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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...

Zeeya Merali: on 2/4/19 at 15:22pm UTC, wrote A 2-year postdoc and a fully funded 4-year PhD-student position are...

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Zeeya Merali: on 1/18/19 at 16:54pm UTC, wrote University of Portsmouth Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation ...

June 16, 2019

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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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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 7, 2019 @ 17:27 GMT
We are advertising a postdoctoral fellowship position in observational and computational cosmology at the department of physics at Stockholm University to study cosmic large-scale structures with cosmological surveys such as LSST and other datasets.

The post holder will conduct original research in the field of dynamical structure and galaxy formation, measuring cosmological parameters and determining the nature of dark matter and dark energy with next-generation surveys.

There will also be the opportunity to collaborate with the Aquila consortium ( which aims at exploiting novel data science methods to facilitate new discoveries in the emerging field of fully nonlinear cosmic large-scale structure reconstructions.

I would be most grateful if you could draw the attention of suitable candidates to the advert:

The closing date is 15 January 2019.

Thank you in advance for your help and sorry for the spam.

Best regards,

Jens Jasche

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 7, 2019 @ 17:21 GMT
Hi all,

We’re pleased to advertise several postdoctoral positions open at Queen Mary University of London, for 2019:

2-year postdoc in probing gravity on non-linear scales (w. Dr. Tessa Baker) -

ear postdoc on HERA 21cm data analysis (w. Dr. Phil Bull) -

ear postdoc in intensity mapping with MeerKAT (w. Dr. Alkistis Pourtsidou) - [extendable to 4 years, contingent on funding] [this job has been previously advertised to this list]

All three have application deadlines on the 14th of January 2019. Please get in touch with us if you have questions or would like to know more about any of these roles; we strongly encourage people from all backgrounds to apply, particularly those who identify with under-represented groups in physics and astronomy.

Please do pass these on to anyone you think might be interested, and apologies if you've received these adverts more than once.




Dr. Tessa Baker

Royal Society University Research Fellow

Queen Mary University of London

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 7, 2019 @ 17:19 GMT
Dear all,

The Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics of the University of Oslo announces an available three-year Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in cosmology to do research in our Euclid group in connection with Euclid's Cosmological Simulations and Cosmological Theory Science Working Groups. The application deadline is the 8th of February, 2019. For further information and link to the application portal, see

I would appreciate if you could you please forward this to potentially interested candidates.

Best wishes,



vid F. Mota, Professor

Institute of Theoretical Astrophysics,

University of Oslo,

0315 Oslo, Norway

Tel: + 47 22 85 75 81 Fax: + 47 22 85 65 05

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jan. 7, 2019 @ 15:11 GMT
The Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation at the University of Portsmouth invites applicants for PhD studentships beginning in October 2019. The ICG is one of the leading groups in research on cosmology and astrophysics in the UK. We are active participants in a wide range of international collaborations, including the Dark Energy Survey (DES), the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI), the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST), the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO), the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS-IV) and the Euclid satellite.

PhD studentships will be available for potential research projects in:

Galaxy evolution

Stellar population modelling

Early universe cosmology

Testing gravity on cosmological scales

Dark energy

Large scale structure

Gravitational lensing


Gravitational waves

There is no formal closing date, but applicants are advised to submit an application as early as possible. If you are seeking a funded studentship, you should aim to submit by the end of January. Interviews for these studentships take place in February / March for entry in October. Applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Further details about the application process can be found at this link:

If you have any questions, please contact:

We welcome applications from all qualified applicants, but applications are particularly encouraged from traditionally under-represented groups in science. The University of Portsmouth holds an Athena SWAN bronze award and is an Institute of Physics Project Juno Supporter; these projects show a commitment to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender equality in science and create a better working environment for men and women.

The ICG is a member of the SouthEast Physics Network (SEPNet), a consortium of nine world-class universities in the southeast of England. Our post-graduate students have the opportunity to engage with the SEPNet Graduate Network (GRADNet). By channelling this broad research expertise into one central, combined resource, GRADNet provides a wide range of postgraduate training opportunities, including specialised schools and student-led workshops and conferences.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Aug. 8, 2016 @ 17:54 GMT
The Quantum Information, Foundations, and Technologies Group at the University of Hong Kong is now advertising two positions in Quantum Information and Foundations.

The Fellows will contribute to the projects 1) Physics of the Observer and the Bayesian Route to Quantum Theory and 2) Causality in Quantum Theory and General Probabilistic Theories.

The positions are expected to start in October 2016 and are tenable for two years.

The application deadline is August 29 2016. Late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

More information, including how to apply, can be found at the link

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jun. 23, 2016 @ 16:27 GMT
Research Associate in Cosmology

Astrophysics Group & Theoretical Physics Group, Department of Physics

Imperial College London

South Kensington Campus

Salary £33,860 - £42,830 per annum

Fixed Term: Two years with the possibility of extension, available from October 2016

We are seeking a highly motivated researcher for a two-year position available from October 2016. This position will be based within the Blackett Laboratory Astrophysics Research Group with Professor Andrew Jaffe, and the Theoretical Physics Group with Professor Carlo Contaldi. You will work on theory and data analysis for the next generation of Cosmic Microwave Background experiments.

