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Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher (Quantum Computing), Department of Theoretical Physics

Maynooth University
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31 Jan, 2021
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Post-Doctoral Researcher/Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher (Quantum Computing), Department of Theoretical Physics

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.

Application Instructions: 

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 31st January 2021

Please note all applications must be made via our Online Recruitment Portal at 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.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University