PhD Fellowships in Quantum Theory and Computation

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) is a unique English-speaking international graduate only research university, located just outside of Moscow. Established in collaboration with M.I.T., Skoltech integrates the best Russian scientific traditions with twenty-first century entrepreneurship and innovation.

PhD Fellowships are now being offered to work in Deep Quantum Labs – lead by Prof Jacob Biamonte at the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology. Skoltech also offers an MSc track in Quantum Computer Science.  [details]

Experience in quantum theory/computing is not required.  Students who have completed or are nearing completion of a masters degree with backgrounds in an area of mathematical sciences with interest in quantum computing are encouraged to apply.

Planned research projects are along the lines of the topics described on DeepQuantum.AI – these topics include

  • Quantum Enhanced Algorithms for Machine Learning
  • Network Information Theory – contrasting stochastic and quantum physics
  • Tensor Networks
  • Hamiltonian Complexity

The PhD course takes a minimum of three years but normally it takes four years. Those accepted into this program will receive (i) a tuition waiver (covering the full price of tuition) as well as (ii) a basic starting stipend of 85k RUB (tax free) which goes to 105k RUB (tax free) after proven performance for twelve months and (iii) medical insurance.

Application procedure. The application process will consist of two stages. Students should send their full CV and a statement (not more than 300 words) outlining their interest to Jobs@DeepQuantum.AI – as part of initial screening, selected candidates will be contacted to submit a full application with a potential initial screening interview via Skype.

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