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University of Deusto

Research Staff - Predoctoral research position in Quantum Computing at DeustoTech, University of Deusto

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Job Summary

General call for Grants allocated to research projects or groups to pursue Doctoral Studies in Quantum-Inspired Techniques for Machine Learning and Optimization

Job Description

Purpose of the position:
The domain of quantum inspired approaches has experienced significant expansion, attracting attention from the international research community. As a distinct branch of quantum machine learning and/or optimization models, quantum inspired approaches are dedicated to the creation of classical algorithms that are influenced by quantum mechanics principles yet operate within a traditional computational environment. The intricacies of designing and implementing quantum-inspired models constitute a challenging area of research, with efforts directed towards outperforming traditional algorithmic standards or exploring the distinctive features inherent in quantum-derived models. Contemporary research in quantum-inspired machine learning and optimization is increasingly centered on employing tensor networks. These models leverage an extensive foundation of pre-existing knowledge from classical domains, enriching both the machine learning and optimization disciplines. Moreover, tensor networks maintain an optimal equilibrium between expressive capability and computational efficiency, making them an especially advantageous and intuitive category of quantum circuits. Given the profound theoretical knowledge of their characteristics and the robust algorithms available for their optimization, there is a strong belief that they will offer numerous benefits.

The underlying hypothesis of this research posits that quantum-inspired methodologies, such as tensor networks, can enhance artificial intelligence and machine learning models. The research focuses on enhancing the speed and efficiency of tensor network models, achieving an equilibrium between complexity and effectiveness.

Title of the project to be incorporated:
Quantum Lab (DeustoTech) at the University of Deusto.

PI and/or project manager:
Iker Pastor y Pablo García Bringas.

Endowment of the contract:
Gross salary year 1 of contract: 25.973,10 €
Gross salary year 2 of contract: 25.973,10 €

Funding Entity:
Project: Plan de Impulso de Últimas Tecnologías de Computación Cuántica.

Deadline: 15th of june 2024 at 23:59 local time.

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Job Details

Type of Contract Temporary 
Researcher profile First Stage Researcher (R1)  
Status Full-time 
Hours Per Week 40  
Company/Institute University of Deusto 
Country SPAIN 
State/Province Biscay 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization University of Deusto 
Organization/Institution Type Academic 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab DeustoTech 
Country SPAIN 
City Bilbao 
State/Province Biscay 
Postal Code E-48007 
Street Universidades Avenue, 24 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2024-07-01 
Application Deadline 2024-06-15 
How To Apply 

Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

Enrolled as PhD student (priority).

Experience required:
Artificial intelligence, physics, quantum computing basics, scientific writing experience.

1. The University of Deusto carries out this call within the framework of “General call for Grants allocated to research projects or groups to pursue Doctoral Studies.” For more information on this call, please click on the following link.
2. Please complete the following two steps:
2.1. The online application form
2.2. Register at the Deusto Career opportunities website (click on the blue "register" button).
3. Official academic transcript of previous official university studies (1st and 2nd cycle), even if they are currently being taken, issued by the corresponding unit. The academic certificate must state the name of the degree programme, the subjects that make up the course syllabus, the subjects passed, the grades obtained and the dates on which they were obtained. The transcript should show the average mark from 0 to 10.
If the studies have been completed abroad, an official academic certificate must be submitted as well as a sworn translation thereof, provided that it is not in one of the two co-official languages of the Basque Autonomous Community or in English. In all cases, the certificate or other supporting document must state the maximum and minimum grades within the corresponding assessment system and the minimum grade required to pass. In addition, the «Statement of equivalence of average grade» of the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (MECD) or ANECA’s official certificate indicating the average grade of the academic transcript within the Spanish evaluation system must be submitted.
4. Curriculum vitae.
5. Letter of admission to a University of Deusto PhD programme or the enrollment in the program.