Senior Research Fellow

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

October 22, 2021

Description

Senior Research Fellow

Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford Grade 9: £48,835 - £56,587 per annum

Oxford is leading the Quantum Computation and Simulation hub which is part of the UK National Quantum Technologies programme. This post calls for an expert researcher to contribute to the development of quantum simulation algorithms that can boost the efficiency of classical computational simulations. A major aim of this work is to implement proof-of-principle simulations on current commercial noisy intermediate scale quantum devices and lab-based alternative platforms like ultracold molecules. A particular focus of our work is on optimization algorithms e.g. for solving quantum impurity problems and quantum systems possessing long-range interactions.

This post is fixed term for 12 months with possible extension of 6 months subject to funding.

The postholder will define, develop and undertake theoretical work and numerical experiments directed towards the research programme. They will have involvement in key decisions on research directions, methodologies and research responsibilities and contribute to establishing strategic research directions.

The successful candidate will be expected to independently write research papers, grant milestone and final reports, as well as presenting results at conferences. Furthermore, they will study and interpret experimental results and propose new setups jointly with experimental collaborators.

The role also involves instruction and leading a team of graduate students and more junior Post-Docs. The post-holder will also manage and monitor research resources and budgets.

Applicants should possess a PhD in Physics or a related area, and possess a strong background in in quantum simulation and knowledge of quantum optics and ultracold atom and molecule physics. Experience in quantum information processing, numerical techniques and computer science are an advantage. A proven track record in developing quantum simulation algorithms is essential.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate a proven track record of significant post-doctoral research experience, ability to take forward a research project independently and to deliver output, communication and analysis skills, as well as the ability to lead a team of junior researchers.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to: Professor Dieter Jaksch dieter.jaksch@physics.ox.ac.uk

Only applications received before midday 22 October 2021 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 153331 Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 22-Oct-2021 12:00 Contact Email : recruitment@physics.ox.ac.uk

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