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Assistant/Associate Professor Quantum Computer Architecture

Quantum computers will revolutionize science and society by solving problems that are intractable for any conventional computer, even for today’s most …

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Stevinweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur
€ 3637 - € 6738 per maand


Quantum computers will revolutionize science and society by solving problems that are intractable for any conventional computer, even for today’s most powerful supercomputers. Quantum computing is already a reality as small and intermediate-scale quantum processors can today run small quantum algorithms. Several quantum technologies can be used for implementing quantum bits (qubits). Some of them, such as superconducting qubits, spin-based qubits, Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centres in diamond, and majoranas, are currently being developed at QuTech,  a worldwide leading research centre on Quantum technology, Computing and Internet founded by TU Delft and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO).  Building a quantum computer does not entail only fabricating more and better qubits, analogously to classical computers which do not only require transistors and integrated circuits but rely on a complex hardware/software computer architecture. The Quantum and Computer Engineering department (of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science of TU Delft) which closely work with QuTech performs a strong interdisciplinary research on the full stack of quantum computer (e.g., Quantum Logic, Quantum programming language, micro-architecture, simulator platform, etc.) to enable the design, the development and the demonstration of quantum processors and their potential.

The candidate will focus on the research and development of essential parts of full-stack systems, targeting current and near-term Noisy Intermediate-Scale Quantum (NISQ) devices as well as future large-scale quantum processors. This research is envisaged to include topics such as:
• Methodologies for adapting quantum algorithms to the constraints of the quantum processor (also known as mapping problem)
• Methodologies for design of quantum chip architectures
• Fault tolerance for quantum information processors.
• Quantum compilers and simulators.
• Protocols for the characterization of noise in quantum information processors, and realistic error models for the simulation of quantum algorithms under noise.

The candidate will actively participate in multidisciplinary collaboration with colleagues within the department of Quantum and Computer Engineering (QCE) as well as within QuTech. He/she will contribute to the development and teaching of quantum and non-quantum computing courses and educational programmes at BSc and MSc level. He/she will also contribute to the Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing roadmap of QuTech and the work within the QuTech-Intel partnership.


• PhD degree in computer engineering, electrical engineering, computer science or a closely related discipline, with outstanding academic credentials.
• Background and experience in computer architecture and preferably with knowledge in quantum computing, quantum computer architecture, and compilers.
• Experience in leading and managing research programs.
• Experience in supervision of MSc and/or PhD students.
• Teaching experience at the Bachelor and/or Master level.
• The ambition to be a future scientific leader in the area of Quantum Computing.


For candidates at the Assistant Professor level we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract. The duration of the temporary position is depending on (academic) experience. At the start of your employment, section leader, department leader and you will agree upon expected performance and (soft) skills as part of a development plan. You will receive formal feedback on performance and skills during annual assessment meetings and during a formal evaluation after a maximum of 2.5 years. If the performance and skills are evaluated positively, you will be employed in a permanent Assistant Professor position.
For candidates at the Associate Professor level we offer an initial temporary position with the prospect of a permanent contract.  The duration of the temporary position is a maximum of 1 year. After a positive performance assessment, you will be employed in a permanent Associate Professor position.
The salary range for an Assistant Professor position is 3.637 – 5.656 euro gross per month.  The salary range for an Associate Professor position is 5.039 – 6.738 euro gross per month.  Starting salary for Assistant and Associate Professor is based on level of knowledge and (postdoctoral) experience.
Each position comes with a start-up package including funding for research travel and a four year PhD student position.
TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional information

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Prof. Said Hamdioui, department chair, email: s.hamdioui@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 27 83643.
For information about the selection procedure, please contact Marjolein van der Heijden, HR Advisor, email: vacancies-eemcs@tudelft.nl.

Send your resume and cover letter before June 16, 2020, mentioning vacancy number EWI2020-28, to vacancies-eemcs@tudelft.nl, to the attention of Said Hamdioui.


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