Postdoc Position in Quantum Information and Computation

We are inviting applications for a fully-funded postdoc position in quantum information – a vibrant research field at the interface of computer science, mathematics, and physics. This is a broad search and we are looking for excellent researchers in all areas of the field, including but not limited to: quantum information; quantum algorithms and complexity; quantum cryptography; many-body quantum information; quantum programming and formal methods; mathematical foundations and connections. You will be part of a diverse interdisciplinary international team that creatively combines ideas from different areas to make progress on central questions in the field. Please see our homepage and publications (qi.rub.de) for an overview of current research directions in the group.

At Bochum, you can expect an excellent research environment that spans across many areas of computer science and mathematics, including the Cluster of Excellence CASA and the Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy. In addition to exciting research projects and a friendly and stimulating work environment, we can offer a generous travel budget that allows for attending relevant conferences and summer schools to present your work to the international community, visiting collaborators, etc. You will be employed on a fully-funded position (100%, E13 salary) with an initial appointment of two years. The starting date is negotiable, but is ideally in fall or winter 2024.

Your profile

  • You have an excellent academic track record in one of the research areas mentioned above.
  • You are curiosity driven, enjoy combining creativity with mathematical precision, and are open to interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English (no German required).

How to apply?

Please email qi@rub.de with subject "QI Postdoc Position" and the following information in a single PDF file:

  • Brief cover letter describing your background and research interests
  • CV, including list of publications
  • Electronic contact details of 2 referees
  • Any other relevant material (PhD thesis or draft, GitHub link, ...)

Applications received by July 27, 2024 will receive full consideration. Late applications will be considered until all positions are filled. We strongly encourage applications from members of any underrepresented group in our research area.

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