (INAC) of the CEA, Grenoble, France. The PhD is expected to start late summer/autumn 2019 and lasts three years. Details can be found at :

The candidates must have a Master in quantum or solid-state physics. They shall send a CV, a letter of motivation and two contacts for references to Yann-Michel Niquet (

With best regards,

Yann-Michel Niquet.

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