Postdoctoral position in Quantum Computing and Quantum Information Theory at ICTP/SAIFR (São Paulo)

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Application deadline: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Postdoctoral position in the fields of quantum computing, quantum information theory, and foundations of quantum mechanics.

The postdoc will work with Prof. Leandro Aolita, who will be a regular visiting fellow at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics - South American Institute for Fundamental Research (ICTP/SAIFR), in São Paulo, Brazil,

The centre — created in 2011 as a collaboration of ICTP (Trieste), the São Paulo State University (UNESP), and the São Paulo Research Funding Agency — has rapidly positioned itself as a South American hub for theoretical physics. It is located in the vibrant city of São Paulo and has a large number of postdocs and visitors, with an effervescent scientific agenda throughout the year. For further information about the centre see:

The postdoctoral fellowship will be for 2 years, with a possible extension for another 2 years, and will pay an annual tax-free salary of 86,000 Brazilian reais (about 2,200 US dollars monthly) as well as a yearly allowance of 12,900 Brazilian reais (about 3950 US dollars) for travelling and research expenses. In addition to that, other funds may be available too, and ICTP/SAIFR postdocs also have access to ICTP-SAIFR funds to invite visitors and organize activities.

Successful candidates should demonstrate a world-class academic track in the above-mentioned fields and a high level of scientific independence. Background in quantum algorithms and machine learning is especially welcome.

The position should be filled during the first semester of 2018. Applications are expected before December 15th 2017, and should be sent through the online application form at