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. Specifically, the project will focus on one or more of the following topics: quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum machine learning, quantum communication, quantum cryptography. Depending on the most suitable topic, the research will be in collaboration with one or more of the following researchers: Jop Briët, Harry Buhrman, Peter Grünwald, Stacey Jeffery, Maris Ozols, Christian Schaffner, Michael Walter, and Ronald de Wolf. The position is on the NWO-funded QuantERA project QuantAlgo, for one or two years, and can start at any time after 1 August 2018.

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. Specifically, the project will focus on one or more of the following topics: quantum algorithms and complexity, quantum machine learning, quantum communication, quantum cryptography.

Depending on the most suitable topic, the research will be in collaboration with one or more of the following researchers: Jop Briët, Harry Buhrman, Peter Grünwald, Stacey Jeffery, Maris Ozols, Christian Schaffner, Michael Walter, and Ronald de Wolf. The position is on the NWO-funded QuantERA project QuantAlgo, for one or two years, and can start at any time after 1 August 2018.

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. 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 € 3,409 to € 4,848. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%.

 

Please visit our website for more information: www.cwi.nl/terms-of-employment

 

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

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

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

 

About Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is part of the Institutes Organisation of 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 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.

CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam that is presently developing into a major location of research in the natural sciences in The Netherlands, housing the sciences of the University of Amsterdam and of the Vrije Universiteit as well as several other national research institutes next to CWI.

 

Research group

Our research group is part of QuSoft. For more information about the group see our webpage.