Research Associate/Fellows in Quantum Information at Nottingham (2 positions)

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Applications are invited for two postdoctoral positions to work with Dr Gerardo Adesso on an ERC Starting Grant project entitled “Genuine quantumness in cooperative phenomena” funded by the European Research Council. The principal goal of the project is to analyse and challenge the quantum-classical border from a jointly fundamental and applicative viewpoint. The project is expected to deliver novel tools for the characterisation of quantumness in composite systems and to develop novel platforms for its practical utilisation in quantum technology applications.


Candidates must hold or be near completion of a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant branch of applied mathematics or physics. A strong knowledge of quantum mechanics, quantum information theory, and the mathematical description of open quantum systems is essential. In addition, a background in more than one of the following areas is highly desirable: quantum optics; entanglement and quantum correlations; quantum metrology; quantum control; quantum thermodynamics; complexity. The successful candidates will be expected to contribute to the publication of scientific papers, and to their dissemination at relevant workshops and conferences. They should have evidence that the quality and quantity of their previous research outputs is commensurate with their level of experience. The successful candidates will be expected to work on the project in collaboration with Dr Gerardo Adesso, and will be expected to contribute to the supervision of PhD students employed on the project. As part of the project activities, the successful candidates will be expected to take part in the organisation of focused workshops and outreach activities.

These two full-time positions are available from 1 November 2015 and will be offered on a fixed-term contract for a period of 24 months.

In recognition of its commitment to promoting women in science, The University of Nottingham is one of five universities to hold a Silver Athena SWAN Award.
For information about the School of Mathematical Sciences, which has strong and active research groups in areas including Mathematical Physics, see: Further information regarding the Quantum Correlations Group can be obtained from:

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Dr Gerardo Adesso email: Please note that applications sent directly to this email address will not be accepted.

Job Reference: SCI126115
Salary: £25,513 to £31,342 per annum, depending on skills and experience (minimum £28,695 with relevant PhD).
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Deadline for applications: 22 June 2015.