Postdoctoral Researcher The Theory of Modern Quantum Algorithms

Skolkovo, Russia
Oct 19, 2020
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Nov 18, 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Applications are invited for a one-year postdoctoral research position with a possibility for extension, in the field of theory of quantum computations and quantum algorithms. The position will be held at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech), Moscow, Russia. The start date is flexible.

The successful applicant will work in the research group led by Prof Jacob Biamonte in the area of quantum computations and quantum networks, with a focus on quantum enhanced algorithms and error mitigation on experimental devices.

The goals of this project are:

  1. Develop, optimize, and benchmark variational quantum algorithms (e.g. QAOA and VQE).
  2. Implement quantum information processing tasks in the experiments on trapped ions and optical networks
  3. Integrate quantum-computing methods with tensor network theory and/or machine learning.

The applicant should expect​ ​interaction with experimental collaborators from Skoltech, MSU and leading theory research groups overseas. In particular, applicants ​will join an ongoing collaboration between Skoltech, RQC and Lebedev Physical Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences (LPI RAS).

Applicants are required to have a background in quantum information, quantum computation, quantum communication or relative fields. Applicants are expected to use Python and be able to assist in conducting the research of 2-3 PhD students in the team. Applicants must have a PhD in Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics and a proven record of research in the areas of or quantum computations or quantum information science.

Applications should be sent to or to with a title ”Postdoc Applicant” and should include:

1) a motivation letter;

2) a CV including a list of publications and list of the referees;

3) a research statement;

The position will remain open till a suitable applicant is found, the applications will be considered until December 20.

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