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The Simons Institute at UC Berkeley announces several prestigious visiting research scientist positions for terms up to one year in the broad area of quantum computation starting Fall 2021. These senior research positions are part of a broader activity in quantum computation at the Simons Institute, which will also include postdoctoral fellows, summer clusters and semester long programs. It sits within a larger ecosystem of quantum science activities at U.C. Berkeley, cutting across CS, physics, chemistry and mathematics.

The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing is a major international venue for collaborative research in theoretical computer science and related fields. The Institute is housed in Calvin Lab, a dedicated building on the UC Berkeley campus, and provides a vibrant and welcoming environment for visiting researchers. In each academic semester, the Institute hosts specific research programs, each of which attracts around sixty long-term participants ranging from senior scientists to graduate students. 

The Institute invites applications for these Simons Quantum Visiting Research Scientists for terms up to one year commencing Fall 2021. These positions are intended for researchers broadly in the field of quantum computing, including quantum complexity theory, quantum algorithms, quantum error-correction, and applications for NISQ devices.  

Please note that to qualify for this program applicants must be active researchers in the field and must be beyond their postdoctoral years.  

Application Instructions

Each applicant should prepare the following documents in a single PDF file:

●      Cover letter, briefly describing your interest in the position and the term you are seeking (a particular semester, longer or shorter, up to one year)

●      Curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications

Applications will be accepted and considered on a rolling basis. To apply, please submit your application via the form linked below.

For questions, please contact our Visitor Services Team via email at simonsvisitorservices [at] berkeley.edu.

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