Four positions in the quantum information group, Hannover

May 1, 2012

We would like to draw your attention to four openings in the Quantum Information Group at Hannover (RF Werner and TJ Osborne).

We are looking for either postdocs or PhD students with appointments for up to three years, and will also consider shorter term flexible appointments. Late applications will be considered until positions are filled.

Senior postdocs might also be interested in an assistant professorship which we hope to be able to advertise shortly.

The official ad can be found here.

We would appreciate it if you would forward this to potential candidates.

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Postdoc opportunity

August 1, 2011

I’d like to take this opportunity to announce a new postdoc opportunity. This three-year position is part of a challenging interdisciplinary european project aimed at applying ideas and techniques developed within quantum information theory, such as quantum entanglement, to the study of strongly interacting quantum fields. I’ve mentioned some of these ideas in previous posts, and you can get a feel for what we’ll be tackling by taking a look at these recent papers. Although the project is based on a quantum-information approach, I would particularly welcome applications not only from quantum information and condensed matter physics, but also from those with a background in high-energy physics, e.g., quantum field theory, string theory, and lattice gauge theory. If you are either a quantum information or a high-energy physicist looking for a new challenge, then I’d be glad to hear from you!

The quantum information group comprises three professors: Reinhard Werner, Andreas Ruschhaupt, and myself, along with some 20 postdocs, PhD students, Masters and BSc students, and is situated within the ITP at the Leibniz Universität Hannover. The group is closely associated with the QUEST centre of excellence, and benefits from strong collaborative links with researchers from, variously, mathematics, gravitational and high-energy research through to experimental quantum optics.

I’m personally very excited about this project, and I look forward to receiving your applications and welcoming new members to this challenging collaborative endeavour!

There will be several further opportunities over the coming months and years, including both postdoc and PhD positions, as well as BSc and Masters projects, so please check back every so often. Do feel free to contact me for further details.

The job advertisement can be found here, and the closing date is 02.09.2011.


Moving to Hannover and postdoc opportunity

October 22, 2010

On August 1st I took up a new position in the quantum information group at the Leibniz Universität Hannover.

It is a very exciting and active place here, not least because the QUEST Centre for Quantum Engineering and Space-Time Research (of which I’m a part) is based here.

Much has happened since my time at the WiKo and, no doubt, I’ll post on some of the research results that have arisen in the meantime.

At the moment, though, I’m spending my time settling down and working on building the group here, and to that end I’d like to bring to your attention a postdoc position in the quantum group that I have just advertised: I’m advertising an E14 position (which, for non-germans, is a senior Postdoc position) for two years.

The advert can be found here.

If you have a PhD and you are interested in pursuing research in quantum information theory and many body systems then please apply!


Postdoc position

March 6, 2009

As part of a project recently funded by the EPSRC I will be offering a 2 year postdoc position here in the quantum dynamics group at Royal Holloway. The advert can be found here. The closing date for the receipt of applications is midday on Monday 23rd March 2009.

This position is part of a project within the field of hamiltonian complexity which is aimed at understanding the computational complexity of simulating disordered quantum systems. This project is aimed at developing efficient algorithms to simulate disordered systems and also at developing a working understanding of the average-case complexity of some natural quantum problems.