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Zeeya Merali: on 6/21/19 at 16:25pm UTC, wrote The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga,...

Zeeya Merali: on 6/21/19 at 14:28pm UTC, wrote We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Security and...

Zeeya Merali: on 6/18/19 at 18:09pm UTC, wrote Dear colleagues, for our group at the University of Siegen (Germany) we ...

Zeeya Merali: on 4/18/19 at 14:39pm UTC, wrote The University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit a full-time postdoctoral...

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

Zeeya Merali: on 3/27/19 at 17:37pm UTC, wrote The School of Physics at UNSW Sydney has two openings for PhD positions in...

Zeeya Merali: on 3/4/19 at 18:07pm UTC, wrote Call for a PhD student position and a postdoctoral position at the...

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...

June 27, 2019

CATEGORY: Physics Announcements [back]
TOPIC: Job Vacancies for Physicists [refresh]
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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jun. 21, 2019 @ 16:25 GMT
The International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL) in Braga, Portugal, is opening two Staff Researcher positions to further expand the strategic growth of INL within the areas of Quantum Computation Theory and Linear-Optical Computation. The Staff Researchers will join the newly-formed Theory of Quantum and Linear-Optical Computation group at INL, led by Dr. Ernesto F. Galvão. The Staff Researchers will be responsible to secure external funding, develop research and technology activities and seek engagement with the industrial sector, as well as to deploy the research area knowledge and resources in internal and external projects. The Staff Researchers will be expected to explore synergies and collaborations also within QuantaLab, a collaborative research center established between INL and University of Minho.

The deadline for online applications is July 18th, 2019. For further information, please check the website:

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jun. 21, 2019 @ 14:28 GMT
We invite applications for a postdoctoral position at the Security and Quantum Information Group ( at Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), University of Lisbon.

The Group consists of 14 senior researcher and postdocs, and 9 graduate students.

Research interests of the Group include security, cryptography, quantum information, complexity, and formal methods. The group local collaboration includes experimental quantum optics group from IT-Aveiro and industry partners, such as Tekever.

The postdoc will be part of a research project QuantumMining, working on the following topics:

- secure multiparty computation;

- fast and practical implementations of quantum oblivious transfer;

- security analysis of quantum and classical cryptographic protocols.

We are looking for candidates with Ph.D. degrees in either physics, maths, computer science, engineering, or related areas with a strong background in one or more of the following research areas:

- quantum information

- cryptography

- quantum optics (theoretical and/or experimental)

The appointment would be for two and a half years. The starting date is flexible, from August 1, 2019.

Applicants should send their intent of interest by sending an e-mail with their CV to the group leader Paulo Mateus (

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jun. 18, 2019 @ 18:09 GMT
Dear colleagues,

for our group at the University of Siegen (Germany) we

are looking for a motivated PhD student in the field of

quantum information theory, foundations of quantum

theory, and quantum optics. The group is led by three PIs

(Otfried Gühne, Matthias Kleinmann, and Stefan

Nimmrichter) and the research topics include:

- theory of multiparticle entanglement and quantum


- temporal quantum correlations and generalized

probabilistic theories,

- thermodynamics of open quantum systems and quantum

thermal machines

Applicants are expected to have a master / diploma in

physics, experience in theoretical physics and interest

in foundational questions of quantum mechanics.

For further information, please see our web-page or

contact me directly via email. The deadline for

applications is 7th of July 2019, but later applications

may also be considered.

Otfried Guehne,

Department of Physics,

University of Siegen,

D-57068 Siegen, Germany

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Apr. 18, 2019 @ 14:39 GMT
The University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit a full-time postdoctoral researcher to work on the project "Combining Viewpoints in Quantum Theory" with Dr. Chris Heunen.

Duration: initially 1 year, with extension to 3 years

Salary: £33,199 - £39,609

Start: 1 July 2019 or soon thereafter

Deadline: 17 May 2019


Applicants must hold or be about to receive a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics, and have a strong background in one or more of the following areas:

* Quantum computing

* Category theory

* Programming languages

* Operator algebra

* Causality

The successful applicant will focus on one of two areas: optimising quantum programs by analysing unitary groups, and implementing the achieved results in software; or developing a categorical framework for spatially distributed quantum protocols, and investigating causality. This includes collaborating with project partners and members, including PhD students.

The Quantum Informatics group ( is part of the School of Informatics' Laboratory for the Foundations of Computer Science, a community of theoretical computer scientists with interests in concurrency, semantics, categories, algebra, types, logic, algorithms, complexity, quantum theory, databases and modelling.

Informal enquiries can be directed to .

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in

Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

Chris Heunen

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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 Mar. 27, 2019 @ 17:37 GMT
The School of Physics at UNSW Sydney has two openings for PhD positions in Theoretical Cosmology.

The successful PhD candidates will work under the supervision of Dr. Ema Dimastrogiovanni on topics in theoretical cosmology, including primordial gravitational waves, inflation, reheating and cosmic microwave background physics.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and a curriculum vitae, and arrange for two letters of recommendation to be sent to the same email address. Applicants must also provide evidence of English ability that meets the UNSW English language requirements (see

The internal selection deadline for application and recommendation letters is April 22.

Email for applications, letters and further info:

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Mar. 4, 2019 @ 18:07 GMT
Call for a PhD student position and a postdoctoral position at the International Centre for Theory of quantum Technologies (ICTQT), University of Gdansk, Poland.

We are offering a four-year PhD studentship and a three-year postdoctoral position to motivated and qualified students and researchers in the fields of quantum foundations and quantum information.

