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:

https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/555749/Research-Intern-Engineering-in-Quantum-Computing

https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/job/555750/Research-Intern-Quantum-Computing

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

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

June 10-14, 2019
Chapman University
Orange, California
USA

https://qpl2019.org
* * *
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 https://qpl2019.org

STEERING COMMITTEE

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

LOCAL ORGANIZERS

  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:

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12792

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 (https://qis.fnal.gov/). 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: http://theory.fnal.gov/.

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

https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/12815

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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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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, http://quantum.ncsu.edu ), 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 (http://assist.ncsu.edu/) 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 http://jobs.ncsu.edu (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 http://www.ece.ncsu.edu. Inquiries may be sent via email to the Faculty Search Committee Chair, at ecefacultyhire@ncsu.edu.

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.

Overview

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 https://jobs.ncsu.edu/postings/107483.

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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