Postdoc position in Quantum Computing at the University of Toronto

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Saturday, December 1, 2018

The University of Toronto Theory of Computation group invites applications for postdoctoral positions to work on theoretical computer science aspects of quantum computing and quantum information starting in Fall 2019. Topics of interest include: algorithms, complexity theory, optimization, and cryptography. We are looking for candidates with a computer science and/or mathematics background.

It is an exciting time to work on quantum computing at UofT: Alan Aspuru-Guzik (quantum computing for chemistry, quantum machine learning), Peter Wittek (quantum machine learning), Juan Carrasquilla (quantum machine learning, and condensed matter physics), and Henry Yuen (quantum information, complexity theory and cryptography) are new faculty members who are focused on quantum computing. This is in addition to the Centre for Quantum Information and Quantum Control (CQIQC), which is comprised of a number of faculty in both experimental and theoretical areas of quantum information science. Additionally, the Institute for Quantum Computing and the Perimeter Institute in Waterloo are close by.

The positions are for one year, renewable to two years. Candidates must possess a PhD and give evidence of outstanding research potential. Applications, including the recommendation letters, should be submitted by December 1, 2018; late applications will be considered until the positions are filled.

Applicants should send a CV, research statement, and arrange for at least two letters of recommendation to Henry Yuen at

For more information about this position, please contact Henry Yuen (

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