STAQ Quantum Ideas Summer School


Quantum Ideas Summer School

June 17-21 at Duke University

Confirmed Speakers: Hanhee Paik (IBM), Akimasa Miyake (UNM), Fred Chong (Chicago), Iman Marvian (Duke), Jungsang Kim (Duke), and Ken Brown (Duke)

Registration is open now and closes March 15.

STAQ Summer School Flyer

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Postdocs and summer jobs at Argonne

The quantum computing group at Argonne National Laboratory is looking for postdoctoral scholars and summer students to perform research in quantum computing. Research topics of interest include quantum networking, quantum algorithms, quantum distributed systems, quantum error correction, and simulations of quantum networks.
Interested candidates should send their CV to the project lead Martin Suchara at . Candidates for postdoctoral positions can also apply directly at for a position with requisition number 405345. The postdoctoral position advertisement is attached.
The quantum computing group at Argonne National Laboratory is part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, a research hub that is building a 30-mile quantum teleportation network. Our group members have the opportunity to collaborate with leading experts across the laboratory divisions and at partner institutions. We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package, relocation, and assistance with visa processing for international candidates.
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Internship at Microsoft Quantum

We are looking for exceptional people!  Please pass the following information to potential candidates.

Microsoft Quantum – Redmond (QuArC) in Microsoft Quantum is looking for exceptional internship candidates.  Positions are available beginning in the spring/summer/fall of 2019. We are seeking candidates with a strong background in areas such as physics device modeling, quantum algorithm design, quantum circuit design, quantum error correction, and machine learning and optimization (classical and/or quantum).

Internship Application deadline: January 31, 2019

Do you want to be part of the next revolution in computing? Put curiosity and theory into practice and join our vibrant Microsoft Quantum team as an intern! During the 12-week internship, you will work alongside some of the world’s best researchers and software developers. You will learn new skills, make exciting discoveries, and will have opportunities to network and make connections for life.


We are looking for exceptional candidates for internships in research and engineering to work on areas such as quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, optimization, tools development, programming, and more. Positions are available beginning in spring/summer/fall of 2019.


Visit the following links to apply today:

Application materials should include:

  • Current CV
  • Letters of reference. (A minimum of 2 references required)
  • Brief statement of research interests and expertise

Microsoft is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) and strongly supports diversity in the workforce.

Direct questions to mmostad  AT microsoft DOT com

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Associate Professor Position at YITP, Kyoto University

An associate professor/junior associate professor position at Yukawa  Institute for Theoretical Physics, Kyoto University, Japan.

For details, please contact

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QPL 2019

16th International Conference on
Quantum Physics and Logic
(QPL 2019)

June 10-14, 2019
Chapman University
Orange, California
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The 16th International Conference on Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2019) will take place at 
Chapman University June 10-14, 2019. The conference brings together researchers working on 
mathematical foundations of quantum physics, quantum computing, and related areas, with a 
focus on structural perspectives and the use of logical tools, ordered algebraic and 
category-theoretic structures, formal languages, semantical methods, and other computer 
science techniques applied to the study of physical behaviour in general. Work that applies
structures and methods inspired by quantum theory to other fields (including computer science)
is also welcome.

A call for papers and registration details will follow in a few weeks and will also be posted 
on the conference website at


  Bob Coecke (University of Oxford)
  Prakash Panangaden (McGill University)
  Peter Selinger  (Dalhousie University)


  Matthew Leifer  (Chapman University)
  Lorenzo Catani  (Chapman University)
  Justin Dressel  (Chapman University)
  Drew Moshier    (Chapman University)

For further information, please contact .

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Postdoc position at Argonne National Lab

See attached pdf PostdocPositions-Argonne

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Assoc. Scientist and Postdoc positions at Femilab

The Theoretical Physics Department at Fermilab is seeking candidates for one Associate Scientist position in the area of theoretical quantum information science (QIS), working at its interface with fundamental physics and quantum field theory. This position is for a five-year term, starting in 2019. It is equivalent to a tenure-track faculty position at a university having the possibility of leading to an appointment without time limit.  An appointment at the level of Scientist or Senior Scientist, equivalent to a tenured Associate Professor or Full Professor at a university, is open for consideration depending on the candidate’s expertise. We are seeking a candidate with a doctorate in theoretical physics who has demonstrated exceptional creativity and a high level of competence in his/her research. The job listing is here:

QIS is a growing research direction for the Fermilab theoretical physics department, which has an existing strong research program in Lattice QCD, Perturbative QCD, Neutrino Physics, Dark Matter and physics beyond the standard model. The Theory QIS initiative at Fermilab is part of a new collaboration with the Institute for Quantum Information and Matter at Caltech and the Institute for Nuclear Theory at the University of Washington. Topics of interest include:

* Quantum simulation of quantum field theories describing strongly coupled systems.

* Tensor networks, their utility for simulation and their connections to quantum gravity.

* Quantum algorithms for traditional HEP computational problems.

* Applying quantum technologies and quantum sensors to probe fundamental physics.

The successful candidate will play a central role in the newly launched Fermilab Quantum Science Program ( This program includes a variety of experimental and theoretical research directions carried out in synergy with academic and industry partners. In addition to activities in the Theoretical Physics Department, examples of synergistic activities include SRF cavities for quantum computing, quantum teleportation experiments, the use of qubits as quantum sensors for dark matter searches, as well as connections between Fermilab’s Scientific computing division and quantum computing industry partners.

Current members of the Theoretical Physics Department are William Bardeen, John Campbell, Marcela Carena, Bogdan Dobrescu, Estia Eichten, Patrick Fox, Walter Giele, Roni Harnik, Christopher Hill, Andreas Kronfeld, Paul Mackenzie, Pedro Machado, Stephen Parke, Chris Quigg and Ruth Van de Water. Further details about the Theory Department are posted at:

There is also an opening for a postdoc in QIS at Fermilab. See:

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Faculty Positions at QuICS UMD

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PhD Positions in Quantum Information at Duke

Duke University invites applications for multiple PhD positions in Quantum Information Science.  Quantum information research at Duke includes Ion-trap quantum computing, Quantum error correction and fault tolerance, Quantum Shannon theory and communication, Quantum resource theories, Quantum thermodynamics, Quantum algorithms, Quantum metrology, Quantum simulations and many-body dynamics.

Faculty members at Duke, who are actively working in these areas include:

Interested applicants with strong backgrounds in physics, mathematics, or computer science are encouraged to apply. Students can be admitted through different departments (ECE, Physics, Math).

Applications must be submitted here, through Duke graduate school. Applications submitted by December 1st, 2018,  are guaranteed review. Applications submitted after this date will be reviewed based upon availability of space and funding.

Also, interested applicants are strongly encouraged to directly contact with Kenneth Brown (), Jungsang Kim (), or Iman Marvian ().

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Postdocs at Georgetown and NC State

Immediate openings are available for two postdoctoral fellowships in quantum information science, focused on problems relevant to condensed matter physics. One position will be at North Carolina State and focus on simulations of frustrated magnetism, the other will be at Georgetown University and will focus on simulating driven-dissipative systems. In both cases, our goal is to run prototype algorithms on currently available hardware. Experience in computation, many-body physics, and quantum computing is preferred. This position is funded by the new DOE initiative in quantum information science.
If you are interested, please contact – Jim Freericks or Lex Kemper directly.
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