PhD Position Quantum Computational Fluid Dynamics

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 28 Apr 2024

TU Delft is looking for talented PhD candidates with interest in quantum computing and computational fluid dynamics to join the Quantum-CFD research team at EEMCS.

The Quantum-CFD research team at EEMCS is at the forefront of developing quantum algorithms for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications in collaboration with Fujitsu Limited. Our focus is on quantum versions of the Lattice Boltzmann method, which has particular advantages over macroscopic fluid models like the Navier-Stokes equations in the context of quantum computers. If your interest is in quantum computing, quantum-algorithm development and/or CFD and you want to become part of this international team, send your application to Dr. Matthias Möller ([email protected]) through the application portal.

Depending on your specific skillset, your tasks in the team will include the development of quantum algorithms for fluid flow simulations, their implementation in our in-house high-performance QCFD solver, and their performance evaluation on quantum-computer simulators and early fault-tolerant hardware prototypes.

Basic requirements:

  • A master's (or master-equivalent) degree in Mathematics, Computer Science or Applied Physics, or a closely related field.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Specific requirements:

  • Strong interest and competence in at least one of the following: quantum computing, quantum-algorithm development, computational fluid dynamics, lattice Boltzmann methods, scientific computing.
  • Experience in Python and/or Qiskit (or another quantum-programming SDK) is a bonus.

Doing a PhD at TU Delft requires English proficiency at a certain level to ensure that the candidate is able to communicate and interact well, participate in English-taught Doctoral Education courses, and write scientific articles and a final thesis. For more details please check the Graduate Schools Admission Requirements .

Doctoral candidates will be offered a 4-year period of employment in principle, but in the form of 2 employment contracts. An initial 1,5 year contract with an official go/no go progress assessment within 15 months. Followed by an additional contract for the remaining 2,5 years assuming everything goes well and performance requirements are met.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, increasing from € 2770 per month in the first year to € 3539 in the fourth year. As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School. The TU Delft Graduate School provides an inspiring research environment with an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor. The Doctoral Education Programme is aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.

The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, discounts on health insurance, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. 

For international applicants, TU Delft has the Coming to Delft Service . This service provides information for new international employees to help you prepare the relocation and to settle in the Netherlands. The Coming to Delft Service offers a Dual Career Programme  for partners and they organise events to expand your (social) network.

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity as one of our core values  and we actively engage  to be a university where you feel at home and can flourish. We value different perspectives and qualities. We believe this makes our work more innovative, the TU Delft community more vibrant and the world more just. Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. That is why we invite you to apply. Your application will receive fair consideration.

Challenge. Change. Impact!

The Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS) brings together three scientific disciplines. Combined, they reinforce each other and are the driving force behind the technology we all use in our daily lives. Technology such as the electricity grid, which our faculty is helping to make completely sustainable and future-proof. At the same time, we are developing the chips and sensors of the future, whilst also setting the foundations for the software technologies to run on this new generation of equipment – which of course includes AI. Meanwhile we are pushing the limits of applied mathematics, for example mapping out disease processes using single cell data, and using mathematics to simulate gigantic ash plumes after a volcanic eruption. In other words: there is plenty of room at the faculty for ground-breaking research. We educate innovative engineers and have excellent labs and facilities that underline our strong international position. In total, more than 1000 employees and 4,000 students work and study in this innovative environment.

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For more information about this vacancy, please contact Dr. Matthias Möller ([email protected]).

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please apply before April 28, 2024 via the application button and upload your motivation and CV.

  • A pre-employment screening can be part of the selection procedure.
  • You can apply online. We will not process applications sent by email and/or post.
  • Please do not contact us for unsolicited services.

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