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Advertising division: JSC - Jülich Supercomputing Centre
Reference number: 2021-268

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Supercomputers help us to find solutions to major scientific challenges and are indispensable for modern research. The Jülich Supercomputing Centre (JSC) operates one of the most powerful computer systems for scientific and technical applications in Europe and makes it available for research purposes to scientists at Forschungszentrum Jülich, in Germany, and throughout Europe. The Jülich UNified Infrastructure for Quantum computing (JUNIQ) integrates quantum computers (QC) and quantum annealers in the form of quantum-classical hybrid computing systems into the modular high performance computing environment of the JSC. In co-operation with the research group for Quantum Information Processing of the JSC, JUNIQ is involved in several cutting-edge research activities developing QCs and quantum algorithms as well as provides access to latest QC technology for researchers and industrial partners. We are looking for 4 PhD students and 4 postdoc researchers who want to contribute to one of the most exciting and currently fastest developing research areas.

We are offering several

PhD or Postdoc Positions for Quantum Computing - Algorithms, Benchmarking and Simulations

Your Job:

  • Developing and implementing QC algorithms (QAA, QAOA, QSVM), quantum AI algorithms, use case adapted algorithms to test and benchmark latest technology
  • Advancing JUNIQ’s user platform by integrating QCs into the Modular Supercomputer of JSC
  • Developing and conducting trainings for QC users
  • Collaborating with project partners from academia and industry
  • Presenting research outcomes to project stack-holders and the research community at meetings, conferences and by publishing in high-impact journals

Your Profile:

  • Master’s degree and/or PhD in quantum physics, computer science, electrical engineering, mathematics or related
  • Interest and/or experience in quantum computer programming
  • Acquaintance with numerical methods and algorithms, preferably in the domain of QC, such as QAA and QAOA
  • Interest and/or experience in cloud computing and building cloud computing infrastructure
  • Interest and/or experience in developing and conduction lectures and/or trainings for QC
  • Proficiency in writing numerical software, preferably in C++ and Python (especially for Postdoc candidates)
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, command of German is helpful

Our Offer:

We work on the very latest issues that impact our society and are offering you the chance to actively help in shaping the change!
For PhD candidates:

  • Possibility for PhD degree: comprehensive supervision and a focused work plan in cooperation with RWTH Aachen University
  • Flexible working hours, part-time employment with 29,25 working hours per week, and 30 days of annual leave for a five-day week

For postdocs:

  • Flexible working hours, full-time employment with 39 working hours per week with the option of slightly reduced working hours and 30 days of annual leave

Furthermore, we support you in your work with:

  • A large research campus with green spaces, offering the best possible means for networking with colleagues and pursuing sports alongside work
  • Comprehensive training courses and individual opportunities for personal and professional further development
  • Excellent scientific equipment including the fastest supercomputer in Europe
  • Ideal conditions for balancing work and private life, as well as a family-friendly corporate policy

We offer you an exciting and varied role in an international and interdisciplinary working environment. Limited for at least two years, with possible longer-term prospects. Salary and social benefits in conformity with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Civil Service (TVöD). Depending on the applicant`s qualifications and the precise nature of the tasks, salary grade 13TVöD-Bund. For PhD students the remuneration is calculated proportionally to the working hours (75%).

Forschungszentrum Jülich promotes equal opportunities and diversity in its employment relations.
We also welcome applications from disabled persons.

Additional Information

We look forward to receiving your application until 03.08.2021 via our
Online-Recruitment-System!

Questions about the vacancy?
Get in touch with us by using our contact form.
Please note that for technical reasons we cannot accept applications via email.