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Position in the project: Post-doc / Quantum Software Engineer
Scientific discipline: Computer science / Physics / Mathematics
Job type (employment contract/stipend): Full time employment contract
Number of job offers: 1
Remuneration/stipend amount/month:

15000 PLN Full renumeration costs. Expected net salary
10000 PLN (2300 Euro)

Position starts on: 01.07.2021 (starting date is flexible)
Maximum period of contract 2.5y
Institution: Center for Theoretical Physics, Polish Academy of Sciences
Project leader: Dr hab. Michał Oszmaniec
Project title:

National Supercomputing Infrastructure for EuroHPC - EuroHPC PL

Project description:

The main goal of the project is to develop comprehensive library
for characterization, certification, and error-mitigation of for near-
term quantum computers (including prototypes of IBM quantum
computers). We will design modules for effective characterization
and mitigation of errors on these devices. We will use the latest
scientific research in the field of quantum computing while being
compatible with the Qiskit environment (in particular, Qisqit Terra
and Ignis). The performance of obtained methods will be tested on
paradigmatic quantum algorithms and quantum tasks carried out on
real-life quantum hardware.
This project is a part of a larger initiative aiming at providing access
to quantum computers to the industry and scientific community in
Poland. The resource-efficient characterization and error mitigation
schemes will allow the use of the full potential of noisy and
imperfect quantum computers both for research purposes and for
potential practical applications such as quantum chemistry or
combinatorial optimization problems.

Key responsibilities include:

Conducting surveys of currently available methods of characterization and error mitigation on NISQ devices
Developing software for quantum characterization and error-mitigation on NISQ devices
Developing visualization packages for error mitigation and characterization
Designing proof-of-principle experiments for testing of the developed software
Preparation of progress reports and documentation for the project
Integration with Qiskit and other quantum programing environments

Profile of candidates/requirements:

PhD (at the moment of starting of the position) in quantum information, quantum computation, mathematics, computer science or related fields
Strong publication/ project record in relevant discipline
Familiarity with basics of quantum computing, especially with the NISQ paradigm, basics of open quantum systems, generalized quantum measurements
Familiarity with basics of open quantum systems i.e.
Flexibility to work across different aspects of quantum software and underpinning theory
Programming experience (C ++, Python or Matlab),
Experience with quantum software development environments (e.g., Cirq, Qiskit, Forest)

Required documents:

Curriculum vitae.
Research record with a list of publications, R&D and research and programming projects.
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.
Motivation letter.
Name and contact details (e-mail addresses) of at least one senior researcher who may act as reference for the candidate (The candidate is expected to
contact the reference and ask them to email reference letter to oszmaniec@cft.edu.pl. The letter must be sent before the deadline.).

We offer:

Full-time employment for the period of one year with the possible further extensions (maximally for the period of up to 2.5 years).
Working in the friendly and energetic environment of passionates of quantum computing (website of the group: www.quantin.pl)
Access to quantum hardware

Please submit the following documents to:

Submit to email address: oszmaniec@cft.edu.pl
Please write in the title of the email “NTQC Software Engineer

Application deadline: 12:00 CEST 10.06.2021

An interview is expected. Selection committee reserves the right to invite for the interviews only preselected candidates.

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.