Two Postdoctoral Research Fellow Positions in Quantum Information Science (Singapore and Grenoble, France): The Physical Resource Cost of Quantum Computing

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Monday, August 1, 2022

Two postdoctoral research positions are open at the Centre for Quantum Technologies and MajuLab, Singapore and at the LPMMC, Grenoble, France. The research focus is on theoretical studies of the physical resource cost of quantum computing, with considerations spanning from fundamental thermodynamic requirements to practical experimental demands, and from small-scale NISQ devices to full-stack large-scale quantum computers.

The positions both start in August-October 2022, and will be for two years. The successful candidates will work within the framework on a longstanding Singapore-France collaboration developed by Alexia Auffèves (MajuLab, CNRS, Singapore), Hui Khoon Ng (CQT & MajuLab, Yale-NUS, Singapore) and Robert Whitney (LPMMC, CNRS, Grenoble).

The candidates should have a strong background in quantum information science or quantum physics, with a good grasp of quantum computing implementations. The candidates should be interested in working closely with experimentalists to understand the intricacies of building quantum computing devices. Past work on quantum error correction and fault tolerance will be a strong plus point. Interested applicants, please apply through the following links, with a statement of interest, a detailed curriculum vitae, as well as 2 reference letters:
• Applicants for the Singapore position (Alexia Auffèves and Hui Khoon Ng):
• Applicants for the France position (Robert Whitney):

Research environment:
• The Centre for Quantum Technologies is a National Research Centre of Excellence hosted at the National University of Singapore. The Centre comprises some 150 research staff and students, working in all areas of quantum information science.
• MajuLab is a CNRS international laboratory hosted at the CQT and NTU. The laboratory comprises some 30 research staff from France and Singapore collaborating on quantum science and technologies.
• LPMMC is a theoretical physics research laboratory with about 30 research staff and students, working on a variety of topics in theoretical physics. We are leading members of the Grenoble interdisciplinary Centre for Quantum Science and Technologies QuantAlps, which gathers 200 researchers working on quantum science and technologies.

1. M. Fellous-Asiani, J. H. Chai, R. S. Whitney, A. Auffèves, and H. K. Ng, Limitations in quantum computing from resource constraints, PRX Quantum 2, 040335 (2021).
2. M. Fellous-Asiani, J. H. Chai, H. K. Ng, R. S. Whitney, A. Auffèves, Optimizing energy efficiency for scalable full-stack quantum computers, in prep.
3. A. Auffèves, Quantum Technologies need a Quantum Energy Initiative, arXiv:2111.09241, accepted as a Perspective in PRX Quantum