Postdoctoral Position in Quantum Engineering and Simulation Theory at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

One postdoctoral position in Quantum Engineering and Simulation Theory is immediately available (starting January 2024) in the research group of Assistant Professor Yuan Liu in the Department Electrical & Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science at North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh NC, USA.

The position will focus on developing novel quantum-information-science-inspired algorithms and framework to tackle long-lasting challenges across physical sciences and engineering, particularly in the following areas: quantum algorithms and simulation, hybrid discrete-continuous-variable quantum information processing, and quantum engineering. Initial one-year appointment with expected annual renewal based on performance. Funding for the position is available immediately but the start date is flexible.

Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree in physics, electrical/computer engineering, computer science, quantum chemistry, or a related field. Experience with one of the following areas are preferred: quantum algorithms, theoretical AMO physics, quantum/theoretical chemistry and chemical physics (i.e., electronic structure and quantum dynamics), signal processing. Candidates should have a strong theoretical background in physics/mathematics/chemistry and/or strong computational skills. Demonstrated ability to conduct research at the edge of disciplinary boundaries is a plus.

Interested candidates should send their CV (with a complete publication list), a brief research summary, and contact information for three references to Prof. Yuan Liu ( with subject line “Postdoc application + Name + Current Institution”. 

About NCSU: As a top public research university, NC State is a key part of the Research Triangle region, which is home to industry leaders such as NC State partners SAS, Cisco, IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and Lenovo. Raleigh and the surrounding area are consistently rated among the best places to live and work in the United States, and NC State is a driving force for the local, state and national economies. NC State ranks the #8 University in the U.S. to study Electrical Engineering and #5 best value among public universities nationally. We are also among the top in the nation in the number of degrees awarded in Computer Science. Through the IBM Quantum Innovation Center at NC State, we work directly with IBM to advance quantum computing as well as interdisciplinary applied research.