RESEARCH FIELDPhysics › Mathematical physicsPhysics › Quantum mechanics
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE09/11/2020 00:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONPoland › Kraków
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK40
OFFER STARTING DATE04/01/2021
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020
We are offering two fully funded three-year doctoral student positions to highly motivated and well-qualified applicants to pursue a PhD in the Quantum Error Correction group led by Felix Huber at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. The doctoral project will be in quantum information; including near-term quantum error correction and fault-tolerance, foundations of quantum codes, entanglement theory, and mathematical physics. More specifically, we will work on topics related to
- practical quantum error-correcting codes and fault-tolerant schemes for higher spin systems and their experimental implementation
- the limitations on quantum error correction and on the distribution of quantum correlations.
- methods for the optimization of non-commutative polynomials with tensor structure
- numerical techniques to design experimentally feasible quantum codes.
- invariant methods for entanglement detection
We are looking for an exceptional candidates with strong background in physics or mathematics that have an interest in one or more of these topics. Thus the applicant should have:
- a MSc in physics or mathematics,
- a strong background in quantum information theory and quantum mechanics or mathematical physics, with an interest in theoretical or experimental quantum error correction, entanglement theory, optimization, invariant theory, and/or mathematical physics.
- enthusiasm and high frustration tolerance.
The Quantum Error Correction group is established as a part of a larger project “Near-term quantum computers, optimal implementations and applications” (nisq.eu) funded by Foundation for Polish Science, consisting of the groups Quantum Computing led by Michał Oszmaniec at CTP PAS, Warsaw; Quantum Machine Learning led by Zbigniew Puchała at IITiS Gliwice; and Quantum Resources led by Kamil Korzekwa and Quantum Error Correction led by Felix Huber, both at the Jagiellonian University. The leader of the entire project is Marek Kuś from Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences, the part of the consortium established at Jagiellonian University is led by Karol Życzkowski.
We are an active research group with a culture of friendly open discussion and strong international collaborations.
- Full time employment for 33 months (1 Jan 2021 – 30 Sept 2023), monthly gross salary ~6100 PLN
- Scientific and organizational support, travel funds.
Applications (including curriculum vitae, a scan of the university diploma, an electronic copy or link to the applicants MSc thesis, and the contact details of at least one senior researcher who can provide references) should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject “KrakowPhD”. The candidate is expected to ask the reference letters to be emailed directly to email@example.com before the deadline.
Applications will be reviewed starting from 9 November 2020 until the positions are filled. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview expected to be held mid of November.
Successful candidates can be associated with the Doctoral School at the Jagiellonian University, which requires a separate enrollment process that we can assist with.
For questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
REQUIRED EDUCATION LEVELPhysics: Master Degree or equivalentMathematics: Master Degree or equivalent
- MSc degree in Physics or Mathematics.
- Good knowledge of quantum physics and quantum information or mathematical physics, strong mathematical background
- Ability to communicate clearly (fluent spoken and written English) and to work in teams
- Enthusiasm and high frustration tolerance
- Research (publications, talks) and programming experience is desired
EURAXESS offer ID: 565576
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