Research Associate Position to Work at the Intersection of Mathematical Optimization and Quantum Information Theory University of Cambridge, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Research Associate (Fixed Term)


The Cantab Capital Institute for the Mathematics of Information seeks a post-doctoral Research Associate position to work at the intersection of mathematical optimization and quantum information theory.


Applicants should have (or be close to completing) a PhD with a strong academic track record in the area of optimization and/or quantum information theory, prior to their appointment, and will have demonstrated a capacity to produce world-class research.. The applicant should be familiar with convex optimization and semidefinite programming, and preference will be given to candidates with experience in quantum information theory. Excellent presentation and communication skills are essential.


Duties include developing and conducting individual and collaborative research objectives, proposals and projects. The role holder will be expected to plan and manage their own research and administration, with guidance if required, and to assist in the preparation of proposals and applications to external bodies. Applicants must be able to communicate material of a technical nature and be able to build internal and external contacts. They may be asked to assist in the supervision of student projects, the development of student research skills, provide instruction or plan/deliver seminars relating to the research area. An allowance for research expenses is included in this position.


Only fully completed paper applications will be accepted, to arrive by the closing date of 30 April 2018. To include a CV, list of publications, a research statement (one side only) outlining your current research and future research interests plus a completed CHRIS 6 form Parts I & III (located here Send applications to:


The HR Office Administrator, Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, Faculty of Mathematics, Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA.


Applicants should ask their two referees to send their reference letter to the HR Office Administrator at the above address, one reference to arrive by the closing date.


Incomplete applications or applications sent by email will not be considered.


This post is available from October 2018.


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 1 years in the first instance.


Please quote reference LE15125 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.


The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity. The Department would particularly welcome applications from women as we have an historic imbalance in the number of women holding research staff positions.


The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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