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Post-doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-doctoral Researcher in Quantum Computing

Maynooth University

Maynooth University
Ollscoil Mhá Nuad
Department of Theoretical Physics
Post-doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-doctoral Researcher
Quantum Computing
The Role
We are seeking to appoint an energetic and enthusiastic Senior Post-doctoral Researcher in Theoretical Physics to work on development of compilers, quantum control protocols and algorithms for quantum information processing in quantum photonic systems as a part of the project “Quantum Computing in Ireland: A Software Platform for Multiple Qubit Technologies” (QCoIr) funded by Enterprise Ireland within the Disruptive Technology Innovation Fund. QCoIr which is the largest quantum computing project in Ireland is coordinated by IBM and involves a number of academic as well as industrial partners. This strategically important partnership makes Department of Theoretical Physics at Maynooth University an excellent place to pursue theoretical physics research in quantum computation in collaboration with relevant experimental efforts as well as to explore its technological applications. In the project, Maynooth University provides theoretical physics expertise to multiple work packages which involve collaborations primarily with Tyndall National Institute, Rockley Photonics and IBM.
The successful candidate will join the group of Prof. Jiri Vala and will be working in a close collaboration primarily with IBM.
Principal Duties
Principal duties involve development of quantum compilers, quantum control protocols and quantum information processing algorithms primarily in the context of quantum photonic systems, and also their implementation in quantum development environment such as IBM Qiskit for example. This includes for example devising protocols for exact and approximate compiling of quantum circuits to physical architectures, simulations and optimization of compilers and development of theoretical and practical tools for their performance assessment, design of quantum control protocols and algorithms within and beyond the conventional qubit paradigm. It is expected that this work will be carried out in a close collaboration primarily with IBM.
Terms and Conditions
This is a full time fixed term position for the initial duration of 12 months which can be extended up to the end of September 30th, 2023 contingent upon successful progress / achievement of project objectives and subject to research funding.
Post-doctoral Researcher:€38,631 per annum (with annual increments)
Senior Post-doctoral Researcher:€45,942 per annum (with annual increments)
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How to apply

Closing Date: 23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 31stJanuary 2021 Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portalat the following link: Interested candidates should send a Curriculum Vitae, Publication List, and a brief Statement of Research Interests (maximum of 4 pages). Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified above. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

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Published on January 11, 2021

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