Research Associate for the Project “Quantum Computational Fluid Dynamics – Quantum Algorithms” § 28 Abs. 3 HmbHG

Your responsibilities

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

  • conduct original theoretical physics research into platform independent quantum algorithms for computational fluid dynamics
  • develop new software to simulate these quantum algorithms on classical high-performance computers
  • study and analyze performance and quality of quantum algorithms in solving computational fluid dynamics problems
  • manage the research project on a day-to-day basis and regularly report progress to D. Jaksch
  • write research papers for internationally refereed journals and presenting results at national and international conferences
  • engage with theory and experimental colleagues with the aim to establish scientific collaborations
  • contribute to the writing of project reports required and assisting with other administrative duties as required
  • contribute to the positive atmosphere, maintenance and smooth running of the group, as required
  • contribute to the intellectual life of the research group and the collaboration, including participating in video and teleconference meetings as required, and travelling for national and international workshops and meetings

Your profile

A university degree in a relevant field.

  • excellent knowledge of quantum mechanics, quantum computing and quantum information; Familiarity with quantum computing platforms is an advantage
  • expertise in numerical methods, like tensor network methods, for the study of many-body quantum systems is desired
  • a proven track record in conducting physics research, e.g. through an MSc thesis, ideally in theoretical physics and/or quantum information theory
  • excellent aural and written communication skills
  • proficient computing and programming skills
  • ability to grasp complex theoretical physics concepts quickly and apply them to novel research questions

We offer

Reliable remuneration based on wage agreements
Continuing education opportunities
University pensions
Attractive location
Flexible working hours
Work-life balance opportunities
Health management

Educational leave

30 days of vacation per annum

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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