Build an ion trap quantum computer at Duke

trapping, trapping, keep those ions trapping

Postdoc and graduate student positions available at Duke in the Brown and Kim labs to build an ion trap quantum computer as part of the STAQ project. Postdoc applicants: Send a cv to ken.brown@duke.edu .

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Wanted: open source quantum computing code

Will Zeng puts out a bounty for open source quantum computing code and is offering $2K cash grants for open source projects.  More information here.

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Professor position in Theoretical Quantum Information in Germany

Professorship available in quantum information theory at the Institute for Quantum Information, which is a joint program between Forschungszentrum Jülich and RWTH Aachen University.  The position will be centered at  Forschungszentrum Jülich.
There is no pre-set profile for this job, but it is hoped that the
successful candidate will contribute to some of the myriad strategic
directions in Quantum Technology and Quantum Computing that are of
current interest in Jülich and Aachen.

Application and more information at the link below

http://www.quantuminfo.physik.rwth-aachen.de/cms/Quantuminfo/Das-Institut/~drkm/Stellenangebote

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Associate​/​Assistant Prof​. position for QI ​at YITP, Kyoto University, Japan

Yukawa Institute for Theoretical Physics (YITP), Kyoto University, Japan
invites an application for a 5+2-years non-tenured faculty position at the associate or assistant professor level in quantum information theory or related areas in theoretical high energy physics.

Application deadline is July 17, 2018 (JST).

Applicants should submit the following documents (in English or Japanese)
(1) curriculum vitae
(2) list of publications (with asterisking five major papers)
(3) brief description of research achievements
(4) research plans
Applicants should also arrange for two letters of reference.

For details, please see
https://www.yukawa.kyoto-u.ac.jp/news/n283?lang=en-GB

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Postdoc in quantum error correction theory at Sheffield

We have reopened for applications to a theory postdoctoral position at the University of Sheffield working with Dr Earl Campbell(https://earltcampbell.com/).  The applicant should have a research interest in developing new architectures for quantum computation using topological codes (e.g. surface and colour codes) and other LDPC codes (e.g. hypergraph and homological product codes).

Topics of interest include:

– Design of new LDPC and topological error correction codes.

– Single shot error correction.

– Code-switching and gauge fixing.

– Fault-tolerant computation in QEC codes: including the study of transversal gates, lattice surgery and code deformation.

– Decoder software and numerical simulation of thresholds and resource overheads.

– The realistic implementation of QEC codes in distributed architectures.

– Magic state distillation.

The candidate should have a PhD and research experience in quantum computing theory. Prior research experience in quantum error correction is desirable but not essential.

The position is part of the QCDA consortium (http://www.qcda.eu/) and interaction with other consortium partners will be encouraged.  The consortium includes nodes in London (Browne), Paris (Leverrier & Tillich), Delft (Terhal) and Munich (König).

Closing date: 3rd July

Provisional date for interviews: 17th July

Duration: Start as soon as possible with current funding until February 2021

If you have any questions, you are welcome to contact me directly at 

Further information is available here https://bit.ly/2xPDkgj

Formal job application must be submitted by clicking “apply” on the above webpage.

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Register for Modern Topics in Quantum Information in Brazil

The registration for the event “Modern topics in quantum information” is now open. It will take place at the International Institute of Physics in Natal (Brazil) between 30.07.2018 and 17.08.2018. For more details please visit the website
In short, the first and third weeks will consist of 2 more specialized workshops with a broad conference in between covering a wide range of topics: Quantum foundations, Quantum computation and algorithms, Quantum cryptography, Quantum thermodynamics, Quantum causality, Quantum machine learning, Quantum many-body systems, Quantum information-inspired experiments, Quantum information and high-energy physics, etc.
The preliminary list of keynote speakers include:
Antonio Acin, ICFO Barcelona, Spain
Boaz Barak, Computer Science, Harvard University, USA
Caslav Brukner, IQOQI Vienna, Austria
Cecilia Lancien, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Fabio Sciarrino, Sapienza University, Italy
Fernando Brandão, Caltech, USA
Francesco Buscemi, Nagoya University, Japan
Jean B. Lasserre,LAAS-CNRS, Toulouse France, TMBI (Univ. Toulouse)
Jens Eisert, Free University of Berlin, Germany
Laura Mancinska, Copenhagen, Denmark
Luiz Davidovich, UFRJ, Brazil.
Omar Fawzi, Computer Science, École Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France
Miguel Navascues, Physics, IQOQI Vienna, Austria
Marcos Huber, IQOQI Vienna, Austria
Philip Walther, University of Vienna, Austria
We look forward to seeing you in Natal!
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Postdoc Position at the Center for Theoretical Physics in Warsaw

We are seeking a talented and motivated postdoctoral researcher to work in the field of quantum information theory in the group led by Remigiusz Augusiak. This position will be based at the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (Poland) and is funded by the Foundation for Polish Science within the First Team programme.

