Research Associate in Quantum Algorithms
The post of Research Associate (post-doctoral) is to conduct world-leading research on the theory of quantum algorithms within the interdisciplinary project Distributed Quantum Computing & Applications funded by the UK EPSRC. The work concerns the mathematical development and rigorous complexity analysis of quantum algorithms for the early fault-tolerance regime, where quantum processing units only feature a limited number of logical qubits...
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- Reference ENG02807
- Date posted 4 October 2023
- Closing date 2 November 2023
The post of Research Associate (post-doctoral) is to conduct world-leading research on the theory of quantum algorithms within the interdisciplinary project Distributed Quantum Computing & Applications funded by the UK EPSRC. The work concerns the mathematical development and rigorous complexity analysis of quantum algorithms for the early fault-tolerance regime, where quantum processing units only feature a limited number of logical qubits allowing to run small size digital schemes.
The successful candidate will join Dr Roberto Bondesan, the Visiting Reader Dr Mario Berta and Prof Kin K. Leung, working with a team of faculty members, researchers and PhD students, in collaboration with industrial partners.
Duties and responsibilities
The post offers an exciting opportunity for conducting internationally leading research on quantum algorithms development. The Research Associate will be responsible for designing efficient quantum algorithms that (i) allow for strong parallelisation of quantum routines (ii) complement these quantum efforts with extensive use of classical pre- and post-processing, and (iii) avoid or minimise the use of quantum random access memory.
While based at Imperial College, this post-holder will join a multi-disciplinary team with the broader goal to develop viable architectures and techniques to efficiently connect quantum processing units (QPUs) for scalable quantum computing.
To apply for this position, you must have a strong background in quantum computing and specifically have experience, including a proven publication track-record, on the theory of quantum algorithms.
You must also have:
- A PhD (or be close to completion) in an area pertinent to the subject area, i.e., Theoretical Computer Science, Applied Mathematics, or Mathematical Physics. Alternatively, equivalent research or industrial experience
- Experience with quantum algorithms development
See job description for full list of requirements.
*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £38,194 - £41,388 per annum.
We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and reserve the right to close the advert early if the position is filled.
In addition to completing the online application, candidates should attach:
- A full CV, with a list of all publications
- A 2-page research statement indicating what you see are interesting research issues relating to the above post and why your expertise is relevant
- At least two reference letters, to be directly sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Informal enquiries related to the position should be directed to Dr Mario Berta: email@example.com
For queries regarding the application process contact Jamie Perrins: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.
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