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Tenure-track position in the area of quantum algorithms and applications of quantum computers

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam invites excellent researchers to apply for a tenure-track position in the area of quantum …

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Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Science Park, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
40 uur
Salarisindicatie:
€ 3682 - € 5757 per maand
Opleidingsniveau:
Postdoctoraal

Functieomschrijving

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) in Amsterdam invites excellent researchers to apply for a tenure-track position in the area of quantum algorithms and applications of quantum computers. 

QuSoft is the Dutch research Center for Quantum Software that was launched in 2015. Its mission is to develop new communication protocols, algorithms, and applications for small and medium-sized prototypes as well as larger quantum computers. The researchers at QuSoft develop software and applications that exploit the extraordinary power of quantum computers based on their quantum mechanical properties such as superposition, interference and entanglement.

This position is established as part of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) program a 10-year grant funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research. QSC is hosted by three research clusters: Leiden University, QuSoft (collaboration of the University of Amsterdam, the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science CWI, and Free University Amsterdam) and the Delft institute QuTech (a collaboration between Delft University of Technology and the Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research TNO).

You are expected to contribute to the aims of the QSC program (http://www.quantumsc.nl/ABOUT-QSC2/About-QSC/) for the duration of the grant, and in particular to find synergy with related research in the quantum algorithms research directions at QuSoft.

You will get a start-up package consisting of a PhD and a postdoc position, to enable a quick start of your research program. The appointment will be on a tenure-track basis with the prospect of a tenured position following a successful evaluation after maximally 5 years.

Functie-eisen

We are looking for an excellent scientist with recognized expertise in quantum computing and quantum information processing in general. You find inspiration in collaborations within different fields of interest like computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry etc. You should have a successful scientific track record in quantum information. Most importantly, you will display the ability and capacity to develop an independent research program of funded research.

The position is located at the CWI and as such there are no teaching requirements. However, you are expected to collaborate on the development of course material in quantum software, and occasionally teach a course on this material at the University of Amsterdam.

CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavor to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

We especially invite qualified women to apply.

Conditions

The position is initially for three or five years depending on knowledge and experience. Consideration for a tenured position at the start may be given to exceptionally well-qualified individuals.

At the end of a successful tenure track term a permanent scientific staff position will be offered. Criteria for evaluation comprise a track record of publications that is well above average, and the ability to acquire funding and to build up an (inter)national network and reputation and to supervise PhD’s.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labor Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). Depending on relevant work experience, the gross monthly starting salary for an employee on a full-time basis ranges from € 3,682 to € 5,757.

Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.

CWI expects its tenure-track researchers to speak Dutch at the end of the tenure track.

Additional information

Additional information can be obtained from Prof. Harry Buhrman, email: buhrman@cwi.nl.

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