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Research Assistant Professor – Quantum Simulation of Quantum Systems

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School / Campus / College: College of Arts and Sciences

Organization: Physics

Title: Research Assistant Professor – Quantum Simulation of Quantum Systems

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Position Description

The Department of Physics at the University of Washington invites applications for up to two Research Assistant Professors in the area of quantum simulation as part of the newly established InQubator for Quantum Simulation in the Department of Physics. The anticipated appointment(s) begin in the fall of 2021. These are full time (12-month) positions, intended for a total of 5 years (annually renewed).  These positions are not tenure eligible.

The InQubator is starting a five-year ramp up phase, and aims to establish an integrated think-tank of local researchers, long-term visiting scientists and participants of strategic-selected community-driven workshops.  Its mission is to accelerate advances in quantum simulation and quantum algorithms for application to quantum field theories and quantum many-body systems.  Our Research Assistant Professors (RAPs) will work with faculty, postdocs, graduate students and undergraduate students whose current activities include fundamental and applied aspects of quantum information science, including the simulation of quantum field theories and quantum many-body systems using quantum devices and entanglement in quantum systems, and will be encouraged to develop related independent research activities. We encourage and anticipate collaborations developing with scientists at national laboratories, technology companies and startups, as well as researchers associated with the umbrella Quantum-X at UW and the Northwest Quantum Nexus.  Further information about our research activities in quantum simulation can be found at


Applicants must have a PhD  (or foreign equivalent) in quantum information science, nuclear physics, high-energy physics, quantum computing, or a related field, and two or more years postdoctoral experience in one or more of those fields.


Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a statement of research interests, and three letters of recommendation. The group values contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion in STEM fields, and to outreach; these can be described in the cover letter.  Review of applications will begin December 30, 2020. Please direct all inquiries to

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