Quantum AI Researcher

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI)

The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) invites applications for the open position for
Quantum AI Researcher.
This full-time position is initially for a limited period of three years. The QAI researcher at DFKI is expected to focus on basic research and development of novel hybrid quantum-classical AI (Quantum AI) algorithms for selected, computationally hard AI problems with applications in the automotive industry including optimal production planning and collision-free navigation of self-driving cars. In particular, the extent to which the adaptation of selected classical AI methods for quantum computing using suitable existing and possibly further or newly developed quantum algorithms (quantum circuits) is theoretically feasible and beneficial shall be investigated in depth. Apart from simulation on a classical computer, the partial execution of developed hybrid QAI algorithms on a real quantum computer available for this purpose by our partners is part of the investigation.
This researcher position at DFKI comes with the option of advancing to senior level after default probation period subject to respective evaluation result.
The position requires a Ph.D. or excellent M.Sc. degree either in computer science with focus on AI, or in physics with focus on quantum computing. Good knowledge of the mathematics of quantum computation and quantum algorithms, and basics in the AI fields of machine learning, in particular deep reinforcement learning, and optimisation is required. Programming experience (e.g., Python, Java, C++, TensorFlow/-Q, Xanadu PennyLane, IBM QISKit), a good command of written and spoken English, a high level of commitment, strong teamwork skills and ability to work independently are expected.
The DFKI is one of the worldwide largest AI research centers and located on an awarded location for computer science in the city of Saarbruecken in Southwestern Germany. The basic research in the future-oriented Quantum AI field with application to automotive industry will be carried out in the DFKI Agents and Simulated Reality department led by Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek, under the supervision of PD Dr. Matthias Klusch in the Intelligent Information Systems research team.
In particular, the QAI research will be carried out within a joint project with partners from quantum labs in the automotive industry and Jülich Supercomputing Centre JSC.

How to apply

To apply, please send your meaningful application (including cover letter; professional CV; scanned copies of relevant transcripts of records and certificates) in digital form (one printable PDF file) and with reference to the job ID 27-21/PS by email to PD Dr. Matthias Klusch at matthias.klusch@dfki.de as soon as possible until May 7, 2021, 3pm CEST. We are looking for a motivated researcher to start as soon as possible!

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Published on April 21, 2021

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