Postdoc, on the subject of Quantum Theoretical Computer Science

Postdoc, on the subject of Quantum Theoretical Computer Science

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1 Apr 12 Sep Amsterdam

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Job description

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) has a vacancy in the A&C research group for a talented


on the subject of Quantum Theoretical Computer Science.

Job description
QuSoft and CWI invite talented early-career researchers to apply for a postdoctoral fellowship in theoretical quantum computing (2 years, with the possibility of extension). The ideal candidate has an excellent research track record in an area of quantum computing and theoretical computer science, such as quantum algorithms or quantum complexity theory.

This position is supervised by Stacey Jeffery (CWI). You will be employed by CWI, in the Algorithms & Complexity group, and embedded in QuSoft, a vibrant and multidisciplinary research institute hosted by CWI.


Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)


Candidates are required to have a completed PhD in the area of Computer Science or a related discipline, and a specialization in quantum theoretical computer science or related field. Needed qualifications for candidates include proven research talent and good academic writing and presentation skills. Candidates are expected to have an excellent command of English.

Diversity code
CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavour to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

Conditions of employment

Fixed-term contract: 2 years.

The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The gross monthly salary for an employee on a full time basis, depending on relevant work experience, ranges from € 3,704 to € 4,514. The appointment will be for a period of 2 years.
Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling.

Please visit our websites for more information about our terms of employment: and


Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica

Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is an institute of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large. CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 30 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses. CWI is located at Amsterdam Science Park which is home to one of the largest concentrations of beta science in Europe. A melting pot of innovation. Companies looking to collaborate can work together with brilliant students, scientists and fellow entrepreneurs. Collectively they develop revolutionary solutions for today's issues and tomorrow's challenges.


Our research group designs software for the computing technology of the future, especially quantum computing. Based on the laws of quantum mechanics, which tell us that systems and particles can be in multiple states at once, quantum computing is radically different from computing as we know it. Our quantum software requires fundamentally different techniques and approaches based on superposition, interference and entanglement. Ultimately, our research will result in better, faster and more reliable computer systems for society. Our research group is involved in QuSoft, the new Dutch research centre for quantum software.

To find more information about the group, please visit the group page and watch their video.


  • Postdoc
  • Natural sciences; Engineering; Behaviour and society; Language and culture
  • €3778—€5196 per month
  • Doctorate
  • 3398


Centrum Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI)

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