Our team is an interdisciplinary and international consortium that seeks to make foundational advances in the understanding and development of quantum computing. Our view is that the future success of quantum computing critically depends on advances at the most fundamental level, and that large-scale investments in quantum implementations will only pay off if they can draw on additional foundational insights and ideas. While several powerful quantum algorithms are known, the basic techniques they employ are few and far between. Largely, it still remains to be discovered how to systematically harness the quantum for computation.
Location of Tenure: Simon Fraser University (SFU), Department of Mathematics near Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
The selected candidate will be supervised by Prof. Nadish de Silva and work on foundational questions of quantum computation such as: precisely how, and for which class of problems, is quantum advantage achieved? The position is open to a researcher in quantum computation with strong mathematical abilities or to a mathematical researcher interested in quantum computation.
Fellows will benefit from integration into a team of Canada-wide and international scientists: UBC (Raussendorf), Ottawa (Broadbent), Waterloo (Yard), SFU (de Silva), INL Portugal (Galvão, Barbosa), UCL (Abramsky), Stockholm (Bengtsson), Granada (Bermejo-Vega), Sevilla (Cabello), Bilkent (Okay), Gdansk (Sainz).
The position offers a highly competitive salary and travel budget. We strive to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion in all our activities.
Target start date: As soon as possible
Duration: 3 years, renewable yearly
Applications are considered on a continuous basis until the position is filled. Apply ASAP.
Please see the following link for further information and instructions for applications: https://www.sfu.ca/~ndesilva/postdoc/