Postdoc position in Quantum Computing for Combinatorial Optimisation

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Application deadline: 

Saturday, September 30, 2023

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Topic: quantum computing, variational algorithms,
combinatorial optimisation
What: two-year postdoc
Where: Applied Math Dept, ENSTA Paris
Deadlines: position opened till filled,
starting date before end 2023

Description. The applied mathematics department at ENSTA Paris, Institut Polytechnique de Paris, is looking for a talented postdoctoral researcher in quantum computing for combinatorial optimisation. In particular, subjects of interests are variational algorithms, Ansatz design and optimisation, logarithmic problem encoding, combinatorial optimisation. The position is offered for two years in the context of a France-wide collaborative Hybrid Quantum initiative.

Candidate. The potential candidate is required to have a PhD (or at the stage of obtaining one) in either quantum computing, applied mathematics, or operation research, and a keen interest in the all the above. The candidates are expected to conduct their research autonomously, both in theory and by coding their solutions in practice, e.g., in software packages like Qiskit.

Location. ENSTA Paris is one of the oldest engineering schools in France, conveniently located in Palaiseau, south of Paris. ENSTA Paris is a member school of the Institut Polytechnique de Paris. Its applied mathematics department excels in optimisation, operation research, and quantum computing, among other fields.

To apply. Send an email to Andrea Simonetto, , with your CV, your motivation letter, and the name of two referees who can provide a reference letter for you.