Assistant Professor of Quantum Algorithms

Copenhagen University
June 20, 2024
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The Novo Nordisk Quantum Computing Programme (NQCP), invites applications for a fixed term Assistant Professor position (2-4 years) in the field of quantum algorithms, with potential for application in chemistry and life science. The appointment can be either at the Niels Bohr Institute or the Department of Chemistry.

Applicants are expected to hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics or Computer Science and be active in the field of quantum computation, ideally applied to chemistry or life science.

The assistant professor's duties will primarily include research, including obligations with regard to publication/scientific communication and research- based teaching with associated examination obligations within quantum computing. To a limited extent this may also include performance of other duties.

The environment The appointment will be in the Department of Chemistry or the Niels Bohr Institute and the appointee will be affiliated with NQCP, As one of the initial leader team appointments in the Algorithms and Applications area of NQCP, the assistant professor is expected to take a leading role in developing the quantum algorithms area within this programme, with a vision to solving problems of chemical and biological significance on fault-tolerant quantum computing hardware.

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Assessment of applicants will primarily consider their level of documented, internationally competitive research. The ability to attract external funding will be considered together with outreach qualifications. Teaching qualifications are not mandatory but documented teaching qualifications and teaching experience will be considered.

Six overall criteria apply for assistant professor appointments at the University of Copenhagen. The six criteria (research, teaching, societal impact, organisational contribution, external funding and leadership) are considered a framework for the overall assessment of candidates. Furthermore, each candidate must be assessed according to the specific requirements stated in the job advertisement. Please read more at stillinger/kriterier-for-videnskabelige-stillinger/dokumenter-til- meritering/5aCriteriaforrecognisingmerit-Assistantprofessors.pdf

Further information on the Department is linked at www. Inquiries about the position can be made to Gemma Solomon, [email protected]

The position is open from 15 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Terms of employment The position is covered by the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff.

Terms of appointment and payment accord to the agreement between the Ministry of Finance and The Danish Confederation of Professional Associations on Academics in the State.

Negotiation for salary supplement is possible.

The application, in English, must be submitted electronically by clicking APPLY NOW below.

Appointment will be subject to receipt of a security clearance.

Please include

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Diplomas (Master and PhD degree or equivalent)
  • Research plan – description of current and future research plans in the context of NQCP
  • If available, description and documentation of teaching and supervision experience and qualifications - please describe and document:
  • Experience with supervision of BSc and MSc students
  • Teaching experience
  • Formal pedagogical training
  • Complete publication list
  • Separate reprints of 5 particularly relevant papers
  • The deadline for applications is 20 June 23:59 GMT +2

    After the expiry of the deadline for applications, the authorized recruitment manager selects applicants for assessment on the advice of the Interview Committee.

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