The Department of Informatics is looking to recruit a Reader in Quantum Computing.
This is an exciting time to join us as we continue to grow our department and realise our vision of a diverse, inclusive and innovative department of Informatics at one of the most prestigious universities in the UK. We seek applicants who will support us in our ambitions in inclusivity and diversity.
As we continue to grow and strengthen our department and given the increased research activity in quantum computing across the department and faculty, we are seeking to appoint a Reader in quantum computing. The aim of this position is to expand the departmental research in quantum computing, provide leadership in this area, and coordinate efforts in a strategic manner. A wide range of research topics are of interest, including but not limited to, quantum information science, quantum algorithms, quantum software engineering, quantum machine learning, quantum communication. (Candidates with a focus on cryptography are invited to apply for a dedicated position that we advertise in parallel). Outstanding candidates engaged in research and teaching which complements that of the existing members of the Department will be considered favourably.
To realise our mission, we look at computer science and quantum computing challenges with a broad perspective and regularly sit in the program committees of and publish in top-tier and well-known venues of computer science. Top-quality research establishes members of the Department as leaders in their fields, but it is its transformative aspect that provides the opportunity to serve the society while supporting King’s as an outstanding institution in science and technology. As such, the Department has strong links with industry, which engages with us in collaborative research projects.
We offer undergraduate and postgraduate education (in both computer science and artificial intelligence), catering for the needs of our students and the industries in which they will work. It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment needed to ensure the success of these programmes. The successful applicant for this post will be involved in delivering teaching in core areas of computer science.
The successful candidate will be invited to join a research group aligned with their research activity and will have the opportunity to contribute to departmental hubs. Research collaboration across research groups, with departmental hubs and with other Departments in the Faculty and across the College is strongly encouraged.
Applicants must have a PhD, an excellent publication record, and an established record of research funding. It is essential that applicants have the enthusiasm and commitment required to contribute to the further development of the research standing of the Department of Informatics, and to make a full contribution to teaching and administrative activities.
Diversity is positively encouraged with a number of family-friendly policies, including the operation of a core hours policy, the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example maternity leave. The Department of Informatics is committed to ensuring an inclusive interview process and will reimburse up to £250 towards any additional care costs (for a dependent child or adult) incurred as a result of attending an interview for this position.
For further information about the Department of Informatics at King’s, please see https://nms.kcl.ac.uk/luc.moreau/informatics/overview.pdf.
This post will be offered on an indefinite contract
This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent