Postdoctoral Research Associate in Trapped-Ion Quantum Simulation, University of Sydney

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a research programme investigating quantum simulation using the trapped-ion architecture, especially as it relates to the simulation of chemical processes. The successful candidate will develop new theoretical techniques for quantum simulation of a range of chemical and physical processes and collaborate with experimentalists to enable the experimental demonstration of new methods.
This research program is a joint initiative between two groups: Dr Ivan Kassal’s group in the School of Chemistry is a theoretical chemical physics group studying quantum dynamics in molecular systems (, while Prof. Michael Biercuk Quantum Control Laboratory in the School of Physics is focused on studies of quantum control, metrology, and quantum simulation using trapped ions ( We are also part of the ARC Centre of Excellence in Engineered Quantum Systems (EQUS,, a collaboration of five major Australian universities focused on fundamental and applied research in quantum physics and engineering. As a result, you will be working at the intersection of multiple world-class research programmes, with access to state-of-the-art resources and collaborative networks. 
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Applications close on 14 November 2019
Wednesday, October 16, 2019