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Closing date 13th of June 2022, 11:59PM AEST

Applications limited to those with working rights in Australia.

The Centre for Quantum Software and Information is recruiting for up to two Postdoctoral Research Associates or Postdoctoral Research Fellows to be involved in a new program analysing the utility of quantum computing for specific problem domains and developing tools to allow for estimating the size of an error corrected quantum computer to implement useful, large-scale algorithms. The position will be based at the centrally located UTS Campus in Ultimo and will report directly to Dr Simon Devitt.

The Centre for Quantum Software and Information is dedicated to the development of the software and information processing infrastructure required for future quantum technologies. CQSI is embarking on a new program focused on application benchmarking for large-scale quantum computing systems, involving close work with multiple project partners including major corporations in the fields of aerospace, automotive and bioscience and the quantum start-up sector, including major quantum computing hardware and software companies. 

About the role
Utilise your experience in:
• algorithm development for quantum simulation, optimisation and related fields. 
• circuit compilation and resource estimation,
• error-correction and fault-tolerance,
• architecture design for large-scale quantum computation.
Utilise your knowledge of python, C, C++, Julia or related programming languages. 

About you
• A PhD Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or a very closely related field.
• Demonstrated track record in the area of quantum algorithms, quantum error correction, architecture design and fault-tolerant quantum computing through high quality research publications (in top Journals/conferences in the related areas).
• Significant experience in attracting and managing research projects
A high level of competency in programming and developing software tools in quantum information science will be advantageous.

Base Salary Range: $94,151 to $130,639 pa (Level A. Step 3 – Level B)
This role attracts 17% superannuation (pension) in addition to the base salary.
UTS staff also benefit from a wide range of Employee Benefits include flexible work practices, child care centres, generous parental leave and salary packaging opportunities.

This position is full-time and appointment will be made on a fixed term basis for 18 months.

How To Apply

For the full list of the selection criteria and role responsibilities please click the apply link and download the Position Statement from the UTS website. 

UTS is committed to diversity and inclusion in our workforce and we encourage applicants where relevant to include a relative to opportunity or career disruption/break statement within their CV.

You are required to address the selection criteria in your submission in a separate document. 
Only those applications submitted via the UTS online recruitment system will be accepted.  Current UTS employees should apply through their UTS Employee Self Service function.
As you will be unable to save your application once started, please have all required documents and information available prior to commencing.

Please ensure that the file name for each document submitted includes IRC219603 and your name.

Specific enquiries or issues with your application may be directed to Pam Price in the UTS Recruitment Team at

Please be advised that as part of the selection process that you may be requested to deliver a presentation, the audience for which may include individuals not on the Selection Panel.

Closing Date:  Monday 13th June 2022 at 11.59pm (AEST)

Please note, we will only be considering applications for candidates with Australian work rights.

At UTS the concepts of equity and social justice are key to our core and purpose. We are recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and valuing diversity. We are among the first Australian institutions to receive the Athena SWAN Bronze Accreditation for our commitment to action addressing gender equity in the STEMM disciplines. UTS Equal Futures celebrates and supports women in academia through every stage of their career. UTS Women in Engineering & IT program fosters a network of passionate females and males who are actively involved in the development of our next generation of young engineering and IT professionals.   

Our vision is to be a leading public university of technology recognised for our global impact. We are a dynamic and innovative university, ranked by the Times Higher Education as Australia’s top young university, and located centrally in one of the world’s most liveable cities. With a culturally diverse campus life and extensive international exchange and research programs, UTS prepares graduates for the workplaces of today and tomorrow. 

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UTS is recognised widely as supporting inclusivity and diversity through our Wingara Indigenous Employment Strategy, Social Impact Framework, and UTS Access and Inclusion Plan.

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