Postdoctoral Fellows in Quantum Computing

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 15 Apr 2023

The Centre for Quantum Mathematics (QM) at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science , University of Southern Denmark  (SDU) invites applications for a number of postdoctoral fellow positions in quantum computing. These positions are for a duration of two years and are part of a larger initiative of quantum activities at QM, cutting across mathematics, computer science, physics and a number of application areas including climate science, health, robotics, finance, and quantum key distribution. 

The QM has several funding sources available from European and Danish sources for these positions, including the EU Horizon-DIGITAL-programme for projects such as "Scalable Continuous Variable Cluster State Quantum Technologies (CLUSTEC)", "Danish Quantum Communication Infrastructure (QCI.dk)", and the Region Syddanmark innovation project "Quantum Mathematics for Quality Decisions in the Liver Clinic (Qliver)" - all led by the PI Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen. The postdoctoral fellows can work on a wide range of topics related to these projects. 

The targeted starting date of the positions is 1 August 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. Application deadline: 15 April 2023.
The QM centre is located at the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, Faculty of Science on the international campus in Odense, Denmark. QM is newly established with the ambition to create a highly international and interdisciplinary group within a broad spectrum of pure mathematics and mathematical physics. Odense is a fast-growing international community with an open Scandinavian culture, affordable housing and living costs.

Job description / requirements
We are seeking candidates with a strong research background in quantum computing, including quantum algorithms, quantum machine learning, quantum information, and quantum complexity theory. 

The candidate must have
•    A PhD degree in Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics or related fields.
•    Significant experience with quantum computing, especially the design, analysis, and implementation of quantum algorithms.
•    Good programming skills such as Python or C++.

A successful candidate will drive internationally competitive research collaborating with the world community in the field. The candidate is expected to contribute to QM’s excellent research and teaching environment. The candidates must furthermore have an emerging research track in the field. We are seeking highly motivated candidates, who work and communicate well in an international team. The candidates must be able to carry out independent and rigorous work at top international level.

Contact information
Further information is available from the Head of the Centre, Professor Jørgen Ellegaard Andersen at qm@sdu.dk . 

One of the positions is subject to the entry into force of grant agreement no 810573 between SDU and European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme.

Application, salary etc.
The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations). Please check links for more information on salary andtaxation .

The application including the required attachments must be in English.

The applications must include:
• Detailed Curriculum Vitae
• Certificates/diplomas (MSc and PhD) - Danish or English
• Research statement
• List of publications.

We are not permitted to directly contact your academic references under any circumstances, so please ensure their letters have reached us by the deadline.

Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly to qm@sdu.dk mentioning your name and the title of the position in the subject line. Please note that these need to reach us before the deadline.

To qualify you must have passed a PhD or equivalent. Applications will be assessed by an expert assessor/committee. Applicants will be informed of their assessment by the university.

Shortlisting may be used. 

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Applications must be submitted electronically using the link "Apply online. Attached files must be in Adobe PDF or Word format. Each box can only contain a single file of max. 10 Mb. We strongly recommend that you read How to apply before you apply.

Further information  for international applicants considering applying for a job at the University of Southern Denmark. Please take a look at the webpage from our International Staff Office (ISO) at The University of Southern Denmark.


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