PhD Position – Algorithms and Compilation for Quantum ComputersForschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 7,100 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change!
The mission of the Institute for Quantum Computing Analytics (PGI-13) is to model and improve quantum computing systems on multiple levels – from optimal control of the hardware over error mitigation and compilation to application specific quantum algorithms. We focus on working on interfaces between disciplines in large innovative projects that strive for the development of scalable and useful quantum computers. In a tight integration with quantum computer hardware developers, we investigate the applicability of quantum computers towards real-world applications in a hardware-software-codesign paradigm.
We are offering a
PhD Position – Algorithms and Compilation for Quantum Computers
You will explore strategies for optimal compilation of variational quantum algorithms (VQA) on near-term quantum computers. Both the characteristics of the target application and algorithm as well as the target hardware are considered in the context of a hardware-software codesign. This includes:
Conceptual development of error-aware interfaces between firmware and compiler
Development of novel approaches to multi-qubit gates as they occur in VQA such as QAOA
Investigation of modified approaches to VQA
Exploration of gate synthesis for VQA
Incorporation of error mitigation into the compilation algorithms
Implementation and benchmarking of compilation algorithms
Master’s degree in physics, computer science, or a comparable field
Good knowledge of quantum theory, ideally quantum information theory
Proven organizational and communication skills
Ability to work independently in interdisciplinary teams
Good written and spoken English language skills
Ideally good German language skills, both written and spoken
Ideally experience in software development
We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change! We offer ideal conditions for you to complete your doctoral degree:
A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
A highly motivated working group as well as an international and interdisciplinary working environment at one of Europe’s largest research establishments
Outstanding scientific and technical infrastructure
Opportunity to participate in (international) conferences and project meetings
Continuous scientific mentoring by your scientific advisor
Flexible work (location) arrangements, e.g. remote work
Further development of your personal strengths, e.g. through an extensive range of training courses; a structured program of continuing education and networking opportunities specifically for doctoral researchers via JuDocS, the Jülich Center for Doctoral Researchers and Supervisors: https://www.fz-juelich.de/en/judocs
Targeted services for international employees, e.g. through our International Advisory Service
The position is for a fixed term of three years with possible long-term prospects. Pay will be in line with 75% of pay group 13 of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service (TVöD-Bund) and additionally 60% of a monthly salary as special payment (“Christmas bonus”). Pay higher than the basic pay may be possible. Further information on doctoral degrees at Forschungszentrum Jülich including our other locations is available at https://www.fz-juelich.de/gp/Careers_Docs.
We welcome applications from people with diverse backgrounds, e.g., in terms of age, gender, disability, sexual orientation / identity, and social, ethnic and religious origin. A diverse and inclusive working environment with equal opportunities, in which everyone can realize their potential, is important to us.
We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible via our Online Recruitment System!
Questions about the vacancy?
Please feel free to contact us via our contact form. Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.
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How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application. The job will be advertised until the position has been successfully filled. You should therefore submit your application as soon as possible via our Online Recruitment System! Questions about the vacancy? Please feel free to contact us via our contact form. Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email. www.fz-juelich.de # 6 BEST EMPLOYERS IN GERMANY 2023
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
52428 Jülich bei Köln, Germany
Published on March 01, 2023