University of Jyväskylä

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Computing for Many-body systems

2024-08-31 (Europe/Helsinki)
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We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher with demonstrated experience in quantum computing theory and applications with the aim to study new methodology to study quantum many-body systems. The focus will be on applications involving time-dependent and/or open quantum systems, for applications on near-term quantum computers. Also, the development of new quantum algorithms will be a focus of the project. The project is part of the Finnish Quantum Flagship collaboration.

What we expect from the candidate

  • You have a doctoral degree (or are close to getting one) in physics or related field and demonstrated experience in quantum computing applications
  • In the project, you will conduct theoretical research on the development of quantum computation methodology for the study of quantum many-body systems

We offer

At the University of Jyväskylä, you are a recognized member of our community with a unique opportunity to influence international research. You will be part of our international and multidisciplinary community where everyone’s well-being is important. At the University of Jyväskylä, we offer a magnificent and lively campus area with the opportunity to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle.

Finland has a high standard of living, with free schooling (also in English), affordable childcare, good family benefits, and healthcare. Jyväskylä is located in central Finland in the Finnish Lake District having excellent opportunities for different nature, outdoor, and sports activities. The City of Jyväskylä is a major educational center with a large student population and a vibrant cultural atmosphere. For more information regarding the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä, and living in Finland, see the Handbook for international staff and visitors.

The contract

  • The contract will be for two years, starting on 1 September 2024, or as mutually agreed
  • The annual salary will be approximately 44,000 - 51,000 EUR (gross income, including a holiday bonus), depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.
  • A six-month trial period will be implemented at the beginning of the employment.

The duties, qualification requirements and language skills of a Postdoctoral Researcher are stipulated by the University of Jyväskylä Regulations and language skills guidelines. The PhD degree required for the position must have been completed before starting the position.

How to apply

The application documents that should be included in PDF format:

  1. Curriculum vitae (CV), composed according to good scientific practice and considering the template for researcher´s curriculum vitae by The Finnish Advisory Board on Research Integrity and including contact information of two academics who can provide reference letters
  2. Cover letter including a statement of research interests.
  3. A numbered list of publications
  4. A list of scientific merits and research work (upload instead of the research plan in the application form)
  5. Relevant certificates/diplomas

For further details, please contact Professor Van Leeuwen,

Department of Physics

The primary areas of research at the Department of Physics are materials physics, nuclear physics and particle physics. In materials physics, the core research fields are the physics of nanomaterials and thin films, quantum matter and quantum technologies, light-matter interaction and physics and chemistry of nanoparticles. Nuclear physics concentrates on nuclear astrophysics, nuclear structure and applied accelerator-based research, and particle physics on the physics of the strong interaction and ultrarelativistic heavy-ion collisions, particle cosmology and neutrino physics. The department hosts an Academy of Finland Center of Excellence in Quark Matter. Experimental research at the Department is conducted in the Accelerator Laboratory, the multidisciplinary Nanoscience Center (NSC) and in foreign research centers such as CERN and FAIR.

The University of Jyväskylä is a human-centered environment of 2,500 experts and 14,500 students. Our goal is to create wisdom and well-being for all. JYU's naturally beautiful campus is located in the heart of the city of Jyväskylä. JYU is the third largest employer in Central Finland.

Location: Seminaarinkatu 15

The application form cannot be saved as draft. However, you have 6 hours to complete your application before the timeout. After submitting you can return to edit your application via the link you receive by email. The application can be edited until the application deadline.

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Computing for Many-body systems
Seminaarinkatu 15 Jyväskylä, Finland
Uiterste sollicitatiedatum
2024-08-31 23:59 (Europe/Helsinki)
2024-08-31 22:59 (CET)
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