Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Information Science

Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

Publication date
18 October 2018
Level of education
PhD
Salary indication
€2,640 to €4,166 gross per month
Closing date
9 December 2018
Hours
38 hours per week
Vacancy number
18-630

The Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics (KdVI) at the University of Amsterdam invites you to apply for a postdoctoral position in the area of quantum information science. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, algorithms, complexity, and communication; quantum software; tensors, symmetries, and optimization; many-body theory and tensor networks.

Project description

You will be affiliated with the QuSoft Research Center, which has a broad and diverse research profile extending across all of quantum information science. QuSoft faculty with active research interests in the area include: Jop Briët, Harry Buhrman, Serge Fehr, Peter Grünwald, Stacey Jeffery, Monique Laurent, Maris Ozols, Christian Schaffner, Michael Walter, and Ronald de Wolf. You will also have the opportunity to interact with the many other researchers at the University of Amsterdam and at CWI whose work intersects with quantum information.

You are expected to work on independent projects, as well as in collaboration with members of QuSoft. You will also be involved in teaching in our Bachelor's and/or Master's programmes in Mathematics and Physics (about 10% of your appointment). An appropriate travel budget will be provided to attend conferences and present relevant publications.

Requirements

  • A completed PhD in a field relevant to quantum information science, such as mathematics, computer science, or physics;
  • an excellent track record of research, documented by publications, conference talks, etc.;
  • fluency in English, both written and spoken.

Further information

For more information about the position, please contact:

Appointment

The starting date of the appointment is flexible but should be no later than 1 September 2019.

The full-time appointment will be on a temporary basis for initially one year, with an extension to a maximum period of two years after a positive evaluation. The full-time gross monthly salary will range from €2,640 to € 4,166 depending on experience. The Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities is applicable. The annual salary will be increased by an 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% end-of-year bonus.

Job application

We are an equal opportunity employer and greatly value the diverse nature of our institute. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. The KdVI strives for a better gender balance in its staff. We therefore strongly encourage women to apply for this position.

You can send in your application no later than 9 December 2018 using the link below.

Please upload the following information in a single PDF file:

  • cover letter/letter of motivation (at most 1 page);
  • curriculum vitae, including list of publications;
  • research statement (at most 3 pages).

The single pdf can be uploaded in the field marked CV in the application form.

In addition, please ask three referees to send a recommendation letter by email to dr Michael Walter before the application deadline. #LI-DNP

No agencies please

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