QI Positions, Postdocs, Oh My

Well, someday this blog will turn back into a blog where I complain about the awful state of quantum computing (haha), cus you know I’m all about the negative stuff, but in the mean time here are new job postings. First up is a school that was crazy enough to admit me as an undergrad (legacy admit), Caltech:

INSTITUTE FOR QUANTUM INFORMATION
CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Postdoctoral Research Positions

The Institute for Quantum Information at the California Institute of
Technology will have postdoctoral scholar positions available beginning
in September 2011. Researchers interested in all aspects of quantum
information science are invited to apply. The appointment is contingent
upon completion of a Ph.D.

Please apply on-line at http://www.iqi.caltech.edu/postdoc_opening.html.
Electronic copies of your curriculum vitae, publication list, statement
of research interests, and three letters of recommendation are required.
The deadline for receipt of all application materials is December 1,
2010.

The California Institute of Technology is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, Minorities, Veterans and
Disabled Persons are encouraged to apply.

Great postdocs if you get them, I mean you can even use them to work on crazy things like time travel. Okay, maybe I blew the limit on that topic, but maybe you could do a postdoc at the IQI and figure out how to use the black hole information paradox to solve problems in PSPACE.

Next up is a job in beautiful Malibu, California. Need I say more?! The job was sent to me by Jim Harrington, who can be reached for information at the job at his email address jim.harrington[this-is-an-at-sign]gmail.com The posting is at this link:

RESEARCH STAFF – Quantum Information Science
Job Type: Full-Time
Location: Malibu, CA
Post Date: 10/12/2010

Job Description:
EDUCATION DESIRED:
Ph.D. in Physics, Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Electrical Engineering

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Analyze and design algorithms, protocols, architectures, and fault tolerance techniques for quantum information science applications. Present ideas and results in effective technical presentations, write technical papers, reports and proposals. Work effectively in a collaborative environment.

EXPERIENCE DESIRED:
Demonstrated research experience in quantum information science, the development and analysis of fault-tolerant quantum and classical error correction codes, and design and analysis of classical and quantum algorithms.

KNOWLEDGE DESIRED:
In depth understanding of multiple areas of quantum information science. Coursework or experience in theoretical computer science. Analysis and/or development of efficient approximation algorithms. Knowledge of discrete mathematics, numerical analysis and scientific computing techniques.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL/MENTAL REQUIREMENTS:
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, excellent problem solving skills, ability to work in team environment and to sit for long periods of time at a computer monitor, Ability to travel.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license, special tools or restrictions): U.S. citizenship. Ability to obtain Interim and/or Final Clearances (Post Start); Active DoD Security Clearance is a plus.

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

Also postdocs at the IQC in Waterloo that I don’t think I’ve posted:

We are pleased to announce that a number of openings for Postdoctoral Fellowships are available at the Institute for Quantum Computing (www.iqc.ca), a leading-edge research centre at the University of Waterloo, Canada.

Please share the information below with students or postdocs interested in pursuing theoretical or experimental research in quantum information.

Positions Available

IQC Postdoctoral Fellowships:
Successful applicants will join a world-leading team of 17 faculty members and approximately 100 students and postdocs pursuing all aspects of quantum information research, from fundamental theory to implementations. We seek exceptional candidates to help advance understanding of the foundations of quantum information, to develop new quantum applications and algorithms, to implement these ideas in laboratory experiments and engineered systems, and to transfer this knowledge to industry. IQC faculty and students span academic disciplines including Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Combinatorics and Optimization, Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, and Physics and Astronomy.

Candidates must have a PhD and proven research abilities, or strong potential for excellence in research. Interested researchers can learn more about these positions and apply online here: http://new.iqc.ca/welcome/positions.

New — Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships:
In addition to IQC’s regular Postdoctoral Fellow positions, we are also seeking applicants for the prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships Program, recently created by the Canadian government, which provides $70,000 per year for two years. To indicate an interest in pursuing a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship at IQC, please contact us no later than Oct. 15, 2010 by submitting an online pre-application here: https://service.iqc.ca/applications/positions/postdoctoral-fellowships/

Deadlines
Applications received by November 15, 2010, will be given priority.
Note: Applicants interested in the Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship should contact IQC immediately, given its earlier deadline.

For more information, please contact Wendy Reibel at wendy.reibel [here is an at sign] uwaterloo.ca

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One Response to QI Positions, Postdocs, Oh My

  1. Kea says:

    Oh, Caltech, nice! Application ready, set go in correct format … done … I’m very fast at this now.

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