PhD | PostDoc: Quantum Information Theory

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Sunday, November 15, 2020

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Theoretical Quantum Technology (Martin Kliesch)

We are looking for motivated and talented postdoctoral researchers and PhD candidates for the theoretical Quantum Technology research group of Martin Kliesch at the University of Düsseldorf, Germany.

Research topics: The successful candidates will work on topics related to quantum computation such as

  • Characterization and verification of quantum systems
    (tomography, randomized benchmarking, crosstalk,...)
  • Classical simulation of complex quantum systems
    (tensor networks, sampling in phase space, machine learning)
  • Aspects of computational complexity
  • Quantum gate synthesis and compiling
  • Quantum error correction
  • Applied mathematics
  • An experimental collaboration on an ion trap quantum computer with direct applications of the above topics

While our group is part of the physics institute, we also welcome applications from students and researchers with backgrounds in mathematics or computer science. We value creativity, mathematical rigor, and openness to interdisciplinary collaborations.

We provide a salary based on the German TV-L E13 pay scale. Appointments will be made for three years at 100% E13 for the postdoctoral researchers, and for three years at 66% (first year) and 75% (later years) E13 for PhD candidates. Being a junior research group, there is a lot of discussion time with optimal supervision for the PhD students. We also support a modern working style with the latest hardware (e.g. X1 Yoga ThinkPad + docking station with 4k monitor).

How to apply: Candidates should send a CV including a list of publications (if applicable) and certificates (with grades) and a statement of research interests to quantum@mkliesch.eu. Please also include electronic contact details of two potential referees. Review of the applications will begin on November 15, 2020 and will continue until all positions are filled.