This is a fixed term position for one year (extendable until April 2021) to start preferably from June 2018.

Closing date: 17 May 2018. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview which will be held either at the institute or via Skype.

All the details concerning this position can be found on the Institute’s website: http://www.cft.edu.pl/files/ogloszenie-20180416.pdf

A complete application as well as any questions regarding this position should be directed to R. Augusiak, e-mail: .

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PhD positions at the Center for Theoretical Physics in Warsaw

We are seeking two talented and motivated PhD students to work in the field of quantum information theory in the group led by Remigiusz Augusiak. These positions will be based at the Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw (Poland) and are funded by the Foundation for Polish Science within the First Team programme.

These are two scholarships to start preferably from June 2018.

Closing date: 17 May 2018. Selected applicants will be invited for an interview which will be held either at the institute or via Skype.

All the details concerning these positions can be found on the Institute’s website: http://www.cft.edu.pl/files/ogloszenie-20180416b.pdf

A complete application as well as any questions regarding these positions should be directed to R. Augusiak, e-mail: .

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Postdoc in QEC at Sheffield

Postdoc Research Associate in Quantum Error Correction
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Fixed-term for 30 months with a start date of 1 August 2018 or as soon as
possible thereafter.
Grade 7, £30,688- £32,548
Closing date:11 April 2018
Note the closing date as this is the last week for applications.
Applications are invited for a Research Associate in Quantum Error Correction in the LDSD Group at Sheffield working with Dr. Earl Campbell (https://earltcampbell.com/). The post forms part the QCDA European network on Quantum Code Design and Architecture.  QCDA is funded through the QUANTERA programme running from 2018 to 2021 with nodes in Sheffield, London, Delft, Paris and Munich. Further details on QCDA can be found at www.qcda.eu.
The full job advert can be found here https://goo.gl/wYPEFW and applications must also be submitted via this link. The job reference is UOS018697.
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Postdoc in Quantum Information at Swansea University

Applications are invited for a position as a Post-Doctoral Research Officer at the Department of Physics in the College of Science at Swansea University, to develop research in the field of theoretical quantum information, under the supervision of Dr Markus Müller (http://www.markus-mueller.website).

We seek a highly motivated, skilled and independent researcher, who will join our theory group and proactively contribute to ongoing grant-funded research in the area of topological quantum computation and quantum error correction (QEC). The project is part of an international research collaboration, which in a combined effort aims at the realisation of logical qubits, which outperform their constituting physical qubits – a key achievement to be reached on the route towards large-scale fault-tolerant quantum computers. The interdisciplinary consortium is led by the experimental ion-trap at Innsbruck University, and involves experimental groups at Mainz University, ETH Zurich, Sydney University, as well as theory nodes based at Oxford and Swansea University.

The theory research will be focused on, but not limited to, the theoretical development of realistic schemes for fault-tolerant quantum information processing in scalable AMO systems. One focus will lie on numerical and analytical studies of the performance of fault-tolerant quantum processing under realistic noise and the determination of error thresholds. This includes the development and analysis of extendible QEC schemes that allow one to operate larger registers of logical qubits, the development of QEC decoders based on machine learning and other modern approaches to quantum error correction, including for variants of topological QEC codes. On the other hand, this will be accompanied by work on realistic schemes to reach this break-even point of quantum error correction in experimental systems that are developed within the collaboration and beyond.

Candidates should hold a PhD in physics or a closely related field and ideally have a strong background in one or several of the following areas: quantum information and quantum error correction, topological quantum computation, quantum many-body systems, statistical physics, quantum optics, and atomic physics. Solid programming skills and experience in numerical simulation, based e.g. on Monte-Carlo type techniques, are desirable for the project.

This fixed-term position is based on fixed-term contracts that are renewable annually, conditional on renewal of the underlying grant. The preferred start date is 1st of April 2018, but is negotiable depending on the circumstances of the successful applicant. For the complete job description and to apply please go to http://www.swansea.ac.uk/personnel/jobs/details.php? nPostingId=5911&nPostingTargetId=9828&id=QHUFK026203F3VBQB7VLO8NXD&LG=UK&mask=suext

Informal enquiries are welcome: markus.muller@swansea.ac.uk

Closing date: 21 February 2018

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