University of Luxembourg, The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM)

Position ID:University of Luxembourg-The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM)-POSTDOCINQUANTUMCONTROL [#21011, UOL04731]
Position Title: Postdoc in quantum control, quantum annealing, and quantum computing
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Limpertsberg Luxembourg Ville, 1511, Luxembourg [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Quantum Computing
Appl Deadline:2022/06/19 11:59PMhelp popup (search canceled posted 2022/01/24)
Position Description:    

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Postdoc in quantum control, quantum annealing, and quantum computing

Your Role...

We are seeking a highly-talented, motivated and ambitious theoretical physicist to work at the interplay of quantum control, quantum annealing, and quantum computing. The position is renewable on a yearly basis (for a maximum of 3 years) and can start as soon as possible.
The successful applicant will work at the Department of Physics and Material Science (DPhyMS) of the University of Luxembourg, in the Quantum Science and Technology Group led by Prof. Adolfo del Campo and the Quantum Control and Dynamics group led by Prof. Aurelia Chenu.
The project is in the frame of Quantera and involves partners at University of Innsbruck, Walther- Meißner-Institut, University of Napoli “Federico II”, the National Research Council of Italy, and Jagiellonian University.

What we expect from you…
The applicant should have a background in theoretical physics, mathematics, computer science or a related field. Specific research topics include quantum control and shortcuts to adiabaticity, quantum annealing, quantum algorithms, random-matrix theory, many-body open quantum systems. Proven expertise in analytical and numerical methods in these topics, as well as cloud quantum computing & simulation experience will be valued.

We offer...
A dynamic research unit in a recently created, quickly growing University; excellent working conditions in an international and inspiring environment; together with opportunities to participate regularly in scientific activities in Luxembourg and abroad (seminars, summer schools, conferences, etc).

Further information about the research groups can be found in:

In Short...
Contract Type: Fixed Term Contract
Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
Location: Limpertsberg
Job Reference: UOL04731
The yearly gross salary for every Postdoctoral Researcher at the UL is EUR 75.285 (full time)

How to apply...

Applications should include:
Curriculum vitae, with a list of publications
Application letter covering academic background, research merits and motivation for this opening
Names and electronic contact information of three academic referees

Applications should be addressed to (including the keyword “QCQA22”):

Please apply by 20/02/2022; then the posting will remain online until filled.
Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…
  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university.High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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Further information...
The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

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