PhD Student in the Area of Quantum Computing and Simulation
Centrum Wiskunde and Informatica Department of Computer Science and Mathematics

PhD Student in the Area of Quantum Computing and Simulation
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI)
Job location
Science Park 123, 1098 XG Amsterdam
July 31, 2019
Application deadline
August 23, 2019
Job types
Informatics, Algorithms, Quantum Computing, Number Theory, Quantum Physics, Theoretical Physics, Computational Mathematics


Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) and QuSoft have a vacancy in the A&C research group for a talented PhD student, in the area of quantum computing and simulation.

Job description
QuSoft has an opening for a talented PhD student in the area of quantum computing and simulation on small (NISQ) quantum devices or emulators. Possible topics could include quantum simulation approaches to problems from quantum matter and chemistry, combinatorial optimization, etc. The position may include numerical simulations of quantum algorithms and protocols. Please visit our
website for more information about ongoing research at QuSoft

The starting date for the position could be as soon as September 1, 2019.


Our ideal candidate has an excellent track record during their studies, a Master's degree in a relevant field (such as Theoretical Physics, Computer Science, or Mathematics), and has specialized in the area of quantum information or computing. They have an excellent command of English and good academic writing and presentation skills.

Terms and conditions PhD Student
The terms of employment are in accordance with the Dutch Collective Labour Agreement for Research Centres ("CAO-onderzoeksinstellingen"). The initial labour agreement will be for a period of 18 months. After a positive evaluation, the agreement will be extended by 30 months. The gross monthly salary, for a PhD student on a full time basis, is €2,346 during the first year and increases to €3,007 over the four year period.

Employees are also entitled to a holiday allowance of 8% of the gross annual salary and a year-end bonus of 8.33%. CWI offers attractive working conditions, including flexible scheduling and help with housing for expat employees.

Please visit our website for more information about our terms of employment:

Applications can be sent before 23 August 2019 to
All applications should include:

a detailed CV (including list of publications if available)
a statement of research interests
a list of courses taken and grades obtained
a copy or link to your Master's thesis
contact details of 2-3 references
Please attach all information in a single PDF file.

For more information about the vacancy, please contact prof. Kareljan Schoutens ( or dr. Michael Walter ( For more information about CWI, please visit or watch our video about working at CWI.

CWI encourages a diverse workforce: we endeavour to develop talent and creativity by bringing people from different backgrounds and cultures together. We recruit and select based on capabilities and talent. We strongly encourage everyone with the appropriate qualifications to apply for the vacancy, regardless of age, gender, origin, sexual orientation or physical abilities.

About Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica
Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) is the Dutch national research institute for mathematics and computer science and is part of the Institutes Organisation of the Dutch Research Council (NWO). The mission of CWI is to conduct pioneering research in mathematics and computer science, generating new knowledge in these fields and conveying it to trade, industry, and society at large.

CWI is an internationally oriented institute, with 160 scientists from approximately 27 countries. The facilities are first-rate and include excellent IT support, career planning, training, and courses.

CWI is located at Science Park Amsterdam, the home of AMS-IX, that is presently developing into a major location of research in the physical sciences in The Netherlands, housing the sciences of the University of Amsterdam as well as several other national research institutes next to CWI.


Research group
To find more information about QuSoft and the A&C research group, please visit their pages and watch their video.

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