Postdoc positions in mathematical quantum information (RIKEN, Japan)

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The newly established Mathematical Quantum Information research team at RIKEN is recruiting two postdoctoral researchers for a period of 2 years each. The positions can begin as soon as possible.

The successful candidates will work on the project "Foundations of quantum resources: mathematical theory for the structure and applications of quantum phenomena", which is a broad and open-ended investigation of the mathematical foundations of quantum information, and will offer a large degree of flexibility.

Topics of particular interest include: quantum resource theories, theory of entanglement, classical and quantum Shannon theory, convex optimisation problems in quantum information, quantum foundations.
Candidates from more mathematically-oriented backgrounds (e.g. functional analysis, matrix analysis) are also encouraged to apply.

What is required

  • A PhD degree in mathematics, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, or a related discipline.
  • A strong track record of research in quantum information or closely related areas.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills, independence, and self-motivation.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. (Japanese is not required.)

What you will get

  • A salary of ¥550,000 JPY per month.
  • Housing allowance (up to ¥40,000 per month, or ¥60,000 if living with a family), commuting allowance, and a relocation allowance.
  • Travel/research funding of approximately ¥1,000,000 per year.
  • A large degree of freedom and flexibility in research directions.
  • Flexible work location. Our main offices are located on the main RIKEN campus in Wako, Saitama (20–30 minutes from central Tokyo). However, we encourage a hybrid working mode, and partial remote work arrangements are available.
  • Opportunities for collaborations in the RIKEN Centre for Quantum Computing and several other divisions of RIKEN.
  • Support for applications to independent postdoctoral fellowships such as RIKEN's Special Postdoctoral Researchers Program or the JSPS International Fellowship for Research in Japan. Successful applicants can use such fellowships to extend their stay in Japan.
  • How to apply

    Please see the official announcement on the RIKEN website. All information regarding the formal application process can be found there.

    There is no hard deadline. The review of the applications will begin in July 2023 and will continue until the positions are filled.

    Enquiries may be directed to Bartosz Regula at [firstname].[lastname]