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Assistant or Associate Professor in Quantum Computer Architectures

The department of Quantum and Computer Engineering (QCE) of TU Delft is looking for an assistant or associate professor in the field of quantum computer …

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Mekelweg, Delft, Zuid-Holland
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
36 - 40 uur


The department of Quantum and Computer Engineering (QCE) of TU Delft is looking for an assistant or associate professor in the field of quantum computer architectures and compilers, who is also eager to collaborate on architectures and compilers for other emerging computing platforms.

QCE's mission is to invent, design, prototype and demonstrate the potential of disruptive computing accelerators by making use of unique features of emerging devices (e.g. qubits, memristors, spintronics, and graphene) Research focuses on computer architectures (such as quantum architectures, neuromorphic architectures, computation-in-memory architectures, big-data architectures, and secure architectures, architectures for edge AI), the design of the interface to technology (such as Cryo-CMOS circuit design for cryogenic quantum processors, memristive-based and graphene-based circuit design), and the required programming flow and interface (such as compilers, mapping tools and simulators)

Emerging computing paradigms and quantum computing in particular 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 becoming a reality, and small and intermediate-scale quantum processors can today run small quantum algorithms. Several quantum technologies can be used for implementing quantum bits (qubits), including superconducting qubits, spin-based qubits, Nitrogen-Vacancy (NV) centres in diamond, and majoranas.    


The Quantum and Computer Engineering department, in collaboration with QuTech (the worldwide leading research centre on Quantum technology, Computing and Internet founded by TU Delft and the Netherlands Organisation for Applied Scientific Research (TNO)), are heavily working on developing, designing and prototyping scalable quantum computers by exploring different quantum technologies, as well as demonstrating their potential for different application domains. Building such computing engines requires a full-stack approach, involving research that is interdisciplinary and encompasses several disciplines; e.g. fabrication and operation of qubits, electronic circuit design, micro-architecture, programming models, compilers, simulator platform, etc.

The candidate is expected to focus on topics such as:

  • Quantum compilers
  • Quantum simulators
  • Quantum computer architecture
  • Emerging computing paradigms and accelerators
  • High-level synthesis and application profiling
  • High-performance and energy-efficient computing

The candidate will actively participate in multidisciplinary collaboration with colleagues within the department of Quantum and Computer Engineering (QCE) as well as with colleagues from 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 supervise PhD and MSc students, write project proposals, and participate in faculty committees.


A tenure-track position is offered for six years. In the fifth year we’ll decide if you will be offered a permanent faculty position, based on performance indicators agreed upon at the start of the appointment. We expect that you have the potential to grow towards an Associate Professor and/or Full Professor role in the future.

Inspiring, excellent education is our central aim. We expect you to obtain a University Teaching Qualification (UTQ) within three years if you have less than five years of teaching experience. This is provided by the TU Delft UTQ programme.
TU Delft sets high standards for the English competency of the teaching staff. The TU Delft offers training to improve English competency. If you do not speak Dutch, we offer courses to learn the Dutch language within three years.

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: E3491-E5826). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arrange.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Additional information

For more information about this vacancy, please contact prof. Said Hamdiou, Department Chair, email: s.hamdiou@tudelft.nl, tel: +31 15 2783643.