Postdocs at CQuIC

The Center for Quantum Information and Control (CQuIC, https://cquic.unm.edu/ ) at the University of New Mexico invites applications for Postdoctoral Fellow positions in theoretical quantum information science. Research at CQuIC covers a range of foundational and applied investigations on topics including quantum computation, control, measurement, communication, and simulation. Located in the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico, the Center has contributed to research and education in quantum information theory for over 25 years. CQuIC is located within a new (Fall 2019), state-of-the-art research facility, the Physics and Astronomy and Interdisciplinary Science (PAIS) center.

Successful applicants will have the opportunity to pursue independent lines of research, to work with CQuIC faculty members, including experimentalists, and to interact with leading researchers at nearby Los Alamos National Laboratory, Sandia National Laboratories, and our partners at the University of Arizona.

Minimum Qualifications:
A successful applicant must have completed all requirements for a PhD in physics or a related discipline by the time of employment.

Preferred Qualifications:
1. A record of accomplishments as a theorist in some part of quantum information science;
2. Potential for research accomplishment at CQuIC;
3. Potential to contribute to center-wide research-training and professional-development activities;
4. Potential to work productively with CQuIC personnel at all levels;
5. Specific interest in CQuIC research areas;
6. A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, including experience
working with broadly diverse communities.
The initial term of appointment is two years with the possibility of extension to a third year, with a starting salary of
at least $62,000 per year plus benefits and an additional stipend for travel expenses. Albuquerque offers a rich
cultural environment in a low cost-of-living city, with beautiful weather, hiking, nearby skiing, and other many other
outdoor activities.


Applicants must apply at UNMJobs (https://hr.unm.edu/unmjobs), Posting No. Req. 10845; applicants must submit a cover letter, a CV (including list of publications), and a statement of research interests and plans. Applicants must specify the names, affiliations, and e-mail addresses of three references and ask each of their references to submit a letter of recommendation to .

Review of applications will commence on December 2, 2019, but applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CQuIC is committed to assembling a diverse work force of researchers in quantum information science. Qualified women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Faculty positions at QuICS

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS) is currently seeking outstanding quantum information researchers to join the Center faculty as QuICS Fellows. QuICS is a research partnership between the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with faculty from both institutions. Accordingly, applicants will be considered for tenure-track positions at UMD, and those who are US citizens may also be considered for permanent employment as researchers at NIST.

Located at the University of Maryland, College Park, 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 Fellows are expected to lead externally funded research groups and carry out cutting-edge research on quantum information. The QuICS Fellows work together to set the direction of the Center, including a robust visitor program, frequent conferences and workshops, Center-funded fellowships for outstanding graduate students and postdoctoral scholars, and courses on quantum information topics.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply to one or more of the relevant faculty searches at the University of Maryland, which include the following:

* Open rank faculty positions, Department of Computer Science

https://www.cs.umd.edu/job/2019/125318-open-rank

* Brin Family Endowed Professorships in Theoretical Computer Science

https://www.cs.umd.edu/job/2019/125319-professor-brin-family-foundation

Candidates should also email  indicating their interest in being considered as a possible QuICS Fellow and specifying the search(es) to which they have applied.

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.

NIST is a Federal measurement science and engineering research laboratory located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Ion Trap Postdoc at University of Illinois

The University of Illinois Quantum Information Science and Technology center (IQUIST, https://iquist.illinois.edu/) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in trapped-ion quantum computing to work on in the IQUIST Testbed Facility. This unique 2500 sf laboratory will co-locate multiple quantum technologies in order to design and build heterogeneous quantum networks and distributed processors. The Testbed Facility will enable researchers at all levels and QIS disciplines to work together on collaborative projects that advance emerging technologies—such as quantum transducers and quantum control systems—and develop novel applications, including blind computing, quantum fingerprinting, and distributed processing algorithms.

IQUIST is a cross-disciplinary center that brings together UIUC researchers from computer science, electrical and computer engineering, physics, math and material science. The center has substantial internal funds to launch the Testbed Facility with two advanced quantum platforms: trapped atomic ion quantum information processing systems and superconducting circuits. IQUIST researchers are also part of the Chicago Quantum Exchange, an expansive network quantum scientists across academia, industry and government.

The scientist in this position will have the opportunity to work in and lead a team to conceptualize, design, and execute a multi-node trapped ion quantum network. A competitive salary will be offered for an initial two-year appointment, with the possibility for conversion into a permanent staff research scientist position.

Please contact Brian DeMarco (217-244-9848, ) or Emily Edwards (217-244-3051, ) for more information.

