QuSoft PostDoc positions at UvA and CWI (Amsterdam)

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Tuesday, January 31, 2023

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We offer 2 PostDoc positions in the groups of Stacey Jeffery (theoretical quantum computer science) and Ludovico Lami (quantum resources & entanglement) within the vibrant community of researchers at QuSoft in Amsterdam.

QuSoft is the Dutch research Center for Quantum Software, a collaboration between the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI). Its mission is to explore and develop uses of quantum computers and other quantum technologies, for the benefit of society. The researchers at QuSoft develop algorithms, software and applications that exploit the extraordinary power of quantum computers based on their quantum mechanical properties, such as superposition, interference and entanglement. That requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches from those used to develop conventional software.

At the moment, we are looking for postdoctoral researchers to fill the following positions:

1. As part of Stacey Jeffery’s ERC project on Algorithms, Security and Complexity of Quantum Computers, you conduct research within the area of theoretical computer science aspects of quantum computing (CWI).

2. You will work with Ludovico Lami (Mathematics and Physics, UvA) on various topics in theoretical quantum information science, including the investigation of quantum resources such as entanglement and non-stabiliser quantum computation ("magic"), and quantum Shannon theory, with a focus on quantum communication and hypothesis testing.

We are looking for a candidate with:

- an MSc in computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field;
- a strong scientific interest in quantum information processing;
- strong academic performance, demonstrated by publications in international refereed academic journals and conferences;
- professional command of English and good presentation skills;
- the willingness to work collaboratively with other researchers.

We offer a temporary employment contract for 38 hours per week for a period of 24 months. The preferred starting date is to be discussed.

The gross monthly salary, based on 38 hours per week and dependent on relevant experience, ranges between € 2,960 to € 4,670 (scale 10). UvA additionally offers an extensive package of secondary benefits, including 8% holiday allowance and a year-end bonus of 8.3%. The UFO profile Researcher 4 is applicable. A favourable tax agreement, the ‘30% ruling’, may apply to non-Dutch applicants. The Collective Labour Agreement of Universities of the Netherlands is applicable.

Besides the salary and a vibrant and challenging environment at Science Park we offer you multiple fringe benefits (see https://vacatures.uva.nl/UvA/job/QuSoft-PostDoc-positions-at-UvA-and-CWI...).

Do you have any questions or do you require additional information? Please contact:
E: Christian Schaffner, c.schaffner@uva.nl, Stacey Jeffery, smjeffery@gmail.com

If you feel the profile fits you, and you are interested in the job, we look forward to receiving your application. You can apply online via


Applications received until and including 15 January 2023 will be given full consideration. Applications should include the following information (all files including CV and cover letter should be submitted in one single pdf file):

- a detailed CV including the months (not just years) when referring to your education and work experience;
- a letter of motivation (at most 1 page) clearly indicating which of the positions you are interested in applying to, and explaining why you are interested in this/these position(s);
- a list of publications;
- the names and email addresses of two or three references who can provide letters of recommendation (please do not include any reference letters in your application).

You can use the CV field to upload all requested documents, including the motivation letter, as one single pdf file.

We will invite potential candidates for interviews at the end of January 2023.