Vacancy Type/Job category
£32,348 - £42,155 per annum
University of Warwick, Coventry
Fixed-term contract for 24 months, 1.0 FTE.
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position in the area of theoretical quantum
computation and information is available at the University of Warwick. The
position is a fixed term contract for 2 years, available in connection with an
EPSRC New Horizons project led by Drs Tom Gur (Warwick Computer Science) and
Animesh Datta (Warwick Physics) and. The research project is a collaboration
between the departments of Computer Science and Physics at the University of
Warwick, aimed at developing efficient property testing algorithms for quantum
You will need to have a strong background in theoretical computer science and
quantum computing/information. You will need to have (or expect to obtain
shortly) a PhD in the relevant area. You should provide with your application
form a CV, including a list of publications and the names and contact details
of three references, and a research statement.
If you are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD but have not
yet had it conferred, any offers of employment will be made as Research
Assistant at the top of level 5 of the University grade structure (£31,411).
Upon receipt of evidence of the successful award of your PhD, you will be
promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University
grade structure (£32,348).
We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible
working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there
are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so.
For further information, please contact Dr Animesh Datta and Dr Tom Gur.
The University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national
initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation,
progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with
caring responsibilities including a generous
maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, onsite childcare
facilities and a childcare vouchers scheme.
We strongly endorse the principles of Athena SWAN, including a supportive and
flexible working environment, with commitment from all levels of the
organisation in promoting gender equity.
We welcome applications from individuals who identify with any of the
protected characteristics defined by the Equality Act 2010. We are supportive
of staff with caring responsibilities.
The Department of Computer Science is proud to embrace inclusion and cultural
diversity and supports flexible working practices.
Interview Date: TBC.
To undertake cutting-edge research in theoretical quantum computation and
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Conducting high-quality research in theoretical quantum computation and
information, and publishing results in leading international conferences and
2. Attending and presenting research findings and papers at top conferences
3. Assisting in the organisation of research meetings/workshops in the areas
relevant to the project.
4. Contributing fully to the departmental research activities.
The duties and responsibilities are not intended to be an exhaustive list but
provide guidance on the main aspects of the job. You will be required to be
flexible in your duties.
The Person Specification focuses on the knowledge, skills, experience and
qualifications required to undertake the role effectively. This is measured by
(a) Application Form, (b) Test/Exercise, (c) Interview, (d)
Essential Criteria 1
Possession of a PhD or an equivalent qualification (or close to completion)
in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a related subject. (a)
Essential Criteria 2
Good quality research publications. (a)
Essential Criteria 3
Ability to initiate, develop, and deliver high quality research. (a, c)
Essential Criteria 4
Good effective communication skills. (c, d)
Essential Criteria 5
Good interpersonal skills. (c, d)
Essential Criteria 6
Ability to work independently and as part of a research group. (a, c, d)
Essential Criteria 7
Ability to initiate, plan, organise and deliver a research programme and to
work to tight deadlines. (a, c, d)
Desirable Criteria 1
Profound knowledge of quantum algorithms and quantum information theory. (a,
Desirable Criteria 2
Experience in property testing or sublinear-time algorithms. (a, c)
The Department of Computer Science at the University of Warwick is one of the
top-ranking computing departments in the United Kingdom. In the most recent
national research evaluation exercise published in 2014 (REF 2014), the
Department was ranked 2nd of all UK computer science departments. The
department is especially renowned for its excellence in theoretical aspects of
The Centre for Discrete Mathematics and its Applications (DIMAP) is an
internationally renowned centre of excellence in algorithms, discrete
mathematics and combinatorics, theoretical computer science and mathematical
aspects of operational research. It is led by a number of internationally
recognised researchers and has an extensive programme of scientific seminars,
international workshops and conferences, and visiting researchers.
For further information about the University of Warwick, please read our
University Further Particulars.
For further information about the department, please visit the departmental
Warwick is committed to building an organisation of mutual respect and
dignity, promoting a welcoming, diverse and inclusive working and learning
environment. We recognise that everyone is different in a variety of visible
and non-visible ways, and that those differences are to be recognised,
respected, and valued. Where possible, we go beyond legislation to provide a
place where everyone can thrive, supporting all staff to achieve their full
potential. We aspire to remove economic, social and cultural barriers that may
otherwise prevent people from succeeding.
We therefore welcome and encourage applications from all communities
regardless of culture, background, age, disability, sex/gender, gender
identity or expression, ethnicity, religion/belief, or sexual or romantic
orientation. To find out more about our social inclusion work at Warwick visit
our webpages here.
The University of Warwick is one of the six founder institutions of the
EUTOPIA European University alliance, whose aim is to become by 2025 an open,
multicultural, confederated operation of connected campuses.
Right to work in the UK
If you do not yet have the right to work in the UK and/or are seeking
sponsorship for a Skilled Worker visa in the UK points-based immigration
system please click on this link which contains further information about
obtaining right to work in the UK and details about eligibility for
sponsorship for a Skilled Worker Visa.
Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy
As an organisation using the (DBS) Disclosure and Barring Service to assess
applicants' suitability for positions of trust, the University of Warwick
complies with the DBS Code of Practice and undertakes not to discriminate
unfairly against any subject of a Disclosure on the basis of a conviction or
other information revealed. More information is available on the University's
Vacancy pages and applicants may request a copy of the DBS Code of Practice.
18 Oct 2022