Postdoctoral Fellow

The Institute for Quantum Computing is inviting applications for postdoctoral positions in all aspects of quantum information processing, bridging areas from fundamental theory to physical implementations.

Quantum information science aims to develop transformational technologies that harness the power of quantum mechanics. The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) is a world-leading institute for research in quantum information at the University of Waterloo. IQC has 17 faculty members whose research programs span the areas of Applied Mathematics, Chemistry, Combinatorics & Optimization, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, and Physics & Astronomy. IQC members have the opportunity to interact with other research groups at the University, such as the Centre for Applied Cryptographic Research, and at the nearby Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. New infrastructure including a nanofabrication and metrology centre is supporting an expansion of our experimental research programs. Next year, IQC will expand into the new Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum Nano Centre, a state-of-the-art facility at the heart of the University of Waterloo campus, which will provide unprecedented opportunities for research, collaboration and innovation.

IQC seeks promising candidates to help advance our understanding of the foundations of quantum information, to develop new quantum applications and algorithms, and to implement these ideas in laboratory experiments and engineered systems. A PhD and proven ability, or strong potential, for excellence in research is required.

To learn more about IQC and for information on how to join as a postdoctoral fellow, please visit the Positions link at

The preferred deadline for receiving applications is November 15th, 2010, but late applications may be considered until positions are filled. Candidates are also encouraged to visit the NSERC ( website to learn about the new prestigious Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship. Please note the very early deadline for Banting PDF applications; qualified candidates should contact a potential supervisor immediately.