Research Assistant / Post-Doctorate Researcher - Quantum Computing Theory [Galway, Ireland]

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Monday, March 18, 2019

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full-time, fixed term position as a Research Assistant or Post-Doctorate Researcher with the School of Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00 pm, Monday 18th March 2019.

The goal of this project is a theoretical investigation of Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) Computers ( The successful candidate will, depending on the strengths and preferences of the applicant, contribute to some, or all, of the duties below.


· Developing theoretical techniques for simulation of quantum circuits using, for example, stabilizer-based simulators or tensor-network based simulators.
· Writing a high-performance software implementation (e.g. in Python) of simulation, compilation and/or optimization techniques.
· Designing and implementing/simulating error-correction, fault-tolerance and compilation schemes that incorporate information about real-world devices viz. connectivity and noise types/rates.
· Contribute to research outputs of the group (publications, software)

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