Quantum algorithms researcher (R3)

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Quantum algorithms researcher (R3)

Closing Date

Wednesday, 31 March, 2021
Reference: 33_21_CASE_Q_R3
Job title: Quantum algorithms researcher (R3)


About BSC
The Barcelona Supercomputing Center - Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS) is the leading supercomputing center in Spain. It houses MareNostrum, one of the most powerful supercomputers in Europe, and is a hosting member of the PRACE European distributed supercomputing infrastructure. The mission of BSC is to research, develop and manage information technologies in order to facilitate scientific progress. BSC combines HPC service provision and R&D into both computer and computational science (life, earth and engineering sciences) under one roof, and currently has over 700 staff from 49 countries.

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Context And Mission
The Quantic group is a BSC initiative to study Quantum algorithms executed on Quantum annealers. These superconducting devices encode problems in their internal quantum interactions, and are a promising candidate for an operating quantum computer in the near future.

The final goal of this project is the application of this new computing power to real world problems. This will require a refinement of current algorithms to the particular properties of the quantum device, and an interaction between the quantum device and a classical control system. One of the approaches will involve using modern machine learning techniques (and in particular deep learning) to optimize both the design and the operation of a quantum device.
QuantumCAT project (expedient number 001-P-001644) has been co-financed in a 50% with 1.984.830,61€ by the European Union European Regional Development Fund within the Catalonian 2014-2020 Operative Programme FEDER, with the Generalitat de Catalunya Support.
Key Duties
  • Study and implementation of quantum algorithms
  • Implementation of Tensor Network methods for Quantum simulation
  • Search of industrial applications of quantum algorithms
  • Education
    • PhD in Physics or similar
  • Essential Knowledge and Professional Experience
    • Knowledge of state of the art quantum algorithms
    • Expertise on quantum information processing techniques
    • Experience with general machine learning techniques
  • Competences
    • Fluency in spoken and written English, while fluency in other European languages will be also valued
  • The position will be located at BSC within the CASE Department
  • We offer a full-time contract, a good working environment, a highly stimulating environment with state-of-the-art infrastructure, flexible working hours, extensive training plan, tickets restaurant, private health insurance, fully support to the relocation procedures
  • Duration: Temporary - 1/02/2022 renewable
  • Salary: we offer a competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate and according to the cost of living in Barcelona
  • Starting date: 01/02/2021
Applications Procedure
All applications must include:

  • A Cover Letter with a statement of interest in English, including two contacts for further references - Applications without this document will not be considered

  • A full CV in English including contact details

The vacancy will remain open until suitable candidate has been hired. Applications will be regularly reviewed and potential candidates will be contacted.
Diversity and Equal Opportunity Employment
BSC-CNS is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion. We are pleased to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or any other basis protected by applicable state or local law.
This position is reserved for candidates who meet the requirements and have the legal status of disabled persons with a degree of disability equal to or greater than 33%. In case there are no applicants with disabilities that meet the requirements, the rest of the candidates without declared disability will be evaluated.


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