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Postdoctoral Fellowship at Argonne National Laboratory

Maria Goeppert Mayer Fellowship in Quantum Information Science at Argonne National Laboratory: Argonne National Laboratory is offering a named fellowship in quantum information science for a recent or upcoming PhD graduate with a start date in 2020. The fellow will have an opportunity to propose a research project and collaborate with laboratory scientists. We offer a highly competitive salary with renewal up to 3 years, and opportunity to obtain additional research funding for the project. Many fellows in this program were retained and assumed leadership research positions at the laboratory.
More information about the fellowship is available at https://www.anl.gov/hr/maria-goeppert-mayer-fellowship.
The final submission deadline is October 1st, but interested candidates must contact a sponsor at the laboratory as soon as possible to discuss suitable research topics. Martin Suchara at  can answer questions about the research program in quantum information science at the laboratory and help identify a suitable sponsor. A complete application package including three letters of recommendation must be received by October 1st. U.S. citizenship is not required.

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QuICS Hartree Postdoc Fellowships

QuICS Hartree Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (QuICS, 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, 2019, 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 .

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 at Google in near-term error correction

Google AI, Quantum Team

Postdoctoral researcher in near-term quantum error correction

Venice Beach, California

Requirements:

  • PhD in a quantum computing related area (e.g. physics, chemistry, mathematics, computer science, etc.) with research experience in a quantum computing
  • Some research experience with quantum error correction and/or fault tolerance
  • Recent graduate at time of starting
  • Interest in development of applications for near-term quantum devices
  • Familiarity with Python, C, or C++

Research Description:

This is a limited term, full-time postdoctoral research appointment pursuing research aimed at increasing the potential for near-term quantum computers by reducing the impact of noise. Specifically, we will seek to improve the impact of technology from quantum error correction and fault tolerance on near-term devices.  The work includes the development of new algorithms, improvement of existing techniques with a focus on near-term implementations, and planning potential experiments on real quantum hardware to test and improve methods. You will be working closely with senior research scientist Jarrod McClean from the Google AI Quantum Team.  The team is highly collaborative and publication of novel research is both expected and encouraged.

For more information, please contact Jarrod McClean () directly.  Interested applicants are encouraged to include an updated CV.

At Google, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products and our community. Google is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. We also consider qualified applicants regardless of criminal histories, consistent with legal requirements.

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Research Associate in quantum simulation for new quantum materials at Imperial College, London

– Job description
Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within the Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group of the Department of Physics. You will work on the newly established Samsung-Imperial project “Quantum Simulation and Algorithms for New Quantum Materials”.
The duties will include identifying concrete problems, developing new algorithms and implementation schemes for quantum simulations. You will have direct access to the IBM Q quantum computer with currently up to 49 qubits. In this interdisciplinary project, you will work as part of a dedicated team of two Research Associates and four PhD students led by Professor Myungshik Kim, Professor Peter Haynes, Dr Johannes Knolle, Professor Sir Peter Knight and Dr. Florian Mintert, Professor Matthew Foulkes, and Dr Mario Berta at Imperial, and Professor Sougato Bose at UCL.

– Essential Requirements
You will have a PhD in one of the following areas:
• Theory of Quantum Many-Body Systems;
• Simulation of Quantum Materials;
• Electronic Structure Calculations; or
• Quantum Information and Quantum Algorithms.

The closing date for applications is 28 June 2019. Application is available at https://www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs/description/NAT00462/quantum-simulation-new-quantum-materials/.

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Postdoctoral position in Quantum Information Theory at the University of Sydney

We invite applications for a 3-year postdoctoral research position within the School of Physics in theoretical quantum science.  The successful applicant will establish a 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.

http://bit.ly/SydneyPostdoc2019

Application deadline:  30 June 2019 (Australian AEST timezone)

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QEC’19 Early Registration Deadline June 10

Dear colleague,
 
The 5th International Conference on Quantum Error Correction (QEC’19) will be taking place this summer at Senate House, London. It aims to bring together experts from academia and industry to discuss theoretical, experimental and technological research towards robust quantum computation. Topics will include control, error correction and fault tolerance, and their interface with physics, computer science and technology research.
 
I’m pleased to announce that the conference programme is now available to view online: https://www.iopconferences.org/iop/1264/dailyAgenda  
 
The conference is open for registration with an early registration deadline of June 10th. We will continue to accept submissions for poster presentations until the early registration deadline: http://qec19.iopconfs.org/abstracts.
 
Participants should book their conference accommodation as soon as possible. London hotels do get fully booked, and hotel prices will rise sharply close to the conference. Please see https://qec19.iopconfs.org/accommodation for accommodation advice (including rooms in university student residences).
 
Please forward this email to colleagues who might be interested in attending QEC’19. 
 
We look forward to seeing you in London in July!
 
Regards,
 
Dan Browne – Conference Chair
Earl Campbell – Conference Co-chair
 
 
Key dates
 
Early registration deadline:  10 June 2019
Registration deadline:  15 July 2019
Welcome Reception:  28 July 2019
Conference:  29 July – 2nd August 2019
 
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Quantum Physics and Logic (QPL 2019) registration now open

Registration and applications for student support for Quantum Physics
and Logic (QPL 2019) are now open.  Go to https://qpl2019.org to register.

Early bird registration fee (before May 17) is $100 and $50 for
students.  Late registration fee (after May 17) is $125 and $75 for
students.

Information about accommodation and the conference banquet will be made
available soon.  Make sure you register early to get all the updates.

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