Postdoc in quantum computing for quantum chemistry - Paris

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Thursday, December 31, 2020

In this postdoc position Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) computing will be used to treat quantum chemistry problems of industry relevance. The candidate will be based in the research center of Total SA in Saclay on the outskirts of Paris, France, and will be working in a team led by Dr. Marko Rančić.

For this position a fresh PhD graduate in theoretical quantum chemistry, computational physics (material science or atomic physics) or theoretical quantum computing is desirable. Candidates not possessing appropriate qualifications will not be considered

Further qualifications (qualifications with an * are a must-have):
1) Experience in treating molecular spectra with post-Hartree-Fock methods such as: configuration interaction
method, coupled cluster method, Moller-Plesset perturbation theory, etc.
2) Knowledge of molecular symmetry groups
3) Understanding of quantum computing
4) * Programming experience
5) * Openness to work in an international team
6) * Willingness to travel a few times a year both domestically and internationally and to relocate to the Paris region
7) * Possibility to live an work in France without a visa (candidate must be in possession of a passport of an EU country, permanent EU residence or blue card)

The proposed duration is 1+1 years, extendable upon mutual consent.

Please forward your CV, motivation letter including a detailed description of experience in quantum computing and one to three letters of reference to Dr. Marko Rančić