Post Doctoral Fellowship at Institute for Quantum Science and Technology University of Calgary, Faculty of Science Canada

Post Doctoral Fellowship, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Faculty of Science

Job ID: 15194

Updated: April 5, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description


Area: Quantum Information

Duration: Two Years

Start Date: Position available 1 September 2018; start date negotiable

Annual Stipend: $50,000/year plus Benefits – negotiable based on qualifications and experience


The Institute for Quantum Science and Technology in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary invites applications for a two-year postdoctoral position focused on resource theories. This project is supported by the Faculty of Science Grand Challenge Program.


Job Description:


The successful postdoctoral scholar will work with project co-leads Gilad Gour and Barry Sanders, project partners, and students to develop a universal resource theory for science with applications to quantum information, gene regulation, and chemical catalysis and beyond. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to present research advances in seminars, project meetings, conferences and journal publications.




The successful candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent, demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and have an excellent research track record in quantum information or related discipline. Proficient computational skills, knowledge of quantum resource theories, and significant breadth of scientific knowledge are highly desirable.


Application details:


Application Deadline: 31 May, 2018


Applications, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitæ and contact information for three referees, must be submitted as a single pdf file emailed to Gilad Gour at with the subject line “Postdoc Application: Resource Theory”.


Dr. Gilad Gour
Professor, Department of Mathematics & Statistics
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB T2N 4N1


Additional Information


To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.


About the University of Calgary


The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit


To succeed as one of Canada’s top universities, where new ideas are created, tested and applied through first-class teaching and research, the University of Calgary needs more of the best minds in our classrooms and labs. We’re increasing our scholarly capacity by investing in people who want to change the world, bringing the best and brightest to Calgary to form a global intellectual hub and achieve advances that matter to everyone.


About Calgary, Alberta


Calgary is one of the world's cleanest cities and has been named one of the world's most livable cities for years. Calgary is a city of leaders – in business, community, philanthropy and volunteerism. Calgarians benefit from the strongest economy in the nation and enjoy more days of sunshine per year than any other major Canadian city. Calgary is less than an hour’s drive from the Rocky Mountains and boasts the most extensive urban pathway and bikeway network in North America.


The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.

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