Konkurs na stanowisko adiunkta w projekcie prof. Marka Kusia

Position in the project: Post-doc
Scientific discipline: Theoretical physics
Job type (employment contract/stipend): Part-time (50%) employment contract
Number of job offers: 1
Remuneration/stipend amount/month: 6282,46 PLN postdoc. Expected net salary 5000 PLN (1070 EURO)

Position starts on: June 2022 (starting date is flexible)
Maximum period of contract/stipend agreement: 28.09.2023
Institution: Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Project leader: Prof. dr hab. Marek Kuś / Group leader, dr hab. Michał Oszmaniec

Project title:

Near-term quantum computers: challenges, optimal implementations and applications.

The project is carried out within the Team-Net programme of the Foundation for Polish Science

Project description:

Quantum computers promise savings in time and effort necessary to perform certain computational tasks, which themselves are of great practical relevance for many branches of science and industry. Building a working quantum computer is a notoriously difficult task due to the destructive influence of noise and decoherence affecting large-scale quantum systems. Therefore, one expects that in the near future only devices consisting of a limited number of imperfect qubits (basic units of quantum computers) will be available. Our project aims to characterize the computational power and to investigate possible practical applications of such devices. To realize these ambitious goals, we will form a network of closely collaborating research groups working on cutting-edge aspects of quantum computing: quantum machine learning, control of quantum systems, quantum error-correction and identification resources responsible for quantum speed up.

Key responsibilities include:

1. Conducting research
2. Writing scientific papers.
3. Supervision of PhD students
4. Participation in scientific conferences

Profile of candidates/requirements:

1. Having a doctoral degree in mathematical or physical sciences;
2. Good knowledge of the subject:
a. Quantum information theory
b. Quantum computing
c. Mathematical physics confirmed by authorship or co-authorship of publications from the above-mentioned fields
3. Optionally (not all skills are required at the same time):
a. programming experience (C ++, Python or Matlab),
b. experience in programming on quantum computers (Qiskit, Forest)
4. Fluent spoken and written English;
5. Ability to work in a team.

Required documents:

1. Curriculum vitae;
2. Research record with a list of publications, and list of research projects (especially those in which the candidate was the principal investigator); PDF files of up to five most important papers of the candidates; a list of talks at conferences and workshops, and a list of academic prizes and awards;
3. Motivation letter
4. Document confirming PhD degree (copies of Master, PhD, habilitation diplomas)
5. Names and contact details (e-mail addresses) of two senior researchers who may act as reference for the candidate (The candidate is expected to contact the reference and ask them to email reference letter to rekrutacja@cft.edu.pl annotated with MK/09/2022. The letter must be sent before the deadline.).

We offer part-time employment, with the possible further extensions.
The Institute does not provide accommodation.

Submit by email to email address: rekrutacja@cft.edu.pl
Please write in the title of the email MK/09/2022

Application deadline: 12:00 CEST 13.06.2022

An interview is expected. Selection committee reserves the right to invite for the interviews only preselected candidates. The interviews will be held in June (the confirmation will be sent to the prospect candidates shortly after the application deadline).

Seniority of the candidates will not be preferred by default. Instead, the selection committee we will evaluate the expertise of candidates, having in mind their qualifications and achievements at the career stage they are at the moment.

According to Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016, we also require that by applying, a candidate expresses his/her consent to the processing by the Centre for Theoretical {Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences of his/her personal data needed for the recruitment process.