Simons Quantum Postdoctoral Fellowships | Call for applications

The Simons Institute at UC Berkeley offers several prestigious two-year postdoctoral fellowship positions in the broad area of quantum computation. These postdoctoral positions are part of a broader activity in quantum computation at the Simons Institute, which will also include senior visitors, summer clusters and semester-long programs. It sits within a larger ecosystem of quantum science activities at UC Berkeley, cutting across CS, physics, chemistry and mathematics. The Postdoctoral Fellowships are intended for exceptional young scientists (within at most five years of the award of their PhD at the start of academic year), broadly in quantum computing, including quantum complexity theory and cryptography, quantum algorithms including quantum machine learning and quantum chemistry, and quantum information. The Institute particularly encourages applications from women and minority candidates. 

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. 

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

In addition, applicants must submit the names and email addresses of three recommenders using the application form below. When an applicant submits this form, each recommender will receive an automatically generated request for a letter. Applicants may wish to check with their recommenders before the deadline that they have submitted their letters; it is ultimately the applicant's responsibility to ensure that the letters are submitted.

To apply, please complete the application form.

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