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Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Computing
Aalto University

Date Posted Jun. 13, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Computing
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T411 Dept. Electronics and Nanoeng
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Computer Science
    Computer Engineering
    Electrical and/or Electronics
Aalto University is a community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto has six schools with nearly 11 000 students and a staff of more than 4000, of which 400 are professors. Our campuses are located in Espoo and Helsinki, Finland.

The School of Electrical Engineering is one of the six schools of Aalto University. Our portfolio covers fields from natural sciences to engineering and information sciences. In parallel with basic research, we develop ideas and technologies further into innovations and services. We are experts in systems science; we develop integrated solutions from care of the elderly to space robotics. The School is an international unit with close to 60 professors and 2 000 full-time students, including over 200 doctoral students.

We are now looking for a talented and highly motivated

Postdoctoral Researcher in Quantum Computing
In this position you will carry out research in quantum machine learning and quantum information science. Your research will focus on the development and applications of quantum machine learning algorithms, but also other topics can be explored depending on your interests. You will get to conduct high quality research independently, and to work as an active member of the Micro and Quantum Systems research group. The duration of the postdoctoral position is two years. Preferable starting time is September 2023, but can be negotiated.

Research group
This research position will be supported by the Micro and Quantum Systems group, which is led by Professor Ilkka Tittonen. The group conducts research in quantum computing, quantum optics theory and experiments, the study of various nanofabrication methods and thermoelectrics. The quantum computing research topics in our group span from real-world applications of quantum machine learning to the fundamental properties of quantum information, such as contextuality and magic. Our recent research efforts have been in the application of variational quantum algorithms to optimization problems and the optimization of quantum circuits.
The group belongs to the Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering at the School of Electrical Engineering, and is located in the Micronova Nanofabrication Center, the largest academic clean room facility in the Northern Europe.

Your experience and skills
Applicants are expected to have a doctoral degree in theoretical physics, computer science or a related field. PhD candidates who will receive a PhD degree soon may also apply. Experience with quantum computing or machine learning is a definite advantage. Active and motivated approach to research is a must. Excellent command of written and spoken English is also required.

What we offer
The Postdoctoral Researcher position will be filled initially for two years. The expected starting salary is approximately 3800 €/month, depending on experience and qualifications. The contract includes occupational health care services, and Finland has a comprehensive social security system. As an employer, Aalto University provides excellent learning and development opportunities, and a commuter ticket benefit. Unisport offers versatile sports facilities and exercise services with a staff discount.

More information
If you wish to hear more about the position, please contact Professor Ilkka Tittonen, ilkka.tittonen(at) or University Lecturer Matti Raasakka, matti.raasakka(at) In recruitment process relating questions, please contact HR Partner Karoliina Walldén, karoliina.wallden(at)

Ready to apply?
Please submit your application through our recruiting system by using "Apply now!" link below. Include the following documents in English 1) a motivation letter, 2) CV with a list of publications and the title of your doctoral/PhD thesis, 3) a certified copy of doctoral degree certificate and an official transcript of records, 4) a one-page description of your previous research, 5) a list of at least two references that we may contact. Applicants who will soon complete their PhD degree are requested to include their expected graduation month in their CV and master’s degree certificate. Application period closes on August 31st, 2023, but we will start reviewing candidates immediately. Applications will be considered until the position is filled.

About Aalto University, Campus and Finland
The School of Electrical Engineering is located at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in the Helsinki metropolitan area, Finland. As a living and work environment, Finland consistently ranks high in quality-of-life. For more information about living in Finland please visit our "International staff - Information package" pages.

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