Full PhD Scholarship on Quantum Computing Architectures. 545-701

  • Contract
  • FullTime

Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)- BarcelonaTECH


3 Jul 2023
Job Information

Organisation/Company
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)- BarcelonaTECH
Research Field
Physics » Computational physics
Technology » Nanotechnology
Engineering » Computer engineering
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
Country
Spain
Application Deadline
19 Jul 2023 – 23:00 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract
Temporary
Job Status
Full-time
Hours Per Week
37,5
Offer Starting Date
15 Sep 2023
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE / ERC
Reference Number
545-701
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
No

Offer Description

Mission:

The mission of this scholarship is to develop groundbreaking research on the topic of quantum computing architectures enabled by cryogenic interconnects in the context of the ERC Project WINC (www.winc-project.eu ).

Functions:

  • The study of recent trends in quantum computing technology for computing and communications, as well as trends on scalable quantum computing architecture. The candidate will undertake an analysis of their main limitations and scaling bottlenecks, and the communication requirements.
  • The modeling of quantum computing interconnects in croygenic packages.
  • The development and evaluation of radically new quantum computing architectures (both in hardware and in software) that fully exploit the benefits of the modular, interconnected, and possibly wireless quatum architecture approach.
  • The integration of quantum communications simulation modules such as those from NetSquid into quantum architecture simulators such as OpenQL.
  • The writing of papers to be published in reputable journals and conferences.
  • Requirements

    Research Field
    Physics » Computational physics
    Education Level
    Master Degree or equivalent

    Research Field
    Technology » Nanotechnology
    Education Level
    Master Degree or equivalent

    Research Field
    Engineering » Computer engineering
    Education Level
    Master Degree or equivalent

    Skills/Qualifications

    Technical Competencies:

    • Programming of quantum algorithms or their operation.
    • Quantum computing simulators.

    Organizational Skills:

    • Multidisciplinary fit in an international research group.

    Functional Competencies:

    • Motivation and organizational ability.
    • Leadership in small groups and in the collaborative writing of articles.

    Specific Requirements

    Educational requirements:

    • Physics and the foundations of quantum computing.

    Professional experience:

    • In control systems by quantum computers.
    • Experience in functions similar to those described, specifically in the development of research activities, both in the university and industrial environment, will be valued.

    Languages
    ENGLISH
    Level
    Good

    Languages
    CATALAN
    Level
    Basic

    Languages
    SPANISH
    Level
    Good

    Research Field
    Physics » Computational physicsTechnology » NanotechnologyEngineering » Computer engineering
    Years of Research Experience
    1 – 4

    Additional Information
    Benefits

    • €17,651.73 gross per year for the first and second year
    • €18,912.60 gross per year for the third year
    • €23,640.72 gross per year for the fourth year

    Eligibility criteria

    All the candidates who cannot prove the required academic degree will be immediately withdrawn from the selection process.

    The CVs will be assessed according the following general criteria:

    • The maximum score for the candidates who accomplish all the eligibility criteria stated in the job offer will be 10 points.
    • Threshold: 5 points.
    • The maximum score (10 points) will be distributed as follows:
      • 1 point for required speciality.
      • 2 points for required academic training.
      • 2 points for technic competences.
      • 1 point for organisational competences.
      • 3 points for professional experience.
      • 1 point for any aspect of the candidate’s professional profile to be determined as specially relevant by the Selection committee.

    If the selection committee decide to include a personal interview as additional step of the selection process, only the candidates scored 5 or above for their CV will be retained for the interview step.

    The interview will be assessed according the following criteria:

    • Maximum scoring: 5 points.
    • Threshold: 3 points.
    • The maximum score will be distributed according the following criteria:
      • 2 points for adequacy to functional competences of the job.
      • 2 points for adequacy of professional experience.
      • 1 point for any aspect of the candidate’s professional profile to be determined as especially relevant by the Selection committee.

    The eligible candidates will be ranked from highest to lowest score, being this the selection criteria.

    Selection process

    The planned selection process is as follows:

    • Those interested must access the website where the university publishes all the offers: https://rdi.upc.edu/ca/uaslr/vols-dedicar-te-a-la-recerca/ofertes-predoctorals/convocatories-especifiques-upc/convocatories-predoctorals-obertes , select the offer that is of interest to you, click on: https://seuelectronica.upc.edu/ca/tramits/Convocatoria_i_concursos_personal_recerca_temporal , fill in the form and add the additional documentation indicated.
    • The members of the selection committee will decide for each case what the selection process will be, if an assessment is made only for the curriculum vitae or any other procedure is planned: interview, tests, etc …
    • Each phase of the selection process will be reported on the website where the offer is published. If applicable, indicate your request.
    • Finally, the name of the person selected will be published on the same website where the offer is published.

    Website for additional job details
    http://www.winc-project.eu/

    Work Location(s)

    Number of offers available
    1
    Company/Institute
    Department of Computer Architecture (DAC)
    Country
    Spain
    State/Province
    Sent for Approval
    City
    Barcelona
    Postal Code
    08034
    Street
    Jordi Girona, 1-3

    Where to apply

    Website
    https://rdi.upc.edu/ca/uaslr/vols-dedicar-te-a-la-recerca/ofertes-predoctorals/…

    Contact

    City
    Barcelona
    Website
    https://www.upc.edu/
    Street
    C. Jordi Girona, 31
    Postal Code
    08034
    E-Mail
    [email protected]

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