Research Fellow in Quantum Information Theory

United Kingdom
£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Dec 28, 2020
Jan 27, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
Are you an ambitious early career researcher with a background in Quantum Computing, Quantum Technologies or Quantum Information Theory?

Do you wish to build on this and develop your career in the direction of emerging Quantum Technologies at a leading UK institute?

In this role, you will work on a range of topics underpinning cutting-edge and emerging Quantum Technologies such as Quantum Computing. You will assist in developing the theory of key resource states ('magic states') that are essential for Quantum Computing, and formulate optimal methods to utilise them within concrete physical scenarios. In addition, you will help develop the theory of Randomised Benchmarking, which is an essential component to assess highly complex quantum systems and their delicate properties. Finally, you will assist in the development of quantum algorithms, both for near-term quantum devices in the so-called NISQ era, and for longer term applications as quantum error-correction methods become feasible.

The position will give you the opportunity to broaden your existing skill-set and collaborate with a range of experts local to Leeds, nationally in the UK, and internationally with leading research centers. The position will also provide you the opportunity to engage with quantum start-ups and develop industrial collaborations. Throughout the 3-years, you will have the opportunity to develop teaching experience, as well as travel and present your work on the global stage.

You will be based in the Theoretical Physics group at Leeds, which has a diverse range of research interests of relevance to the work, such as in Topological Quantum Computation, Quantum Photonics, Many-Body Physics, and Experimental Implementations of Quantum Technologies (see for details). in 2021 the group shall be moving into the new £96m Bragg Centre which will bring together Engineering, Physics and Computing under one roof and provide a vibrant and diverse environment to do exciting work.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr David Jennings , Lecturer in Quantum Information Theory


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