Lecturer – Quantum Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

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  • Closing Date: 11 Mar 2024
  • Organisation: The University of Manchester
  • Department: Department of Physics & Astronomy
  • Location: Manchester, UK
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Salary: £45,585 to £56,021 per annum depending on relevant experience
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The Department of Physics and Astronomy is seeking to appoint a new permanent lectureship (assistant professor equivalent) in Quantum Machine Learning, at the intersection of physics, quantum information, quantum technology, and machine learning (ML).

We seek a candidate who has evidence of research output in one or more areas of quantum machine learning, including:

  • Applying quantum computing to ML to achieve quantum advantages over classical approaches,
  • Using classical ML to tackle problems in quantum science,
  • Developing quantum computing approaches to deal with ML problems involving quantum data

The successful applicant will initiate a research programme and develop collaboration across world-leading research in the Department spanning cosmology to high-energy physics, nanoscience, photonics, and quantum theory.

This post involves developing a research programme that includes interdisciplinary collaborations, supervision of research students and staff, and delivery of undergraduate teaching.

The Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Manchester is a large, highly ranked department for world-class research and teaching (#2 in the UK in REF2021, with 13 Nobel Prize winners linked to the department). We pride ourselves on our commitment to promoting Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Access through contributing to the University’s social responsibility agenda, demonstrating a commitment to its policies, activities and delivery of initiatives including our significant early-career fellowship support and the Athena SWAN charter for promoting women’s careers in STEMM subjects (science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine) in higher education. The Department has held JUNO Champion status since 2016 for its commitment to achieving gender equality which positively promotes inclusivity for all.

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status.  All appointments are made on merit.

We support applications from those returning from a career break and are happy to discuss flexible working arrangements.

For further information, please visit http://www.physics.manchester.ac.uk/about-us/equality-and-diversity/

Potential applicants are encouraged to informally contact the Head of Research (Patrick.parkinson@manchester.ac.uk) or the Head of Department (stefan.soldner-rembold@manchester.ac.uk) for more information.

Posted on 1st February 2024 in Interest Groups, Jobs