Well it seems that it is that time of year again when grad students and postdocs begin to think about job applications. Last year I had the great pleasure of going through the process (yet one more time!) so yes, I feel your pain. But, at least on the postdoc side of equation for quantum computing, things don’t look as bad to me as I’ve seen in the past. I’ve already posted about Microsoft Station Q postdocs and the Center for Quantum Information and Control postdocs. Here are a few more to add to the mix.
First up is some loon from the University of Washington:
The quantum computing theory group of Dave Bacon at the University of Washington is looking for a postdoc to lead an effort in physically motivated error correction. A strong background in quantum error correction and/or condensed matter theory is recommended. Information on the group’s research can be found at http://abstract.cs.washington.edu/~dabacon. Please contact dabacon at cs.washington.edu for information about the application process.
Next up is Perimeter Institute postdocs:
Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics is inviting applications for Postdoctoral Research positions. For more information please visit http://www.perimeterinstitute.ca/Scientific/Applications/Postdoctoral _Researcher/
After PI comes the adobe tower postdocs at Santa Fe Institute:
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) will be selectively seeking applications for Omidyar Fellows for 2010, beginning September 1, 2009.
Fellows are appointed for up to three years during which they pursue research questions of their own design and are encouraged to transcend disciplinary lines. SFI’s unique structure and resources enable Fellows to collaborate with members of the SFI faculty, other Fellows, and researchers from around the world.
As the leader in multidisciplinary research, SFI has no formal programs or departments and we accept applications from any field. Research topics span the full range of natural and social sciences and often make connections with the humanities. Most research at SFI is theoretical and/or computational in nature, although some research includes an empirical component in collaboration with other institutions.
Descriptions of the research themes and interests of the faculty and current Fellows can be found at http://www.santafe.edu/research.
And last, but not least, a REAL job at Imperial:
Chair in Theoretical Quantum Optics / Quantum Information Science
Quantum Optics and Laser Science Research Group, Department of Physics
South Kensington Campus
Minimum starting salary £66,150 per annum
Applications are invited for a Chair in Theoretical Quantum Optics / Quantum Information Science. The post is available from 1st January 2010 and is based in the Quantum Optics and Laser Science (QOLS) Group of the Department of Physics.
We are seeking to appoint an outstanding Theoretical Physicist with an international reputation for research and innovation in theoretical quantum optics, quantum information science or related subjects. In addition you will have an excellent publications record, an established track record in attracting research funding and proven leadership and management of research teams. You will also be expected to have extensive experience in postgraduate training and undergraduate teaching.
You will hold a good honours degree and a doctorate (or equivalent) in a relevant subject area. You will be expected to take a major part in the management and delivery of the new EPSRC-funded Doctoral Training Centre in Controlled Quantum Dynamics. You will also have the opportunity to play a major role in the Quantum Information Programme at the Institute for Mathematical Sciences at Imperial.
The level of the appointment will be subject to qualifications and experience, but will be at the Imperial College professorial level (minimum salary £66,150 per annum).
Informal enquiries are welcomed and should be directed to the Head of the QOLS Research Group, Professor Richard Thompson (TQP: see linked website for contact info)
Our preferred method of application is online via our website http://www3.imperial.ac.uk/employment (please select “Job Search” then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2009140NT) into “Keywords”). Please complete and upload an application form as directed.
Alternatively, if you are unable to apply online or have any queries about the application process please contact Maria Monteiro ( TQP: see linked website for contact info)
Closing Date: 28th October 2009