Postdoc in Quantum Machine Learning at CQTA

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Application deadline: 

Monday, July 31, 2023

For our location in Zeuthen we are seeking:

Postdoc in Quantum Machine Learning at CQTA

Remuneration Group 13 | Limited: 2 years | Starting date: 01.09.2023 | ID: APPO007/2023 | Deadline: 31.07.2023 | Full-time/Part-time | Remote work possible

DESY, with more than 2900 employees at its two locations in Hamburg and Zeuthen, is one of the world's leading research centres. Its research focuses on decoding the structure and function of matter, from the smallest particles of the universe to the building blocks of life. In this way, DESY contributes to solving the major questions and urgent challenges facing science, society and industry. With its ultramodern research infrastructure, its interdisciplinary research platforms and its international networks, DESY offers a highly attractive working environment in the fields of science, technology and administration as well as for the education of highly qualified young scientists.
The Centre for Quantum Technology and Applications (CQTA) invites candidates to apply for a postdoctoral position in Quantum Computing with a focus an Quantum Machine Learning. CQTA is a science-led centre at DESY Zeuthen, which enables researchers from universities, industry, and other research institutions to develop new applications for current and future quantum computers to address questions in science, industry and beyond.

About your role:
The selected candidate will be working with the group of Dr. Karl Jansen. The key duties of the position are:

  • Strengthen the research in Quantum Machine Learning at CQTA, including the development, building and testing of respective quantum algorithms
  • Contribute to the supervision of PhD students, especially those working an Quantum Machine Learning
  • Publish in high-impact journals, present results at workshops and conferences, and establish and strengthen links with other research groups in Germany and abroad
  • Do collaborative work with partners from public institutions and industry, and develop quantum solutions to real-world problems

About you:

  • PhD in physics, mathematics or quantum information theory or equivalent qualification
  • Background in the field of machine learning with background knowledge in Quantum Computing
  • Experience in supervising students

Good reasons to join:
Look forward to a unique working environment on our international research campus. We attach particular importance to appreciative cooperation and the well-being of our DESY employees. Gender equality is an important aspect for us. To support work life balance we offer flexible working hours, variable part-time, job-sharing models and participation in mobile work. You will benefit from our family-friendly and collegial atmosphere, our established health management and occupational pension provision. As a public funded employer, we offer you a secure workplace and facilitate your individual career with our comprehensive training and development opportunities. Remuneration is according to the regulations of the TV-AVH. DESY offers its employees a financial supplement for a German job ticket at both locations.

For further information please contact Enrico Brehm,

Please submit your complete application documents (letter of motivation and research interests, CV, list of publications, relevant certificates and three letters of references). Please use our online tool for the submission of the letters of reference: Additional application documents
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DESY promotes equal opportunities and diversity. The professional development of women is very important to us and therefore we strongly encourage women to apply for the vacant position.
Applications from severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified.
You can find further information here:
Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron DESY
Human Resources Department | Notkestraße 85 | 22607 Hamburg
Phone: +49 40 8998-3392