Postdoctoral Research Fellow in (NISQ) Quantum Computing

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The Quantum Information Science Group at Seoul National University (SNU) is accepting applications for one postdoctoral researcher position in the field of quantum computation. The position shall be available from May 1, 2022. The actual start date is, however, negotiable.

The postdoctoral researcher shall be under the joint supervision of both Research Associate Professor Yong Siah Teo and Professor Hyunseok Jeong. Initially, he/she is particularly expected to work closely and productively with Yong Siah to solve problems concerning (but not limited to)

• Quantum variational algorithms
• Quantum error mitigation
• Quantum machine learning
• Noisy intermediate-scale quantum (NISQ) computing

Candidates who are either experienced in or express a strong interest in learning one or more of the above subject matter and python programming are preferred.

The appointed position period is two years (until April 2024) but is extendable subject to research performance and funding condition, with salary commensurate with qualification and experience. On-campus accommodations with modern facilities and reasonable rates are available for non-Korean researchers. Health and safety insurance and severance pay shall also be supported according to university regulations and employment laws. Additional financial support for research activities and necessary facilities will be provided.

Since 2008, the SNU Quantum Information Science Group maintains a track record of productive theoretical research in quantum information and computation. Seoul National University is South Korea’s top national university located in Seoul, near the center of the metropolitan capital city that is easily accessible with well-connected subway networks and other public transportations. South Korea is known for its rich culture, nature parks and historical attractions, traditional and international cuisines, vibrant night life, and economic stability (https://english.visitkorea.or.kr/enu/index.kto).

We encourage interested candidates to email the following documents to quantum.snu@gmail.com:

1. Cover letter
2. Curriculum vitae (CV) with a publication list
3. Research statement
4. Three reference letters (emailed directly to quantum.snu@gmail.com by referees)

Review of applications shall continue until the position is filled. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an online interview. Further questions regarding the job offer should be directed to Research Associate Professor Yong Siah Teo at yong.siah.teo@gmail.com or ys_teo@snu.ac.kr.