Joint Postdoctoral Fellowship in Quantum Information/Quantum Gravity at The University of Hong Kong and The University of Oxford

Job type: 

Application deadline: 

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Research group: 

QICI Quantum Information and Computation Initiative, Department of Computer Science, The University of Hong Kong
QIFT Quantum Information, Foundations, and Technologies

*Work at distance employment possible starting from May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, deadline rolling until the post is filled*

Applications are invited for a 2-year postdoctoral fellowship in a joint post between the Departments of Computer Science of The University of Hong Kong and the University of Oxford.

The successful candidate will be be an independent and highly motivated researcher capable of working productively with the two groups on topics at the intersection between quantum information theory, quantum gravity, and quantum field theory. Previous experience in at least one of these areas is required.

The post is co-funded by the John Templeton Foundation through the project “The Quantum Information Structure of Spacetime” (qiss.fr). The successful candidate is expected to contribute to the goals of this project, and to join the activities of the newly-established HKU-Oxford Joint Lab for Quantum Information and Computation, becoming a member of the Quantum Information and Computation Initiative led by Giulio Chiribella at HKU Computer Science, and of the Quantum Group co-led by Bob Coecke at Oxford Computer Science.

The target start date is in May 2020 or as soon as possible thereafter, although candidates will be considered also after that date until the post is filled. The successful candidate is expected to spend one year at the University of Hong Kong and one year at the University of Oxford. Given the developing situation with covid-19, we will consider remote work arrangements while travel is restricted.

Candidates are invited to send a CV and a cover letter and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to destiny.chen[at]cs.ox.ac.uk.

Applications are particularly welcome from under-represented groups in Computer Science.