University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC), Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences

Position ID:University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)-Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences-RF1 [#25442]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (Quantum Computing/Information)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Chengdu, Sichuan, China
Subject Areas: Quantum Information Science / quantum computing
Physics / Quantum Computation
Appl Deadline: (posted 2023/08/24, listed until 2024/02/29)
Position Description:    

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Title: Postdoctoral Fellowships in quantum computing/information at University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC)

Multiple postdoctoral positions are available at the Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Science (IFFS), University of Electronic Science and Technology China (UESTC) located in Chengdu, China. We are looking for highly qualified and motivated candidates to participate in a research project to develop applications for near term quantum computing devices. Candidates with research experience in the area of quantum information processing and computing are encouraged to apply.

The positions are initially for two years, but can be renewed for up to six years depending on research performance. Some suggested research topics may include: (i) NISQ algorithms, (ii) quantum simulation of complex many-body systems, and (iii) quantum computational complexity. This list is not intended to be exhaustive and candidates with other research interests are also welcome. Hired postdoctoral researchers are highly encouraged to form their own research directions and collaborate with both local and international researchers.

Eligibility Criteria:

a) Applicants should possess a Ph.D. in Quantum Physics or a related field. (Note: for visa application purposes, the applicant must already possess an original diploma issued by an accredited university.)

b) Ability to speak and write English is necessary for this role.

c) Applicants have to be less than 35 years old.

We offer:

i) A two year contract, which is renewable up to a maximum of six years.

ii) Opportunities for career progression into a permanent researcher position.

iii) Salary from 250,000 yuan to 360,000 yuan (about 34,000 USD to 50,000 USD). Graduates from top universities worldwide can apply for a fellowship which brings the total salary up to 400,000 yuan per annum. Please enquire if you are eligible for this fellowship.

iii) A variable bonus that depends on research performance.

iv) Free/subsidized housing near campus (subject to availability).

v) 10,000 yuan yearly travel subsidy to travel back to your home country (for non-chinese citizens).

Applications should be sent to Prof Bobby Tan ( or you can apply directly through AcademicJobsOnline. They should include a CV w/ publications list and a short research statement describing your intended area of research. Letters of recommendation will also be requested from candidates who are shortlisted for an interview. Online interviews are expected to begin from Dec 2023 and will be conducted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be informed. Requests for further information can also be directed to the same email address.

About us: UESTC is one of the top research universities in China, while Chengdu is a thriving city with modern amenities served by a highly connected metro system, high speed rail and two airports. Cost of living in Chengdu is also affordable. For reference, a 2 bedroom apartment near the city center costs about 3500 to 4000 yuan per month. A video tour of the university campus is available at

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
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Further Info:
email address
University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Studies, No.4, Section 2, North Jianshe Road, Sichuan Chengdu China. Postal code: 610054