Postdoctoral Research Associate in Physics

Durham, United Kingdom
Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609)
13 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
21 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Department : Department Of Physics

Position Type : Academic

Grade 7 (£33,199 - £39,609)

Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Development of Operational Research Applications for Quantum Computing

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in applied quantum computing with a particular emphasis on operational research related applications. The research project is to develop new hybrid quantum/classical algorithms and match them with real world industrially relevant applications. The ideal applicant will have expertise in applied operational research, or a related field. A background in quantum theory or quantum computing is not required, but willingness to learn about some aspects of these subjects is expected.

The successful applicant will be expected to assist in identifying the most promising use cases for quantum computing. Once these cases are identified, the applicant is expected to help prepare cases studies and use knowledge of the current classical algorithms, methods, and heuristics to develop state of the art hybrid quantum/classical optimization and potentially machine learning heuristics.

Closes midday on : 21-Jan-2019