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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Faculty position at NC State

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering is seeking to fill multiple tenure-track faculty positions beginning in August 2019. It is anticipated that hiring will be at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank, but candidates at all levels will be considered.

* The department seeks candidates in all areas of computer architecture and systems who apply their disciplines to emerging areas, including but not limited to: quantum computing (especially topics synergistic with the IBM Q Hub at NC State, ), autonomous systems, application specific computing, big data, cyberspace security, embedded systems, architectures for machine learning, and emerging computing paradigms.

* Candidates are also being sought in support of the NSF Advanced Self-powered Systems of Integrated Sensors and Technologies (ASSIST) Nanosystems Engineering Research Center ( which is focused on self-powered health and environment monitoring platforms through novel energy harvesting technologies and low power sensors, devices and circuits.

Inclusiveness and diversity are integral to NC State’s commitment to excellence in research, engagement, and education. We are particularly interested in candidates who have demonstrated experience engaging with diversity through activities such as fostering an inclusive environment, working with students from diverse backgrounds, or incorporating diverse perspectives in research. Candidates must possess a Ph.D. or equivalent in electrical or computer engineering or a related discipline at the time of appointment, and must have demonstrated the potential to build a strong research program and an excellent teaching record.

The ECE Department is one of the top 10 suppliers of ECE talent at the BS level in the US, and also ranks in the top 10 ECE Departments in total annual research expenditures (ASEE). The department is located in state-of-the-art facilities on NC State’s Centennial Campus.

The University is located in the technology-rich Research Triangle metropolitan area, and ECE faculty members collaborate routinely with local industry. The Research Triangle area is frequently recognized in nationwide surveys as one of the best places to live in the U.S. We enjoy outstanding public schools, affordable housing, and great weather, all in the proximity of the mountains and the seashore.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants will receive consideration starting November 1, 2018. Applicants should submit the following online at (reference position number 00000601): cover letter, curriculum vitae, research statement, teaching statement, and names and complete contact information of four references, including email addresses and phone numbers. Candidates can obtain information about the department and its research programs, as well as more detail about the positions advertised at Inquiries may be sent via email to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, at

AA/EOE. NC State is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and members of other underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. We welcome the opportunity to work

with candidates to identify suitable employment opportunities for spouses or partners. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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Postdocs at IBM Q Hub at NC State


We are seeking multiple post-doctoral research associates to participate in the new IBM Q Hub at NC State. This partnership between NC State, IBM, and the Hub Members is focused on growing the quantum computing ecosystem and advancing quantum computing, and will provide early access to the latest IBM Q commercial quantum computing systems.


On May 10, 2018, NC State and IBM jointly announced that NC State University had joined the IBM Q Network as the first university-based IBM Q Hub in the Americas. The Hub, led by NC State, will be structured as a hub and spoke model of engagement, and members can be from industry, academia, government, etc. Other announced IBM Q University Hubs include Keio University in Japan, University of Melbourne in Australia, and Oxford University in the UK. Over time it is envisioned that these and future hubs will share tools, lessons learned, best practices, etc., to facilitate the rapidly emerging field of quantum information science. The IBM Q Hub at NC State will commence formal operations October 1, 2018. Initially, Members will have access to IBM’s 20 qubit machines followed by a next generation 50 qubit capability anticipated in the first quarter of 2019. Early usage is anticipated to be targeted towards software tools development, algorithms and applications, and education. The focus application areas will be quantum chemistry, machine learning, and optimization/financial modeling.

Primary Duties

The primary responsibilities in support of the Hub activities will be to assist in providing on-board training as well as ongoing technical assistance pertaining to quantum computing and the IBM Q system to Hub members. In addition, it is anticipated that significant effort will be devoted to personal and collaborative research related to quantum computing, such as applications, algorithms, and contributions to open source software stacks in support of quantum computing. Successful candidates will receive affiliation in the academic department most appropriate for their backgrounds and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications

* PhD in Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Electrical and/or Computer engineering, Mathematics, or other field related to quantum computing

* PhD awarded no more than 5 years prior to the start of employment

* At least 1 year of experience directly related to quantum computing

Desired Qualifications

* Excellent oral and written communication skills

* Ability to work independently

* Strong record of peer-reviewed publications related to quantum computing

* Experience applying quantum computing to quantum chemistry, machine learning, or optimization/financial models

* Experience programming in Python To apply, please see the NC State jobs posting at

AA/EOE. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, veteran status, or disability. In addition, NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability related accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515­-3148.

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Faculty Position at Penn State

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

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Postdoc position at Penn State

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 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, 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

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
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