Research Associate at Imperial College London

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Application deadline: 

Saturday, January 8, 2022

We are seeking to appoint one motivated and collaborative Research Associate for two years in the first instance (with the possibility of extension) to work on the Samsung-Imperial project “Quantum computation for new materials/theory of solid-state qubits”.

• Job description
- Location: South Kensington Campus - On site only
- Position type: Full time, fixed term
- Salary £43,093 – £50,834 plus benefits

• Duties and responsibilities
The main tasks of the post holders will be
- to develop algorithms for an optimum use of the existing hardware of quantum processors
- to work on new algorithms to demonstrate useful quantum advantages on near-term hardware
- to design solid-state qubit hardware
* The duties will include identifying concrete problems and developing new algorithms for quantum simulations and implementation schemes using solid-state qubits. In this interdisciplinary project, the post holders will work as part of a dedicated team of two Research Associates and four PhD students led by Professor Myungshik Kim, Professor Peter Haynes and Professor Johannes Knolle.

• Essential requirements
Research Associate: Hold a PhD (or equivalent) in one of the following areas:
- Quantum Information and Quantum Algorithms
- Theory of solid-state qubit hardware (transmons/spin qubits)
- Simulation of Quantum Materials using quantum computational processors

Evidence of outstanding promise and originality in research, demonstrated by a good publication record in at least one of the above areas.
- Proven research experience with programming and numerical methods for quantum many-body systems, quantum chemistry, quantum optics and/or quantum information
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
- Existing knowledge of qubit hardware, Quantum Simulations and/or Quantum Information is highly beneficial.

• Further information
- Please note that this is a readvertisement. Candidates you previously applied for Research Associate NAT01272 need not apply again
- Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as a Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum
- More information about the Department of Physics, and the staff benefits that we offer can be found on our webpages.
- The Department of Physics is an IoP JUNO Champion and an Athena Silver SWAN Award winner reflecting our commitment to building a supportive, inclusive and highly motivated community.

* Queries relating to the application process should be directed to Judith Baylis Senior Section Administrator –; Queries relating to the research projects should be directed to Myungshik Kim –

For any technical queries during the application process, contact