Faculty Positions at U Penn

Penn State has a faculty opening in theoretical computer science, including quantum computing.  Apply here:

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Postdoc positions at U Penn

A postdoctoral position in quantum computing or post-quantum cryptography can be applied for here:
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Faculty Positions in Quantum Computing at U Sydney

School of Information Technology – (Multiple academic positions)

  • Multiple academic opportunities at multiple levels
  • School of Information Technologies
  • Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies

School of Information Technologies
Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies
University of Sydney
Reference No. 1933/1018C

About the opportunity
The School of Information Technologies at the University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia) is seeking applications for several academic positions at all levels. Successful applicants will have an excellent research record and be able to teach in a range of courses. The school is embarking on an exciting growth journey, adding several new positions which will complement our core areas of strength and push the frontiers to new research areas.

We are particularly interested in the following fields of computer science: Graphics, Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality, Data Science, Systems, Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Cybersecurity, and Quantum Computing. The level of appointment will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Successful applicants should expect an internationally competitive salary, a generous start-up package and a first-class research environment.

About you
You will be expected to develop an outstanding independent research program, make internationally recognised advances, engage in collaborations within and outside the University, including with industry partners, contribute to innovative curriculum development and delivery at both undergraduate and graduate levels, and contribute to the management and leadership of the School and the University.

Term and Remuneration
Successful candidates will be offered a full-time appointment. A competitive remuneration package will be negotiated dependent of level of appointment.

How to Apply
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website.

Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 1933/1018C or more information and to apply.

Applicants should include a CV, research statement, teaching statement, names and email of 3 references for junior and 6 references for senior candidates applying for Associate Professor and Professor levels.

In your cover letter please state which level / levels you would be interested in applying at, Associate Lecturer, Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor or Professor.

Closing date: 2 December 2018 – Late applications will be considered, but priority will be given to applications received before this date.

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Postdoctoral position in quantum many-body physics and quantum information at University College London

The quantum information group at University College London is currently advertising a three-year postdoctoral position associated to the EPSRC project Scrambling of Quantum Information in Many-Body Systems. Further details here. Applicants must submit a letter of presentation, CV and list of publications to this link. Deadline is 1 November. Any query to Lluis Masanes ().
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QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS, http://quics.umd.edu) is seeking exceptional candidates for the QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships in Quantum Information and Computer Science.

QuICS is a research partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Located at the University of Maryland just outside of Washington, D.C., the center advances research and education in quantum computer science and quantum information theory. Ongoing projects at QuICS include theoretical and experimental research on quantum algorithms, quantum complexity theory, quantum communication, quantum error correction and fault tolerance, quantum-enhanced metrology, quantum cryptography and quantum-secure cryptography, implementations of quantum information processing, foundations of quantum mechanics, applications of quantum information to physics, and more.

QuICS Postdoctoral Fellows are expected to work in close collaboration with one or ideally more than one Center Fellows, and will have opportunities to interact with leading computer scientists and theoretical and experimental physicists at UMD and NIST. Successful applicants may focus on any area of quantum information processing. Applicants are encouraged to contact QuICS Fellows directly to inquire about current research interests.

The term of appointment is two years with the possibility of extension for a third year, with a competitive salary plus benefits and a small stipend for research expenses. The application deadline for full consideration is December 1, 2018, but applications may be considered until the positions are filled. Applicants should submit a Curriculum Vitae including a complete publication list and a two-page Research Statement, and should arrange for three reference letters. Applications should be submitted through AcademicJobsOnline at https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/11805.

The fellowships are named in honor of Douglas Hartree, who worked at NIST in the mid 1900s and who made fundamental advances in physics and computation.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, age, national origin, political affiliation, physical or mental disability, religion, protected veteran status, genetic information, or personal appearance. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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Postdoc Position at Sandia Livermore

Job Title:  Postdoctoral Appointee – Physicist/Quantum Information Technologies
Position information:
We seek a Postdoctoral Appointee specializing in the theory of quantum computing and simulation, particularly in atomic, molecular and optical (AMO) implementations of quantum technologies. The successful candidate will be part of team developing new quantum computing and simulation protocols and algorithms. There will be opportunities to collaborate with experimentalists and theorists at Univ. of California, Berkeley as part of the project.
A background in the quantum computing and/or AMO theory is required. Previous exposure to machine learning, data science and associated fields is a significant advantage. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate technical leadership and publish outstanding new developments in peer-reviewed scientific journals. The ability to interact and collaborate with a diverse set of colleagues is a strong advantage in this position.
This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia’s discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment.
Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.
Please apply for the position at https://tinyurl.com/ybcqzwbt
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Two faculty positions available at Sydney

