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August 28, 2023

Three Postdoc Positions on Quantum Programming in Edinburgh

Posted by Tom Leinster

The University of Edinburgh is looking to recruit three full-time postdoctoral researchers to work on the project Rubber DUQ: flexible Dynamic Universal Quantum programming with Dr. Chris Heunen.

  • Duration: 3 years
  • Salary: £37,099 – £44,263
  • Start: 1 December 2023 or soon thereafter
  • Deadline: 25 September 2023
  • Apply here and here

Ideally you’ll have a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics, and experience in quantum computing, programming languages, and/or category theory, with a strong mathematical background. We make allowances to welcome working with anyone, and especially encourage you to apply if you’re a member of an underrepresented group.

The project aims to prototype a quantum programming language based on categorical universal properties such as quantum information effects, implement a compiler, and quantify its robustness, and develop automated strategies to trade off resilience to noise against speed or accuracy. There are both theoretical components, involving research into category theory and quantum information theory, and practical components, involving implementation and case studies. You will work with at least two other postdoctoral researchers and several PhD students on this project. You will be part of a larger team in Quantum Informatics, and be part of the NQCC Quantum Software Lab.

The positions are funded by EPSRC. For more information, get in touch with Chris Heunen at

Posted at August 28, 2023 8:50 PM UTC

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