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), with the support and participation of the Research Directorate of the National Security Agency/Central Security Service. 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 key distribution, post-quantum cryptography, 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 quantum information, quantum complexity, post-quantum cryptography, quantum algorithms, quantum communication, or a related area. Applicants are encouraged to contact QuICS Fellows directly to inquire about current research interests.
The term of appointment is two years, with a competitive salary plus benefits and a small stipend for research expenses. The application deadline for full consideration is December 30, 2014, 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 to be sent to .
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, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.