Fully Funded PhD Studentship: Quantum Information Science
Applications are invited for a fully funded PhD position at the Department of Physics in the College of Science at Swansea University (Wales) to develop research in the field of theoretical quantum information. The successful candidate will be supervised by Dr Markus Müller.
- Supervisor 1: Dr Markus Müller
- Supervisor 2: Prof Gert Aarts
We seek a highly motivated PhD student to join our recently established theory group and work on:
- Fault-Tolerant Quantum Computing,
- Topological Quantum Error Correction, and
- Protocols for Implementation of Quantum Information Processing in State-of-the-Art Quantum-Optical and Solid-State Systems.
Quantum information science is a vibrant research field, which at a fundamental level aims at understanding the relationship between quantum physics and information. From a more practical viewpoint, research in this field intends to harness quantum effects for new ways of processing information, e.g. for the development of quantum computers. This PhD project is part of an international research collaboration, which in a combined effort of theoretical and experimental research aims at storing, protecting and processing fragile quantum information in so-called logical qubits, which outperform their constituting physical qubits. This is a key achievement to be reached in quantum error correction (QEC), on the route towards the realisation of large-scale fault-tolerant quantum computers.
How to Apply
Applicants must complete and submit the following documentation by the stated deadline.
To apply for this studentship, please download the research scholarship application form and return it to the College of Science with the following:
- Academic References – all scholarship applications require two supporting references to be submitted. Please ensure that your chosen referees are aware of the funding deadline, as their references form a vital part of the evaluation process. Please either include these with your scholarship application or ask your referees to send them directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Academic Transcripts and Degree Certificates – academic transcripts and degree certificates must be submitted along with the scholarship application by the funding deadline. We will be using these to verify your academic qualifications.
- A recent CV
Applicants should use the ‘Supplementary Personal Statement’ section of the application form to explain why the award they are applying for particularly matches their skills and experience and how they would choose to develop the project.
Please email the documents to email@example.com or post them to:
Recruitment and Marketing Team
College of Science
The deadline for applications is 8 September 2017.
Informal email enquiries before the deadline for formal applications are welcome and may be directed to Dr Markus Müller (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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