PhD & Postdoc | Quantum (Inspired) Computing | 3.5 years | Hamburg

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Application deadline: 

Tuesday, November 21, 2023

We are looking for motivated and talented PhD candidates and postdoctoral researchers for the Institute of Quantum Inspired and Quantum Computing headed by Martin Kliesch at the Hamburg University of Technology, Germany.

The main goal is to explore the theoretical and mathematical foundations of quantum and quantum-inspired optimization.

This goal includes:

  • Combinatorial optimization using quantum and quantum-inspired algorithms (QUBO-type problems)
  • Aspects of computational complexity
  • Interdisciplinary and application-oriented collaborations

Your profile

  • Completed scientific university studies (master's degree) in the subject areas mathematics, computer science, physics, or comparable
  • Excellent grades are expected, and prior rigorous mathematical training is required.
  • Knowledge in at least one of the topics: Stochastic processes, Markov chain Monte Carlo methods, simulated annealing, combinatorial optimization (QUBO problems), quantum computing
  • Additional knowledge within one or more of the following areas is desirable: special mathematical knowledge and skills, computational complexity theory, programming skills

We offer:

  • Full-time positions for a maximum of 3.5 years
  • A salary based on the German TV-L E13 pay scale
  • The chance to pursue research with the goal of a doctorate or a postdoctoral qualification (habilitation)
  • Excellent supervision and interdisciplinary exchange with the integration into an international research network in the quantum computing landscape.
  • The latest hardware allowing for a modern work style (e.g., ThinkPad Yoga X1 + docking station with 4k monitors)
  • For successful institute members, an extension of the initial contract is possible.

How to apply:
Via the university's online application system, see for more details.