Research Fellow in Quantum Intelligence
Clifton Campus

Job reference: 009261

Location: Clifton Campus

Closing date: 21/11/2021

Salary : Grade G (£28,756 - £33,309 p.a.)

Employment type: Fixed-term contract

Team: Computer Science

School / Directorate : School of Science & Technology

​​​​​​​The Department of Computer Science in collaboration with the the Department of Mathematics in NTU has a new fulltime Research Assistant in Quantum Intelligence. The successful candidate will assist Dr Amir Pourabdollah (Senior Lecturer in Computer Science) and Dr Colin Wilmott (Senior Lecturer in Mathematics), to undertake the research tasks of the newly started project "QuaNTUm: Exploring Quantum Computing Use Cases for Finance and Healthcare".

The contract is initially set for 6 months but will be extended for at least another 6 months subject to satisfactory progress and approval. Within this period, we are looking for an open-minded candidate that can explore and showcase, through research and development, some potential areas of AI-quantum hybrid methods, i.e., applying quantum computing in artificial intelligence applications. Healthcare and finance sectors are focused as primary (but not exclusive) application areas in this project. The research outputs can potentially lead to follow-up projects over a longer period of time, as well as establishing the quantum computing research within NTU as a rich research field with strategic application areas.

We are looking for an exceptional individual with vision and enthusiasm in both quantum computing and artificial intelligence related areas, preferably with backgrounds in mathematics, data science and programming. A familiarity with healthcare and/or finance application areas for developing intelligent systems, and/or a familiarity with quantum cloud services (e.g., Microsoft Azure Quantum and IBM Quantum Services) will be advantageous. As a successful applicant, you will contribute to the existing strength of the Computational Intelligence and Applications (CIA) research group within the Department of Computer Science.

An honours and/or a Master degree or equivalent in computer science, mathematics, data science, software engineering, or equivalent experience is required. Having a PhD in a relevant discipline is an advantage but not essential.

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