Junior Professorship in Applied Quantum Computing

Heidelberg University Institute of Computer Engineering

Junior Professorship (W1) in Applied Quantum Computing (f/m/d)

Heidelberg University is a comprehensive university with a strong focus on research and an international standards. With around 30,000 students and 8,400 employees, including numerous top researchers, it is a globally respected institution that also has outstanding economic significance for the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region.

The Institute of Computer Engineering (ZITI) at Heidelberg University invites applications for a

Junior Professorship (W1) in Applied Quantum Computing (f/m/d)

at the Faculty of Engineering Sciences with tentative starting date January 1st, 2023. This is a non-tenure-track W1 position for young scientists with a strong track-record after the doctorate. The position is limited to 6 years.

This professorship is part of the core competence Innovative Computing at ZITI, which is concerned with unconventional solutions to demanding computing problems and covers research, development, and programming of specialized computer hardware (analog and digital), firmware, and hardware-efficient software. The professorship in Applied Quantum Computing is expected to collaboratively tackle the challenge to bring quantum information processing to applications. Areas of interest include but are not limited to:

  • Algorithms for quantum computing
  • Programming models and abstractions for quantum computing
  • Application towards machine learning and/or scientific-technical computing
  • Cloud-based quantum computing
  • System engineering for quantum computing

Additional ties within ZITI can be established with the core competences Microelectronics and Robotics, Biomechanics & Medical Technology. Further collaboration opportunities at Heidelberg University are offered by the quantum activities of the Faculty of Physics and Astronomy, the cluster of excellence STRUCTURES, the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing (IWR), and the Institute for Molecular Systems Engineering and Advanced Materials (IMSEAM).

The successful applicant will contribute to the Master program Computer Engineering as well as the Bachelor program Computer Science.

Prerequisites for the application are a university degree and a doctorate in a related scientific field. Candidates should generally not have spent more than six years in total of employment as a doctoral and postdoctoral researcher in Germany (see Article 51 of the Higher Education Law of the State of Baden-Wrttemberg).

If the personal requirements are fulfilled in accordance with the general civil service and budgetary regulations of the state of Baden-Wrttemberg, a transfer to the civil service model is intended for a period of time (Beamtenverhltnis Zeit). The teaching obligation is based on the teaching obligation ordinance of Baden-Wrttemberg.

Applications in English with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, research and teaching statements) should be submitted exclusively electronically (applications-ing@uni-heidelberg.de) as a single PDF document to Guido Kanschat, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Sciences. Applications will receive full consideration if received by September 30th, 2022.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on job advertisements and the collection of personal data is available at www.uni-heidelberg.de/en/job-market.

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