PhD or Postdoc Position (f/m/d) for Quantum Computing - Algorithms, Benchmarking, and Simulations
Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH
Conducting research for a changing society: This is what drives us at Forschungszentrum Jülich. As a member of the Helmholtz Association, we aim to tackle the grand societal challenges of our time and conduct research into the possibilities of a digitized society, a climate-friendly energy system, and a resource-efficient economy. Work together with around 6,800 employees in one of Europe’s biggest research centres and help us to shape change!
Supercomputers help us to find solutions to major scientific challenges and are indispensable for modern research. The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) operates one of the most powerful computer systems for scientific and technical applications in Europe and makes it available for research purposes to scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany, and throughout Europe. The Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) integrates quantum computers (QC) and quantum annealers in the form of quantum-classical hybrid computing systems into the modular high performance computing environment of the JSC. In co-operation with the research group for Quantum Information Processing of the JSC, JUNIQ is involved in several cutting-edge research activities developing QCs and quantum algorithms as well as provides access to latest QC technology for researchers and industrial partners. We are looking for four PhD students and four postdoc researchers who want to contribute to one of the most exciting and currently fastest developing research areas.
We are offering several
PhD or Postdoc Positions for Quantum Computing – Algorithms, Benchmarking, and Simulations
Developing and implementing QC algorithms (QAA, QAOA, QSVM), quantum AI algorithms, useage of case-adapted algorithms to test and benchmark latest technology
Advancing JUNIQ’s user platform by integrating QCs into the Modular Supercomputer of JSC
Developing and conducting trainings for QC users
Collaborating with project partners from academia and industry
Presenting research outcomes to project stakeholders and the research community at meetings, conferences, and by publishing in high-impact journals
Master’s degree and/or PhD in quantum physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or related
Interest and/or experience in quantum computer programming
Acquaintance with numerical methods and algorithms, preferably in the domain of QC, such as QAA and QAOA
Interest and/or experience in cloud computing and building cloud computing infrastructure
Interest and/or experience in developing and conduction lectures and/or trainings for QC
Proficiency in writing numerical software, preferably in C++ and Python (especially for Postdoc candidates)
Excellent command of written and spoken English, command of German is helpful
We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change!
For PhD candidates:
Possibility for PhD degree: comprehensive supervision and a focused work plan in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University
Flexible working hours, part-time employment with 29,25 working hours per week, and 30 days of annual leave for a five-day week
Flexible working hours, full-time employment with 39 working hours per week with the option of slightly reduced working hours and 30 days of annual leave
Furthermore, we support you in your work with:
A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
Excellent scientific equipment including the fastest supercomputer in Europe
Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy
We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. The position are limited for at least two years, with possible longer-term prospects. Salary and social benefits are in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant’s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13 TVöD-Bund will apply. For PhD students the remuneration is calculated proportionally to the working hours (75%).
Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.