Research Associate in Quantum Computing (Quantum Error Correction) - London

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Quantum Error Correction in the AMOPP Group at UCL’s main campus in London, working with Prof Dan Browne. The post forms part the QCDA (Quantum Code Design and Architecture) network through the European QUANTERA programme with nodes in Sheffield, London, Delft, Paris and Munich. Further details on QCDA can be found at .

The successful candidate will direct, develop and execute research towards the goals of the QCDA network, and in particular Work-package 2 (Universal Logic and Compiling) and Work-package 1 (Qubit codes and decoders). Topics of interest include: Topological LDPC codes and decoders; Distillation of exotic magic states; Generic LDPC codes and decoders; Computation by code deformation; Transversal gates in LDPC codes. They have the opportunity to work on collaborative projects with other QCDA nodes and where necessary collaborate through travel and/or video conferencing. They will attend network meetings and also be responsible for co-organising some network events and workshops.

The post is funded for 2.5 years in the first instance.

Applicants should possess, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in the theory of quantum computing or a related field. Previous experience in the quantum error correction or fault tolerant quantum computing would be desirable. Candidates may have an undergraduate background in any relevant area such as Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science or Electrical Engineering.

Candidates should also have excellent written and verbal communication.

Knowledge of quantum error correction and fault tolerant quantum computing, and, in particular, topological codes, is desirable.

Appointment at Grade 7 is dependent upon having been awarded a PhD; if this is not the case, initial appointment will be at research assistant Grade 6B (salary £30,316-£31,967 per annum, inclusive of London Allowance) with payment at Grade 7 being backdated to the date of final submission of the PhD thesis.

UCL vacancy reference: 1708700

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button below.

If you have any queries regarding the application process, please contact Khadija Bouzgan, , (+44 (0)20 7679 3943)

Informal enquiries regarding the vacancy can be made to Prof Browne, (Tel: +44 (0)20 7679 3602)

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Interview Date: TBC

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