The ideal starting date is Oct. 1, 2019 for the PhD call, and Sep. 1, 2019 for he postdoctoral call, but it may be negotiable.

The researchers will work at the Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies group lead by Ana Belén Sainz, on mathematical and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum computation and quantum information.

The deadline for applications is March 31, 2019.

Applications may me submitted online at:

- PhD student:

- Post-doctoral Researcher:

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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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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 4, 2019 @ 15:22 GMT
A 2-year postdoc and a fully funded 4-year PhD-student position are available in the „Young Independent Researcher Group“ lead by Dr. Yelena Guryanova, Dr. Ämin Baumeler, and Dr. Costantino Budroni. This group is inter-institutional; it is affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information (IQOQI), Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, as well as with the Department of Physics, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria.

The research performed will be on the project „Emergence of Causal Order in Quantum Theory and Beyond“. The project deals with causality in the interplay between theoretical physics and theoretical computer science (see

We are looking for a student and a postdoc with a background in Physics, Computer Science, or Mathematics, with interests in

- Foundations of Quantum Mechanics

- Quantum Information

- Theoretical Computer Science

We expect the positions to start in March 2019.

The salaries are according to the FWF standards:

o apply please send your CV and a 1-page motivation letter to any one of:

Yelena Guryanova:

Ämin Baumeler:

Costantino Budroni:

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 18, 2019 @ 16:54 GMT
University of Portsmouth

Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Employment type: Fixed-term (3 years)

Employment basis: Full time

Salary: £34,520 to £37,706

Position number: ZZ005075

Closing date: 11th February 2019

Start date: 1st September 2019

Interview dates will be: 14th – 15th February 2019

The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation (ICG) intends to appoint a postdoctoral researcher in cosmology. The researcher will work on a project “Cosmological Tests of Gravity” funded by the European Research Council as well as a project “Testing Gravity with Non-linear Structure” funded by the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC),

A PhD degree and relevant research experience are required. The post is for three years, starting on 1st September 2019.

The ICG consists of 12 academic staff, 19 postdoctoral researchers and over 20 PhD students, and has an active international visitors programme. Portsmouth is a member of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and Dark Energy Survey, and recently the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) with involvement in the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) and other major international collaborations, including LIGO, ESA’s Euclid satellite mission and the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The University of Portsmouth is a member of the South-East Physics Network (SEPnet) and hosts the 3704-core SCIAMA supercomputer. More information is available at

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth and the ICG hold Athena SWAN bronze awards which show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote diversity and equality and create a better working environment for women and men.

Applications (application form, CV, publication list and research proposal for the fellowship) should be submitted via the online application system by the closing date. Applicants should also arrange for up to three reference letters to be sent by email to, to arrive by the same date.

To find out more about the University of Portsmouth and this role, visit and apply on-line.

All applications for this position will be processed and conducted in compliance with UK legislation relevant at that time.

Informal enquiries are welcomed by Prof. Kazuya Koyama, email

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 18, 2019 @ 16:34 GMT
Associate Professor of Computer Science (Quantum Computing)

Department of Computer Science, Parks Road, Oxford

Salary on a scale from: £47,263 p.a. (plus additional benefits)

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Professor (or Professor) of Quantum Computing to be held in the Department of Computer Science, to be appointed as soon as possible. The successful candidate will also be appointed as a Fellow of St Hilda’s College, and will be a member of both the University and the college community. This is a lively and intellectually stimulating research community with access to the excellent research facilities which Oxford offers. You will have a role to play in the running of the College as a member of the Governing Body and a trustee of the College as a charity.

The Department of Computer Science is a vibrant and growing academic department, which has a research profile across the entire spectrum of contemporary computing. You will be expected to engage in independent and original research, to secure funding and engage in the management of research projects and disseminate research of the highest international standard through publications, conferences and seminars. You will also contribute to teaching on the Department’s highly successful undergraduate and graduate programmes.

You will hold a doctorate in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or closely-related discipline, have the ability to teach across a range of Computer Science subjects in general and Quantum Computing in particular, the ability to attract research funding and develop an independent programme of research, have a proven research record of high quality at international level related to Quantum Computing, and experience of research collaborations at both national and international level. The successful applicant will be able to relate their work to the existing quantum research within the department, and will engage with some of its wide spectrum of existing activities.

The salary for this position is offered on a scale from £47,263 per annum, plus additional benefits including a pensionable academic allowance of £732 per annum. An allowance of £2,754 p.a. would be payable upon award of Full Professor title.

Our staff and students come from all over the world and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diversity groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies, such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. We are committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 13 February 2019. Interviews are expected to be held on 3 April 2019.

Please direct enquiries to the Recruitment Team at

For a full description, and online application form, please see:

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 11, 2019 @ 17:51 GMT
the University of Vienna has advertised a

full professor position in the field of "Quantum algorithms"

This will be a joint position between the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty

of Mathematics. The job announcement is available online at


with an extended application deadline of February 7, 2019.

The University of Vienna actively searches for possible candidates.

We would appreciate if you could disseminate the job announcement to

potential candidates that you are aware of. We would like to invite all

interested scientists to apply.

A significant increase in funding enables the University of Vienna to invest

in new professorships and infrastructure in the coming years. The University

of Vienna offers a dynamic research environment and attractive working

conditions in a city with an outstanding quality of life. We expect the

position holder to conduct top level research, to create an internationally

visible group, and to be enthusiastic for excellent teaching and supervision

at all levels.

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