Lecturer in Theoretical Quantum Science

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Experimental Quantum Science

Closing date: 11:30pm, 20 September 2018

About the opportunity
Experimentalist:  We invite applications for a continuing faculty position within the School of Physics in experimental quantum science. The successful applicant will establish a new research program in experimental quantum science on topics that align with and complement the research directions currently pursued by the Quantum Science research group at Sydney. In addition, the successful applicant will conduct teaching activities and supervise postgraduate research students in physics. Applications for initial appointment at either Lecturer or Senior Lecturer will be considered.

Theorist:  We invite applications for a continuing faculty position within the School of Physics in theoretical quantum science. The successful applicant will establish a new research program in theoretical quantum science on topics that align with and complement the research directions currently pursued by the Quantum Science research group at Sydney. In addition, the successful applicant will conduct teaching activities and supervise postgraduate research students in physics.

About Quantum Science at the University of Sydney
Our quantum science research group is focussed on addressing the most challenging problems in quantum science, and on leveraging these insights to advance the development of quantum technologies.  We have world-leading expertise in the areas of quantum computing, quantum control, and the quantum-classical interface.  Our activities span theory and experiment, range from fundamental quantum information science through technology development, and incorporate atomic, optical and condensed matter systems.

Research in quantum science forms a core focus of the University of Sydney Nano Institute, a university-wide initiative to discover and harness new science at the nanoscale. Along with our central focus on world-class academic research, we have a complementary interest in engaging with key industrial partners and start-up companies. Our researchers are co-located with Microsoft Quantum Sydney, a partnership between the University and Microsoft Quantum Research to pursue quantum and cryogenic computing. In addition, Q-CTRL, a quantum-technology spinoff company funded by venture capital, has established a resident base of expertise in quantum control engineering and professional software development.

Our researchers in quantum science are active in the ARC Centre of Excellence for Engineered Quantum Systems,, and participate in several international research programs in Quantum Information Science sponsored by the US Army Research Office, IARPA, and other domestic and international activities.

The University of Sydney has established extensive infrastructure to support experimental research in quantum science. The Sydney Nanoscience Hub is a purpose-built building, with laboratories exhibiting state-of-the-art specifications for temperature stability, vibration, and electromagnetic interference mitigation. The building provides ample overhead for clean power, cooling water, and service reticulation.

The Research and Prototyping Foundry (RPF), an ISO 5 cleanroom housed in the Nanoscience Hub, offers electron beam lithography (Elionix F-125) as well as optical lithography (ASML I-line stepper) and mask production capabilities (Heidelberg). These tools are complemented by facilities for the deposition of dielectric materials and metals using ALD and UHV ebeam / sputtering deposition systems. Metrology tools include aberration-corrected TEM (FEI), FIB-SEM, AFM, and elipsometry. Co-located with the RPF is a cleanroom space dedicated to the research activities of Microsoft’s quantum and cryogenic computing effort.  Facilities in the Microsoft space include a series of foundry-scale 8-inch robotic cluster tools for the deposition and etch of a vast array of dielectrics and metals to support the scale-up of quantum computing devices. Complementing these platforms are a suite of metrology and packaging tools that establish a complete end-to-end fabrication process line for advance quantum circuits. These facilities are operated by engineers that bring decades of industry know-how to the solve problems at the cutting edge of nanofabrication.

Across the quantum science research groups, infrastructure housed in these facilities include a suite of cryostats (7 dilution refrigerators with base temperature below 10 mK), extensive electrical test and measurement equipment that spans numerous microwave and radio frequencies sources, network, spectrum, and parameter analyzers, waveform generators, and cryogenic electronics. In the Quantum Control Laboratory, which performs experiments in quantum control, quantum simulation, and quantum computation using trapped atomic ions, the team currently runs several ion traps, as well as shared infrastructure for ultra-high-stability time and frequency references distributed throughout the Sydney Nanoscience Hub.

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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


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