Postdoc positions in Quantum Information, Quantum Causality and Quantum Foundations (IIP-UFRN, Natal, Brazil)

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

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Quantum Information and Quantum Matter (IIP-UFRN)

The International Institute of Physics of the Federal University of Rio Grande do Norte (IIP-UFRN) is expecting to fill two post-doctoral research positions in the fields of theoretical Quantum Information, Quantum Causality and Foundations of Quantum Mechanics. One of the positions will be funded by IIP-UFRN while the other position is part of the project "Q-CAUSAL – Causality in the quantum world: harnessing quantum effects in causal inference problems" funded by the Templeton Foundation.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a high level of expertise and strong academic record working within these or closely related areas. Candidates with a good knowledge of machine learning and convex optimization techniques are specially welcome. The research will be pursued in close collaboration with the experimental group of Prof. Fabio Sciarrino at the University La Sapienza (Rome, Italy). Strong ability of a candidate to conduct interdisciplinary research in those and the other fields of research at IIP will be considered as an additional merit by the Selection Committee.

The starting date for the positions can be negotiated but is expected to be in the period between March 2019 and June 2019. The post-doctoral appointments will be for two years (possibly extendible to one more year depending on mutual agreement) with a tax free monthly salary of R$ 7.000,00 (seven thousand Brazilian Reais).

Interested candidates should send their CV with a list of publications, a short research statement and at least two letters of reference (in English) to Prof. Rafael Chaves (qipositions@iip.ufrn.br).

The IIP-UFRN is located in the city of Natal in the Northeast of Brazil. It is a research institute of an international character, focused on the theoretical research in the modern areas of fundamental physics. Aiming at a leading role in the region, the Institute supports vast exchange, visitor and conference programs. For more information on our research and other academic activities please check our website at www.iip.ufrn.br/qiqm