Postdoctoral position on Quantum Annealing

–Vacancy already filled–

The Quantum Computing Technologies (QCT) group at the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE) in Barcelona offers a postdoctoral position within the project AVaQus (Annealing-Based Variational Quantum Processors) funded by the FET Open EU program and coordinated by IFAE.

The AVaQus project aims at building a small-scale coherent quantum annealer that is programmable and addresses relevant real-life problems. The project represents an important step towards the consolidation of quantum annealing to become an established quantum computing technology, made in Europe.

The main task for this position will involve leading the workforce from IFAE within project AVaQus in the design, fabrication, and measurement of superconducting flux qubit devices that will be part of a small-scale quantum annealing processor built together with the rest of partners. The candidate will be involved in consortium organization and will represent IFAE at internal project events.

The candidate will closely work in collaboration with the following partners in the AVaQus consortium:

  • Nicolas Roch (Néel Institute CNRS, Grenoble, FR)
  • Ioan Pop (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Karlsruhe, DE)
  • Juan José García-Ripoll (Instituto de Física Fundamental CSIC, Madrid, ES)
  • Martin Weides (University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK)
  • Artur Garcia Saez (Qilimanjaro Quantum Tech SL, Barcelona, ES)
  • Sal Bosman (Delft Circuits Inc, Delft, NL)
  • Michael Marthaler (HQS Quantum Simulation, Karlsruhe, DE)

Interested candidates are expected to hold a doctoral degree in Quantum Physics and must be experienced in experimental superconducting qubit device techniques in at least one of the following areas: quantum optics with superconducting devices, coherent qubit control, quantum simulations with superconducting devices, superconducting qubit fabrication.

Applications should be sent to Pol Forn-Díaz and should include an updated CV with a letter of intent or motivation, and arrange for three letters of recommendation.

The appointment will be for a two years term, with the possibility to renew for a third year. Proposed start of the appointment: October 1st, 2020. The application will be open until the position is filled. For further information, you may contact Pol Forn-Díaz.

IFAE is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace, and we welcome applications from all qualified candidates. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Sending CVs to IFAE implies consent to the institute’s legal warning.

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Pol Forn-Díaz
Leader of the QCT group

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