Information about the project
The position will be mainly hosted by the quantum chemistry group of Martin Rahm at the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The project will involve close collaboration with experts in quantum technology within The Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology (WACQT) at the Department of Microtechnology and Nanoscience at Chalmers.
About the research group
Activities within the hosting research group involves a broad range of methodologies, from massively parallelized density functional theory and ab initio calculations for predicting new materials, to studies of chemical bonding, prebiotic chemistry, and quantum computation. We ask fundamental questions and are interested in the development of new methods for analyzing electronic structure.
About the Wallenberg Center for Quantum Technology - WACQT
WACQT is a 12-year initiative (2018-2029) aimed to bring Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of Quantum Technology (QT). The four pillars of QT are: Quantum Computing, Quantum Simulation, Quantum Communication and Quantum Sensing. The centre is funded mainly by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundations with additional contributions from the participating universities and industry. At Chalmers, the focus is to build a superconducting quantum computer/simulator and to explore useful applications of quantum computing/simulation. At the Quantum Technology and Applied Quantum Physics laboratories we work on experimental and theoretical aspects of quantum information processing with superconducting electronics. By 2022 we will have a transmon-based 20 qubit quantum processor available for software experimentation. As a researcher in this project, you will be closely interacting with Postdocs and PhD students in WACQT.
- Development of novel quantum computing techniques for the investigation of chemical processes that show unfavorable scaling on classical computers such as the electronic structure problems of strongly correlated species, and chemical reactivity.
-Development of electronic structure analysis tools for chemistry studied on quantum computers.
-Benchmarking quantum chemistry use cases on real QPUs, including those of WACQT.
To qualify for the position, you must have a PhD in computational physics, computational/theoretical chemistry or equivalent, awarded no more than three years prior to the application deadline (according to the current agreement with the Swedish Agency for Government Employers). You have experience of electronic structure calculations; good programming skills; fluency in English, oral and written; interest and skills in working collaboratively as well as independently. Expertise in quantum information science and quantum computation (e.g., using the IBM Qiskit code) and method development in quantum chemistry (e.g., coupled cluster or multi reference CI methods) is an advantage. Language skills in Swedish is not a requirement for this position, but if you have an interest in learning Swedish Chalmers offers courses.
This postdoc position is a full-time temporary employment for two years.
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Application deadline: 15 September 2022.
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