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University of Deusto

Research Staff - Predoctoral research position in Quantum Computing, DeustoTech

Research Field: Other 
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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

Quantum computing is important for several reasons, as it represents a paradigm shift in the way we process information. Here are some key reasons why quantum computing is considered important: a) Parallelism: Classical computers process information using bits, which can exist in one of two states, 0 or 1. Quantum computers use quantum bits or qubits, which can exist in multiple states simultaneously (superposition). This allows quantum computers to perform parallel computations, potentially solving certain problems much faster than classical computers. b) Exponential Speedup: Quantum computers have the potential to provide exponential speedup for certain types of calculations. Algorithms designed for quantum computers could solve complex problems, such as factoring large numbers or searching large databases, exponentially faster than the best-known algorithms on classical computers. c) Solving Complex Problems: Quantum computers are particularly promising for solving complex problems in fields such as cryptography, optimization, material science, drug discovery, and artificial intelligence. d) New Approaches to Computing: Quantum computing introduces novel ways of thinking about and approaching computational problems. Quantum algorithms and quantum machine learning could open up new possibilities and insights, leading to advancements in various scientific and technological domains.

While quantum computing is still in its early stages of development and faces significant technical challenges, its potential impact on various fields makes it an area of intense research and investment. As quantum computers continue to advance, they may revolutionize the way we solve problems and process information in the future.

The hypothesis for this research is that it is possible to improve artificial intelligence and machine learning models using quantum computers compared to the use of classical computers, with special focus on the comparative analysis of parameters of quantum computing platforms among them and with respect to classical computation.

Title of the project to be incorporated

Quantum Lab (DeustoTech) at the University of Deusto.

PI and/or project manager

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.

We support the inclusion of people with disabilities at the University of Deusto. Therefore, we encourage you to state this condition in the applications (Certificate of Disability equal to or greater than 33%).

Application and deadline

Online application + complete the form on the Deusto Job Offers website.
Deadline: 3rd of july 2024 at 23:59 local time.

Contact information


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FP7 / PEOPLE / Marie Curie Actions

Research Framework Programme/
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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 
City Bilbao 

Organization/Institute Contact Data

Organization University of Deusto 
Organization/Institution Type Academic 
Faculty/Department/Research Lab DeustoTech 
Country SPAIN 
City Bilbao 
State/Province Bizkaia 
Postal Code E-48007 
Street Avda. de las Universidades 24 
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Application Details

Envisaged Job Starting Date 2024-09-01 
Application Deadline 2024-07-03 
How To Apply 

Additional Requirements


Specific Requirements

Enrolled as PhD student (priority) or Master.

Experience required:
Data science, artificial intelligence, NLP analysis, scientific writing experience, quantum machine learning basics.


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:
a) The online application form.
b) 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.