For the Institute of Quantum Inspired and Quantum Optimization at the Hamburg University of Technology for the earliest possible date, we are looking for a:

(PhD students and Postdocs)

full time and for a maximum of three years. The remuneration is in accordance with 13 TV-L.

No.: 17824WE25

At the heart of TU Hamburg’s research, teaching and transfer of technology is the guiding principle of developing technology for people. The TU Hamburg sees itself in this context as a family-friendly and sustainable university with high performance and quality standards that strives for excellence in all its research fields. Interdisciplinarity, innovation, regionality and internationality are binding principles in our actions.

With currently around 8.000 students, 110 professors and 1.650 employees, the TU Hamburg is characterised by short decision-making processes and close cooperation between the board, the institutes, the deans of studies, the research areas and the administration. We identify ourselves with a modern leadership culture and cultivate appreciative interaction.


  • Research on quantum algorithms estimating properties quantum many-body systems for quantum chemistry
  • Publication of research results in peer-reviewed international journals and their presentation at relevant international conferences (physics / computer science / mathematics)
  • Contributing to the teaching activities of the institute and student supervision


  • Completed scientific university studies, in particular in the subject area/s mathematics, physics, computer science, or comparable; excellent grades are expected; prior rigorous mathematical training is required
  • Advanced knowledge in at least one of the topics: classical signal processing theory, randomized quantum measurements (a.k.a. shadow estimation), quantum computing, fermionic systems, quantum chemistry, quantum error mitigation
  • Additional knowledge within one or more of the following areas is desirable: programming skills, representation theory for finite groups, tail bounds for sums of random variables, tensor networks


    • The research will focus on the estimation of ground state properties of systems relevant in quantum chemistry. A close collaboration with Covestro (Christian Gogolin) is anticipated.
    • We provide the opportunity and support the goal of a doctorate or a postdoctoral qualification (habilitation), outside of the regular duties.
    • Benefit from excellent supervision and interdisciplinary exchange with the integration into an excellent research network in the quantum computing landscape.
    • We provide modern office space with the latest hardware allowing for a modern paperless work style (e.g., ThinkPad Yoga X1 + docking station with 4k monitors).
    • For successful members of the institute, an extension of the initial contract is possible.

    For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Martin Kliesch.

    We particularly encourage women to apply. Due to their underrepresentation in the advertised salary group, women will be given priority in cases of equal suitability, qualifications and professional performance.

    Please send your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae in table form, proof ofcompleted training and/or university degree, job references or certificates of employment) via the online application system.

    We look forward to receiving your online application by July 24th 2024.

    Notice for graduates of foreign educational qualifications:

    Please submit proof of all obtained university degrees and, if available, the recognition of your educational qualifications in Germany (e.g. anabin excerpts and/or acknowledgement of previous employers).

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