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Seeking Postdoctoral Researchers and Research Scientists (W20078)(Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory)
RIKEN(The Institute of Physical and Chemical Research)
Cluster for Pioneering Research
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National research institute / Independent administrative institute
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Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory,
RIKEN Cluster for Pioneering Research
(Laboratory head: Franco Nori, Chief Scientist)

[Research Field]
Our top priorities are now: (1) quantum computing using superconducting qubits, (2) coherent Ising machines, and (3) neural networks and machine learning applied to quantum physics. Candidates with prior experience in these topics will have priority.

We perform interdisciplinary research in theoretical quantum information processing, atomic physics, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, nanoscience, and computational physics. We are also studying hybrid quantum electro-mechanical systems, optomechanics, nano-mechanics, quantum nano-electronics, and quantum simulations. Particular emphasis is being placed on quantum computing using superconducting Josephson-junction qubits, scalable quantum circuitry and improved designs for their quantum control. An underlying theme of our work is to better understand nano-scale quantum systems and devise methods to control them. We use physical models to make predictions that can be tested experimentally and that can be used to better understand the observed phenomena.
Our publications are available online at Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory website.

[Job title and Job description]
Job title, available positions:
Postdoctoral Researcher and Research Scientist positions: a few positions
Postdoctoral Researcher is defined as those with a doctoral degree of 5 years or less.

Job description:
The Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory is seeking postdoctoral researchers and research scientists who will contribute to on-going research activities briefly summarized in the “Area of Research" listed above.

[Work location]
Branch and address:
RIKEN Wako (2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198)

[Start of Employment]
This is flexible, upon mutual agreement.

Quantum information processing, superconducting qubits, Theoretical quantum physics, quantum optics, photonics, quantum information

Research field
Mathematical and physical sciences
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Computational science
Job type
Researcher/Postdoc level
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Saitama 

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in theoretical condensed matter physics, an excellent publication record, and relevant experience. Also, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.


For details about "Salary and benefits", please refer to the above "Job posting URL"

Application period
2021/09/17 Deadline for receipt
Open until the position is filled
/notification of result
/contact details

[Application and required documents]
Required documents:
Please refer to the above "Job posting URL" regarding the "Required documents".

How to apply:
Send the PDF formatted application by email to applications-physics [at]
(Recommendation letters must be emailed directly from the reference to applications-physics [at]

Note: Application documents will not be returned.

Open until the position is filled

[Selection process]
Application screening and interview for selected applicants. If you do not hear back from us, this means that your application was not selected. Due to the large number of applications typically received, we cannot reply to each single applicant.

[Contact Information / Send application to]
Ai SATO (Ms.)
Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory, RIKEN
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako-shi, Saitama, 351-0198
Email: applications-physics [at]
For inquiries, please send an email.

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