These coming experiments are targeted at the observation of the polarization of the CMB, specifically to detect the background of gravitational waves from cosmic inflation. This requires the extraction of a very weak signal masked by experimental noise and astrophysical foreground. This project will concentrate on the analysis of CMB data in the context of both theories of cosmology and of the contaminating astrophysical foregrounds. Areas of particular interest to the group are the application of Bayesian techniques to data analysis, power spectrum estimation, and the modelling of galactic emission at CMB frequencies. The techniques and tools developed will be applied specifically to the Polarbear, Simons Array, EBEX, and SPIDER CMB experiments. You will be expected to contribute to the Department's teaching activities up to approximately half a day per week during the academic year, as appropriate.

A PhD or an equivalent level of professional qualifications and experience in physics, together with a strong background in statistics and/or astrophysics/cosmology is essential. Experience with coding, for example in astronomical data processing or cosmological simulations, is also essential as is knowledge of statistical techniques in their application to cosmology data. Experience with CMB theory and data analysis, as well as familiarity with techniques of CMB astronomy would be desirable.

You must have an enthusiastic approach to research, with strong written communication skills and the ability to write for scientific publications. Excellent verbal communication skills, the ability to deal with a wide range of people and to interact successfully with others to learn and teach new skills are essential. The ability to develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods, as well as a creative approach to problem solving, and the ability to work independently and show initiative, are essential.

For an introduction to the Groups please visit and

Imperial Managers lead by example.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £29,800 - £32,970 per annum.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are also an Athena SWAN Silver Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Two Ticks Employer and are working in partnership with GIRES to promote respect for trans people. The Department of Physics is also an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner.

Closing Date: 01 August 2016 (midnight BST)

How To Apply

Our preferred method of application is online via this website: (Please select “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2016118KL into “Keywords”). Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form, also providing a CV, list of publication, and the names of three referees prior to submitting your application.

Research application form

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact: Louise Hayward, Astrophysics

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Jun. 23, 2016 @ 16:25 GMT
The King’s College London Physics Department is looking for somebody with a PhD in Physics, preferably with expertise in some area of astrophysics, to take up a 3-year Teaching Fellowship.

This is a fixed-term position, with the responsibility of teaching undergraduates as directed, including leading on a module within the Departmental courses.

The following is a link to more information and a job pack:

Please note that the closing date is 5th July.

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 25, 2016 @ 19:04 GMT
Call for Applications:


University of Geneva

The philosophy of physics group at the Department of Philosophy in Geneva solicits applications for a two-year postdoctoral research position, starting 1 September 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter. A start after 1 September 2016 would shorten the postdoc to less than two years; an earlier start may be possible. The position is funded by the John Templeton Foundation grant 'Space and Time after Quantum Gravity'.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the project's research by pursuing their own research in the philosophy of quantum gravity and by collaborating on existing research efforts within the Geneva group led by Professor Christian Wuthrich. They will be expected to participate in weekly project meetings during term, help with the administration and organization of the group's activities, and contribute to the group's outreach efforts. The successful candidate will be invited to contribute to the project's summer school to take place in Wisconsin, 19-24 June 2016. Fluency in English is required. More information on the project and the research group is available at

Applicants with experience in either the philosophy or the foundations of quantum gravity broadly construed will be preferred, but we will also consider applicants with backgrounds in other areas of philosophy of physics, foundational research in physics, or metaphysics. All work toward the Ph.D. must be completed before the starting date. Candidates who defended their Ph.D. recently will be preferred.

The position is fixed-term for two years. The annual salary is expected to be around CHF 61,000. Research funds for travel to relevant conferences and to the group at the University of Illinois at Chicago will be provided.

Applications must contain a cover letter detailing the pertinent experience for the position, a CV, a one-page research statement describing the work to be accomplished during the postdoc including publication plans, one or two writing samples, and three letters of reference. The letters of reference must be sent under separate cover. All materials should be sent to Professor Christian Wuthrich at

Review of the files will begin on 29 February 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates files will be reviewed by qualified members of the Scientific Advisory Committee, and the best qualified candidate will be selected by Professors Huggett and Wuthrich.

The competition for this position opens on 18 January and closes on 31 March 2016.

Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are encouraged.

For more information, please contact Professor Christian Wuthrich at

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FQXi Administrator Zeeya Merali wrote on Feb. 10, 2016 @ 23:48 GMT
CERN is currently recruiting for web developers:

Website Manager

Application deadline: 24 Feb 2016

Front-end web developer

Application deadline: 01 Mar 2016

For more details please see:

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