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Research Fellow (104462-0921)

University of Warwick - Department of Physics

Location: Coventry
Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 8th September 2021
Closes: 5th October 2021
Job Ref: 1879196

Full-time, fixed-term contract for 24 months (starting no later than 1 March 2022, with a possibility of extension).

The Department of Physics seeks to appoint a Research Fellow in the area of quantum verification, with particular emphasis on applying quantum accreditation to problems in physics and quantum annealing.

The position is based in the quantum information science group of Dr Animesh Datta at the University of Warwick, UK, and is part of a multi-institution project involving partner groups at Durham University, University College London, and London South Bank University, funded under the ExCALIBUR cross-cutting theme.

The post will develop theoretical schemes to perform quantum accreditation for common classes of physics simulation problems such as material science and fluid dynamics. Schemes will also be developed to apply quantum accreditation to quantum annealers. Particular emphasis is to be placed on the experimental feasibility of these schemes. The overall goal will be to develop quantum accreditation applicable to quantum simulations of physically relevant problems.

You should possess or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in theoretical physics, mathematics, or computer science, and have a strong background in quantum computation and simulation. Candidates are expected to demonstrate familiarity with quantum verification and accreditation.

You will work with graduate students and other PDRFs in the quantum information science group of Dr Animesh Datta, as well as in the partner groups.

You will be an excellent communicator, capable of working effectively both independently and as part of the broader research team. You will demonstrate strong written and verbal communication skills, and maintain a current knowledge of the relevant quantum computing and simulation literature. You will possess excellent planning and time management skills to ensure your research objectives are achieved effectively.

Your application should include a CV, a list of publications, a statement of research interests, and the contact information of three referees. The post reference number should be quoted in all correspondence.

If you have not yet been awarded your PhD but are near submission or have recently submitted your PhD, any offers of employment will be made as Research Assistant on level 5 of the University grade structure (£30,497. Upon successful award of your PhD and evidence of this fact, you will be promoted to Research Fellow on the first point of level 6 of the University grade structure (£31,406 pa).

Informal inquiries can be made to Dr Animesh Datta (a.datta@warwick.ac.uk). Further details about the research group may be obtained at www.warwick.ac.uk/qinfo.

Full details of the duties and selection criteria for this role can be found in the vacancy advert on the University of Warwick’s jobs pages. You will be routed to this when you click on the Apply button.

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