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Lecturer - Quantum Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

The University of Manchester - Science and Engineering

Location: Manchester, Hybrid
Salary: £45,585 to £56,021 per annum depending on relevant experience.
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 1st February 2024
Closes: 25th March 2024
Job Ref: SAE-024446

The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to appoint a new permanent lectureship (assistant professor equivalent) in Quantum Machine Learning, at the intersection of physics, quantum information, quantum technology, and machine learning (ML).

We seek a candidate who has evidence of research output in one or more areas of quantum machine learning, including:

  • Applying quantum computing to ML to achieve quantum advantages over classical approaches.
  • Using classical ML to tackle problems in quantum science.
  • Developing quantum computing approaches to deal with ML problems involving quantum data.

The successful applicant will initiate a research programme and develop collaboration across world-leading research in the Department spanning cosmology to high-energy physics, nanoscience, photonics, and quantum theory.

This post involves developing a research programme that includes interdisciplinary collaborations, supervision of research students and staff, and delivery of undergraduate teaching.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester is a large, highly ranked department for world-class research and teaching (#2 in the UK in REF2021, with 13 Nobel Prize winners linked to the department). We pride ourselves on our commitment to promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access through contributing to the University’s social responsibility agenda, demonstrating a commitment to its policies, activities and delivery of initiatives including our significant early-career fellowship support and the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department has held JUNO Champion status since 2016 for its commitment to achieving gender equality which positively promotes inclusivity for all.

As an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

We support applications from those returning from a career break and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.

For further information, please visit http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/.

What can you expect in return
The University will actively foster a culture of inclusion and diversity and will seek to achieve true equality of opportunity for all members of its community.

What you will get in return:

  • Fantastic market leading Pension scheme.
  • Excellent employee health and wellbeing services including an Employee Assistance Programme.
  • Exceptional starting annual leave entitlement, plus bank holidays
  • Additional paid closure over the Christmas period.
  • Local and national discounts at a range of major retailers.

Our University is positive about flexible working – you can find out more here.

Hybrid working arrangements may be considered.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Any recruitment enquiries from recruitment agencies should be directed to People.Recruitment@manchester.ac.uk.

Any CV’s submitted by a recruitment agency will be considered a gift.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:
Patrick Parkinson Patrick.parkinson@manchester.ac.uk
Or the Head of Department:
Stefan Söldner-Rembold Stefan.soldner-rembold@manchester.ac.uk

General enquiries:
Email: People.recruitment@manchester.ac.uk

Technical support:
https://jobseekersupport.jobtrain.co.uk/support/home

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more.

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