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Postdoc (H/F/D) physical resource costs of quantum computing

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Grenoble, France
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General information

Reference : UMR5493-ROBWHI-001 Workplace : GRENOBLE Date of publication : Wednesday, April 20, 2022 Type of Contract : FTC Scientist Contract Period : 24 months Expected date of employment : 1 September 2022 Proportion of work : Full time Remuneration : between 2663 and 3783 € per month gross (depending on experience) with healthcare paid by employer Desired level of education : PhD Experience required : 1 to 4 years


The research focus is on theoretical studies of the physical resource costs of quantum computing, with considerations spanning from fundamental thermodynamic requirements to practical experimental demands, and from small-scale NISQ devices to full-stack large-scale quantum computers.


The position will be based at the LPMMC at the Universite Grenoble Alpes and CNRS. The successful candidate will work on a Singapore-France collaborative project with Alexia Auffèves (MajuLab, Singapore and Institut Néel, Grenoble), Hui Khoon Ng (CQT and Yale-NUS, Singapore) and Robert Whitney (LPMMC, Grenoble). The project is likely to include regular visits between France and Singapore, and the opportunity to work with other members of the France and Singapore teams.


The candidates should have a strong background in quantum information science or quantum physics, with a good grasp of quantum computing implementations. The candidates should be interested in working closely with experimentalists to understand the intricacies of building quantum computing devices. Past work on quantum error correction and fault tolerance will be a strong plus point.

The work will be carried out in English, so no knowledge of French is required.

Work Context

This is one of two postdocs offered on this international project. This postdoc will be located in Grenoble, the other postdoc will be located in Singapore. Candidates interested in both locations should submit applications to both. Both positions will start in August-October 2022, and will be for two years.

We are a diverse and inclusive team, and encourage applications from all genders (diverse, female, male, etc), all ethnic origins, and those with disabilities. We work with successful candidates to adapt their working conditions to their personal constraints (child care, disability, etc).

More info about the groups: Alexia Auffèves: Hui Khoon Ng: HuiKhoon Robert Whitney: 

LPMMC ( is a small friendly theoretical physics research laboratory with about 30 research staff and students, working on a variety of topics in theoretical physics.  We are leading members of the Grenoble Quantum Foundation (, which forms one of France's main poles for research in quantum science and quantum engineering, with about 200 permanent researchers working in quantum computing, quantum simulation, quantum information, quantum sensing, quantum materials, etc. LPMMC is a joint structure between the French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Universite Grenoble Alpes, both of which are world-class research institutions.

CQT ( is a National Research Centre of Excellence hosted at the National University of Singapore. The Centre comprises some 150 research staff and students, working in all areas of quantum information science. Yale-NUS College ( is an undergraduate college, jointly founded by Yale University and the National University of Singapore, emphasizing a liberal arts and sciences education, with a commitment to building a strong research base at an early stage for science majors.

Constraints and risks

There are no particular contraints or risks.

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