PostDoc (f/m/d)

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Application deadline: 

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Paderborn University is a high-performance and internationally oriented university with approximately 18,000 students. Within interdisciplinary teams, we undertake forward-looking research, design innovative teaching concepts and actively transfer knowledge into society. As an important research and cooperation partner, the university also shapes regional development strategies. We offer our around 2,600 employees in research, teaching, technology and administration a lively, family-friendly, equal opportunity environment, a lean management structure and diverse opportunities.

Join us to invent future!

With the Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS), Paderborn University wants to establish an international research centre in the field of photonic quantum technologies. The aim is to develop new technologies for photon-based quantum applications as well as new theoretical and experimental concepts and research approaches. Ultimately, the focus is on understanding and controlling photonic quantum simulators and quantum computers.

Postdoc (f/m/d)
(salary is according to E13 TV-L)

A position with 100 % of the regular working hours is available as of the next possible date. The employment is initially limited to three years and is based on the legal regulations of the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetzes (WissZeitVG).

Your duties and responsibilities:

• Establishment and expansion of an infrastructure for the integration of quantum computing in high-performance computing.
• Interface of PhoQS to the Paderborn Center for Parallel Computing (PC2) of the Paderborn University
• Supporting users, especially in the natural sciences, in the development and implementation of quantum algorithms
• Optimisation of quantum software platforms for photonic and gate-based quantum computing such as Strawberry Fields, Parceval or Qiskit in collaboration with HPC experts of the PC2
• Organisation and delivery of tutorials and workshops on the use of quantum software platforms (basic to advanced)
• Leading a team for the technical integration of quantum computing and high-performance computing

Hiring requirements:

• Completed PhD in computer science, mathematics or physics or comparable qualification
• Solid understanding of many-body quantum mechanics
• Practical experience in high-performance computing and/or in the use of quantum software platforms
• High motivation and willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation between computer science and physics
• Good knowledge of German and English, both written and spoken
• Friendliness, flexibility, ability to work in a team, initiative and willingness to work independently

Since Paderborn University seeks to increase the number of female scientists, applications of female are especially welcome. In case of equal qualification and scientific achievements, they will receive preferential treatment according to the North Rhine-Westphalian Equal Opportunities Policy (LGG), unless there are cogent reasons to give preference to another applicant. Part-time employment is generally possible. Likewise, applications of disabled people with appropriate qualification are explicitly requested. This also applies to people with equal status according to the German social law SGB IX.

Please send your application including a CV (preferably in a single pdf file) using the Ref. No. 6105 by 30th September, 2023 to: