Postdoc / Postdoctoral Researcher on the subject of the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory

This position involves research into the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory, in close cooperation with Prof. Ronald de Wolf. Specifically, the project will focus on the development of new quantum algorithms and the analysis of their complexity, development of new quantum communication protocols and the role entanglement plays in such protocols, and applications of quantum techniques to problems in classical computer science and mathematics.

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the Algorithms and Complexity research group for a talented

Postdoc / postdoctoral researcher,

on the subject of the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory.

Job description

This position involves research into the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory, in close cooperation with Prof. Ronald de Wolf. Specifically, the project will focus on the development of new quantum algorithms and the analysis of their complexity, development of new quantum communication protocols and the role entanglement plays in such protocols, and applications of quantum techniques to problems in classical computer science and mathematics.

The position is on the EU-funded QALGO project.

Requirements: 

Candidates are required to have a completed PhD in the area of computer science, mathematics, or physics. A strong track record is needed in or related to the computer-science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information theory, as exemplified by publications in conferences like STOC, FOCS, Complexity, ICALP, QIP and/or journals like Journal of the ACM, SIAM Journal on computing, Theory of Computing, Physical Review Letters, Quantum information & computation. Needed qualifications for candidates include proven research talent and good academic writing and presentation skills. Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of English.

Terms and conditions: 

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time basis, depending on relevant work experience, ranges from € 3,218 to € 4577.- The appointment will be for a period of one or two years

Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.

Application & Information: 

Applications can be sent to apply@cwi.nl. All applications should include a detailed resume and motivation letter.

For residents outside the EER-area, a Toefl English language test might be required.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact prof. Ronald de Wolf, email Ronald.de.Wolf@cwi.nl.

For more information about CWI, please visit www.cwi.nl or watch our video “A Fundamental Difference” about working at CWI.

About Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and linked to the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large.

CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam. It is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 27 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses.

Research group

Algorithms and Complexity form the theoretical basis for all information processing tasks. Whenever

information needs to be processed, one needs to develop procedures or algorithms that make efficient use of the available resources, e.g. running time, memory, communication, information, data, qubits, randomness etc.

Within this broad field the group currently focuses on three areas: 1) Quantum Computing, 2) Learning Theory, 3) Computational Biology.

Please find more information about the Algorithms and Complexity research group on our webpage.