Simulation of many-body systems on near-term quantum simulators (Chengdu, China)

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Application deadline: 

Friday, January 8, 2021

We have opening for two theoretical postdoc positions (initially for two years with possible extensions) in the subject of quantum simulation in noisy intermediate scale quantum (NISQ) simulators. The applicants will join the group of Professor Abolfazl Bayat at the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) in Chengdu, China. In order to see the research activities of the group please visit the website at:


The candidates should be under the age of 35 and have a PhD degree in physics or computer science. People with previous experience on machine learning, matrix product states and optimization algorithms are highly encouraged to apply.

Salaries and benefits

The salary is competitive with European universities and successful applicants will enjoy a reimbursement of up to 10,000 RMB (~ 1000 Euros) for international travel or visiting family per year. In addition, the applicants will apply for external grants with which they can secure up to 20,000 Euros extra funding for their research activities.

About IFFS

Founded in June 2014, Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science (IFFS) at the UESTC is an interdisciplinary research institute focused on high-level fundamental research in physics, chemistry, material engineering, computer science and mathematics. More details can be found in:

How to apply:

Due to the pandemic it is hard to give a deadline for the job application. Nonetheless, we encourage people to apply before 12 January 2021. If you are interested please send your CV to: