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Postdoctoral Scholar - Quantum Algorithms - Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 10, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Scholar - Quantum Algorithms - Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Mathematics
Application Deadline 03/01/2024
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Physics - General
    Mathematics/Applied Mathematics

Postdoctoral Scholar - Quantum Algorithms - Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley

Position overview

Position title: Postdoc-Employee
Salary range: The UC postdoc salary scales set the minimum pay determined by experience level at appointment. See the following table(s) for the current salary scale(s) for this position: A reasonable estimate for this position is $72 ,000 to $85,000.

Percent time: 100%

Anticipated start: Summer 2024

Position duration: Two years, with the possibility of renewal for an additional year based on performance and availability of funding.

Application Window
Open date: November 8, 2023

Most recent review date: Friday, Feb 9, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Friday, Mar 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Department of Mathematics at the University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position supervised by Professor Lin Lin. The primary role will be in the development and analysis of quantum algorithms, particularly focusing on:

  • Eigenvalue problems.
  • Open quantum systems.
  • Non-Hermitian quantum dynamics.

While the primary focus is on the areas listed, there is flexibility to work on other topics related to quantum algorithms. Collaborative opportunities abound, as the projects involve active interactions with mathematicians, physicists, and computer scientists.

The selected Postdoctoral Scholar will be expected to:

  • Develop novel quantum algorithms and analyze the algorithmic complexity of new computational approaches.
  • When applicable, implement algorithms numerically, ensuring they are suitable for open-source distribution to the scientific community.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed journals / conferences.
  • Disseminate research results to the broader scientific community in conferences and seminars.
  • Collaborate and integrate with group members. When applicable, mentor junior members of the group.

Labor Contract:

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)
Candidates must hold a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree or be in the process of obtaining a Ph.D. or equivalent international degree at the time of application.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)
Candidates must have obtained their Ph.D. or equivalent international degree by the start date of the job. Candidates should have no more than three years of previous postdoctoral experience by the start date.

Preferred qualifications

  • A PhD in Applied Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, Quantum Information Theory, or related area.
  • Previous experience in the field of quantum algorithms for scientific computing problems.
  • Strong publication record in the area of quantum algorithms for scientific computing problems.

Application Requirements

Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - (e.g. AMS style)
  • List of Publications
  • Statement of Research

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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