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Zurich Instruments is a technology leader in advanced test and measurement instruments based on dynamic signal processing. Our products are used in many demanding research fields by scientists all over the world. Zurich Instruments' vision is to be the reference for digital instrumentation in advanced research and development labs.

At present, we have several ongoing projects with leading research groups to build and market the first ever commercial Quantum Computing Control System. To ensure successful adoption by our customers, we are looking for an Application Scientist Quantum Computing to strengthen our Marketing & Sales team in Zurich.

Moreover, you are a result-oriented, motivated self-starter who loves to tackle challenges in a cooperative fashion. You perceive daily variation as a positive stimulus for your own development and you feel inspired by a multicultural, high-tech environment.

Zurich Instruments offers a diverse work environment with an open company culture where people develop and form the base of our success. Now is a great time to be joining the team. We look forward to receiving your resume and motivation letter.

Your responsibilities

-) Provide application-specific customer support, including on-site system integration

-) Acceptance testing of quantum computing control system to meet scientific requirements

-) Work closely with product management to transfer the latest scientific results in quantum computing into acceptance criteria for product development

-) Produce marketing material such as product documentation, website content, blog posts, application notes, videos, newsletter contributions, etc.

-) Establish new and maintain existing customer contacts, securing future sales mainly related to quantum computing

Your profile

-) A Ph.D. in physics, mathematics, or computer science with a solid scientific track record in quantum computing research

-) Programming experience in a quantum computing framework, e.g. Qiskit, Cirq, PycQED, etc.

-) Deep understanding of different software layers and interfaces in the quantum stack

-) Practical experience in the experimental implementation of quantum computing

-) Excellent communication skills in English, good writing skills are an important asset

Postdoc and PhD positions in quantum algorithms for near-term devices in the Applied Quantum Algorithms group at Leiden University

The aQa group at Leiden University welcomes applications for PhD and Postdoc positions, which will be supported by the Quantum Delta initiative.

Topic: We are looking for individuals with an excellent academic record interested in the development of new quantum algorithmic methods for near-term quantum computers, with applications in machine learning, optimization, chemistry and highly correlated physical systems . Students and young researchers with a strong background in theoretical quantum computing, but also computer science, quantum chemistry, AI and mathematics, who are excited to learn about quantum computing, are invited to apply.

Who we are: The Applied Quantum Algorithms (aQa) group comprises a Leiden University collaboration between the Leiden Institute of Physics (LION) , Leiden Institute of Advanced Computer Science (LIACS), Leiden Institute of Chemistry (LIC) and the Mathematics Institute (MI). We focus on the development of quantum algorithms and their applications for problems in natural sciences (physics, chemistry), practical computing (machine learning, AI, optimization), with a particular focus on the scope of near-term quantum devices. Our vision is to bring real-world quantum computing to a practical level, integrating theory, experiments and applications. aQa is well embedded with the Dutch quantum computing ecosphere, with theory collaborations with QuSoft in Amsterdam, and theory and experimental collaborations with QuTech in Delft, which opens the possibilities of benchmarking our ideas with actual quantum computing hardware. We have strong ties with industry and collaborate with a number Dutch and international companies.

Application logistics (postdocs): Please send a cover letter, a complete CV with a link to your Google Scholar page (or similar), a research statement and the contact details of three people who can be contacted for a reference to applications@aqa.leidenuniv.nl

Excellent English communication skills are required, as well as a strong academic record through peer-reviewed publications in top international journals or peer-reviewed conferences, and through other contributions in conferences and workshops.

Application logistics (PhD students): Please send a complete CV including academic transcripts and the contact details of three referees to applications@aqa.leidenuniv.nl

Excellent English communication skills are required. Programming and numerical skills are highly desirable.