Faculty Position in Theoretical Quantum Information and Computing at the Ecole polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne

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Application deadline: 

Monday, November 23, 2020

The School of Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics) seeks to appoint a Professor in Theoretical Quantum Information and Computing. The search is open rank and a strong link with the School of Computer and Communication Sciences is desired.

We primarily target scientific excellence by searching broadly in this area. Preference will be given to applicants who can produce innovative ideas in the area of quantum computing and quantum algorithms, in particular by developing ground breaking solutions in the fields of simulation and optimization on noisy quantum hardware, quantum inspired classical algorithms, quantum data science and quantum machine learning.

Candidates should have an excellent record of scientific accomplishments. In addition, commitment to teaching at the undergraduate, master and doctoral levels is expected. Proficiency in French is not required, but a willingness to learn the language is appreciated.

EPFL, with its main campus located in Lausanne, Switzerland, on the shores of Lake Geneva, is a dynamically growing and well-funded institution fostering excellence and diversity. It has a highly international campus with world-class infrastructure, including high performance computing.

EPFL covers the entire spectrum of science and engineering, offering a fertile environment for research and cooperation between different disciplines. The EPFL environment is multi-lingual and multi-cultural, with English serving as a common interface.

Applications should include a cover letter, a CV with a list of publications, a concise statement of research (3 pages) and teaching interests (1 page), and the contact information of at least three references for a junior position or five references for a senior position.

Applications should be uploaded in PDF form by November 23rd, 2020 to


Enquiries may be addressed to:

Prof. Harald Brune
Chair of the Search Committee
E-mail: iPhysDirector@epfl.ch

For additional information, please consult https://iphys.epfl.ch, https://sb.epfl.ch

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.