Research Associate in Quantum Information at the University of Bristol

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011

The quantum computation and information group at the University of Bristol offers a number of post-doctoral positions of two years duration, available for research in theoretical aspects of quantum information, quantum computation and foundations of quantum mechanics.

The staff members in the theory group are Noah Linden (Mathematics), Sandu Popescu (Physics), Karoline Wiesner (Mathematics) and Andreas Winter (Mathematics). For a description of the group, see the group homepage The positions are funded by the European Commission, the John Templeton Foundation, and the European Research Council (ERC). The start date is 1 September 2011 or later by mutual agreement.

The positions are to be held in either the School of Mathematics or School of Physics, by mutual agreement. Furthermore, applicants should also arrange for three referees to send letters of recommendation directly to Helen Craven, School of Mathematics, University of Bristol, University Walk, Bristol,BS8 1TW, email, quoting the reference number, by the closing date. It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that the reference letters are received by the closing date.

If successful, you may be appointed either on a fixed term or a permanent contract depending on the extent of your previous relevant research experience. Further information can be found at

Informal enquiries can be made to:
Professor A Winter, tel 0117 9287968, email a.j.winter (at),
Professor S Popescu, tel 0117 9288803, email s.popescu (at) or
Professor N Linden, tel 0117 9287780, email n.linden (at)

It is expected that interviews will be held in July or August.

Further details and an application form can be found at Alternatively you can telephone (0117) 954 6947, minicom (0117) 928 8894 or E-Mail Recruitment (at) (stating postal address ONLY), quoting reference number 16316.

The closing date for applications is 9.00am, 30 June 2011.