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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Scalable Quantum Computing

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - BarcelonaTECH The Human Resources Strategy for Researchers
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26/10/2022

Job Information

Organisation/Company
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - BarcelonaTECH
Department
Computer Architecture Department - NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya (N3Cat)
Research Field
Environmental science
Environmental science » Earth science
Engineering
Engineering » Communication engineering
Engineering » Computer engineering
Technology
Technology » Communication technology
Computer science
Computer science » Computer systems
Computer science » Computer architecture
Computer science » Computer hardware
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
Other
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
37.5
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
H2020 / ERC
Reference Number
101042080
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

The NaNoNetworking Center in Catalunya (N3Cat) seeks bright and motivated candidates for several projects related to quantum computing, including an ERC Starting Grant and an EIC Pathfinder project with institutions such as Universitat Politècnica de València, EPFL, TU Delft, Equal1, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, University of Siegen, or University of Catania. These projects envision a revolution in computer architecture enabled by the implementation of integrated quantum-coherent in quantum computers.

 

Technical Scope

N3Cat offers a fully funded Postdoc position for one highly qualified, motivated researcher to work on the area of quantum computing architecture enabled by cryogenic interconnects, leading the development of a new breed of multicore quantum computers. The candidate applying to this particular offer would be working in one or several of these tasks:

  • Lead the development of new quantum-coherent interconnection networks at the chip scale.
  • Lead the development and evaluation of radically new quantum computing architectures (both in hardware and in software) that fully exploit the benefits of the modular, interconnected, and possibly wireless quantum architecture approach.
  • Overview of developments in the integration of wireless, quantum, and classical architecture simulators.
  • Mentoring of PhD students of the project.
  • Writing of grant applications as PI with freedom to develop own ideas.

 

Work environment and benefits

The position is fully funded for 1 year, which can be extended to 2 years if the extension conditions are met. The candidate will work within a team of 10-15 members (PI + 1/2 postdoc + 5/7 PhD students + 5/7 undergrads) and help in the management of the group. Moreover, the candidate will work in cooperation with other researchers from project partner universities from the USA, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, or Spain, to name a few. 

The following list is part of the employment package:

  • Competitive salary for a postdoc researcher in Spain (around 35K€/year before tax)
  • Thirty (30) natural days of holidays plus standard bank holidays (all paid)
  • Healthcare benefits (social security) throughout the grant. You will get standard Spanish healthcare benefits which are equivalent to the healthcare provided to Spanish citizens. Public healthcare in Spain is considered among the best in the world.
  • Travel allowance, if coming from abroad: one-way flight tickets from your location to Barcelona.
  • Accommodation, if coming from abroad: 1 natural month at the UPC dorms, specifically at the UPC Campus Residencia Torre Girona.
  • Paid trips to conferences to present your work (based on publications, one or more expected per year).
  • Paid short visits to international collaborators (around one month, once per year)
  • Desktop computer to work on campus.
  • Laptop computer to work outside campus.
  • Personal and research group bonuses will be established once recruitment of the entire team is finalized.

 

Candidate Profile

We welcome doctors in areas related to Computer Science and Computer Architecture, Physics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Telecommunications, with the main topic of their thesis being quantum computing. We expect candidates with excellent publication and service record, willing to lead and develop their own career as PI. We are particularly seeking individuals:

  • Highly motivated and self-sufficient,
  • With attention to detail,
  • Experienced in student supervision and academic service,
  • With good grant management and writing skills,
  • Excellent technical skills in communications and networking, with good background in electromagnetics
  • Proficient in English (both oral and written). The candidate will participate in research papers, international conferences, and project meetings and is thus expected to have strong communication skills in all those environments.

 

Interested candidates can send his/her CV to Sergi Abadal (abadal@ac.upc.edu).

Requirements

Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Research Field
Computer science
Education Level
Master Degree or equivalent
Skills/Qualifications

We welcome doctors in areas related to Computer Science and Computer Architecture, Physics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Telecommunications, with the main topic of their thesis being quantum computing. We expect candidates with excellent publication and service record, willing to lead and develop their own career as PI. We are particularly seeking individuals:

  • Highly motivated and self-sufficient,
  • With attention to detail,
  • Experienced in student supervision and academic service,
  • With good grant management and writing skills,
  • Excellent technical skills in quantum computing, with a good background on communications if possible.
  • Proficient in English (both oral and written). The candidate will participate in research papers, international conferences, and project meetings and is thus expected to have strong communication skills in all those environments.

 

Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent
Research Field
Engineering » Computer engineeringEngineering
Years of Research Experience
1 - 4

Additional Information

Benefits

The position is fully funded for 1 year, which can be extended to 2 years if the extension conditions are met. The candidate will work within a team of 10-15 members (PI + 1/2 postdoc + 5/7 PhD students + 5/7 undergrads) and help in the management of the group. Moreover, the candidate will work in cooperation with other researchers from project partner universities from the USA, Switzerland, Ireland, Germany, or Spain, to name a few.

The following list is part of the employment package:

  • Competitive salary for a postdoc researcher in Spain (around 35K€/year before tax)
  • Thirty (30) natural days of holidays plus standard bank holidays (all paid)
  • Healthcare benefits (social security) throughout the grant. You will get standard Spanish healthcare benefits which are equivalent to the healthcare provided to Spanish citizens. Public healthcare in Spain is considered among the best in the world.
  • Travel allowance, if coming from abroad: one-way flight tickets from your location to Barcelona.
  • Accommodation, if coming from abroad: 1 natural month at the UPC dorms, specifically at the UPC Campus Residencia Torre Girona.
  • Paid trips to conferences to present your work (based on publications, one or more expected per year).
  • Paid short visits to international collaborators (around one month, once per year)
  • Desktop computer to work on campus.
  • Laptop computer to work outside campus.
  • Personal and research group bonuses will be established once recruitment of the entire team is finalized.
Selection process

The selection process will be composed by a first CV screening and up to three interviews.

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Work Location(s)

Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) - BarcelonaTECH
Country
Spain
State/Province
Barcelona
City
Barcelona
Postal Code
08034
Street
C/ Jordi Girona 1-3, D6 Building
Geofield

Where to apply

E-mail
abadal@ac.upc.edu

Contact

State/Province
Barcelona
City
Barcelona
Street
C/ Jordi Girona 1-3, D6 Building
Postal Code
08034
E-Mail
abadal@ac.upc.edu
Phone
(+34)934017423