Open applications for PhD and postdoc positions

If there are no specific positions posted, there are in principle no positions currently available. In case you still want to share your interest in working at QuSoft, please contact the senior researcher working on your topic of interest directly, including a clear description of the research you would be interested to work on. Messages without such a clear and precise description of intended work will most likely not be answered.

Three Faculty Positions in Theoretical Computer Science at University of Amsterdam

The ILLC and Informatics Institute at the University of Amsterdam wish to significantly strengthen their profiles in the area of Theoretical Computer Science, and we currently are inviting applications for three faculty positions (in any area of specialisation, including one in quantum). There are opportunities at the Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor level. We specifically encourage women to apply.
Application deadline: 7 February 2022

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14 Postdoctoral fellows in Stochastics & Algorithmics (COFUND)

The research project NETWORKS is looking for 14 international postdoctoral fellows in mathematics, computer science and quantum computing. Are you interested in the stochastics and algorithmics behind network problems? And would you like to be part of this project with its many activities? Then we invite you to apply for one of these positions.

Application deadline: 15 November 2021
Contract: full time employment contract for 2 years
Salary indication: €2,836 – €4,474 gross per month, based on a fulltime contract
Location: The Netherlands (Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Leiden)

For more information and the application procedure, please see:

Postdoc on Subject of Theory For Near-term Quantum Computers

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the QuSoft research group for a talented Postdoc (2 years), on the subject of theory for near-term quantum computers. They are looking for an excellent scientist with expertise in quantum computing and quantum information processing in general, with a focus on quantum algorithms with medium-term applications and/or the scalable characterization of noisy quantum computers. Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of English.

Quantum computing devices are rapidly increasing in scale and complexity. However they are still very far away from the abstract ideal of a computer. For the foreseeable future, running any kind of useful task or algorithm on such a device means explicitly taking into account their physical limitations. The goal of this project is to do theoretical research in quantum algorithms with an eye towards near-term applications. Potential research topics include the development and study of new error mitigation techniques, the study of benchmarks for noisy quantum computers, and the development of new quantum algorithms more generally.

This position is established as part of the Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) program, a 10-year grant funded by the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science through the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research.

Terms and conditions

Application deadline: 23 December, 2021

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres (“CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen”). The gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time basis, depending on relevant work experience, ranges from € 3,704 to € 4,514. The fulltime appointment will be for a period of one year, with the option to extend to a second year by mutual agreement. Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling.

Please visit the CWI website for more information: