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Seeking a few Technical staff I (W20248)(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]
The main goal of this position is to significantly advance and improve the software we initially developed here, called QuTiP (Quantum Toolbox in Python). This software is described in great detail in its web site.
QuTiP is open-source software for simulating the dynamics of open quantum systems. The QuTiP library depends on the excellent Numpy, Scipy, and Cython numerical packages. In addition, graphical output is provided by Matplotlib. QuTiP aims to provide user-friendly and efficient numerical simulations of a wide variety of Hamiltonians, including those with arbitrary time-dependence, commonly found in a wide range of physics applications such as quantum optics, trapped ions, superconducting circuits, and quantum nanomechanical resonators.
The top priorities of our research group are now: (1) quantum computing using superconducting qubits, (2) quantum information processing, (3) coherent Ising machines, as well as (4) 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.

For more information, please refer to the job posting URL
Publications | Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory website

[Job title and Job description]
Job title, available positions:
Technical Staff I: a few positions

Job description:
The Theoretical Quantum Physics Laboratory is seeking technical staff who will help to improve and extend the capabilities of our software QuTiP. This will also 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.

QuTiP (Quantum Toolbox in Python), Theoretical quantum physics, computational physics, optics, photonics, quantuminformation

Research field
Mathematical and physical sciences
Interdisciplinary science and engineering
Computational science
Complex systems
All Complex systems
Job type
Research/Educational Assistance
Employment status
Work location
Kanto district - Saitama 

Applicants must have and relevant experience in coding, programming, in the context of quantum physics. 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
2022/01/18 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 Cluster for Pioneering Research
2-1 Hirosawa, Wako, Saitama 351-0198
Email: applications-physics [at]
For inquiries, please send an email.

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