TCG CREST – The Chatterjee Group Centres for Research and Education in Science and Technology – aspires to be a world-leading research institute in the area of science and technology. The objectives of TCG CREST are to conduct fundamental and translational research at the frontiers of both science and technology, and also to impart high quality education to PhD scholars. The Centre for Quantum Engineering, Research and Education (CQuERE) is one of the centres at TCG CREST dedicated to performing cutting edge research and high-quality education at the PhD level in the emerging field of quantum engineering, and thereby train future researchers for academia as well as industry, keeping in mind the pressing need to foster strong national and international collaborations between the two domains. The areas of research currently being pursued at CQuERE are quantum computation theory including quantum algorithms and quantum machine learning, experimental quantum computing using superconducting qubits, photonic integrated circuits for sensing and quantum sensing using cold atoms.
CQuERE seeks to appoint faculty members at all levels – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor in the areas of quantum computing, quantum machine learning, quantum information, and quantum communication (theory activities). The initial period of appointment for all positions is 5 years, with subsequent renewal upon convincing performance. An excellent research record is required for all the positions, as demonstrated by publications in reputed journals and conference proceedings. Applicants with industry experience will be given due consideration. Successful candidates will be expected to perform research at the forefront of quantum information science, supervise the work of PhD scholars, and teach PhD as well as introductory courses on quantum science. The position-specific requirements are as follows:
|Assistant Professor||Associate Professor||Professor|
|Qualifications||PhD in Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Computer Science or Engineering.||PhD in Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Computer Science or Engineering.||PhD in Physics, Maths, Chemistry, Computer Science or Engineering.|
|Experience**||3 or more years of postdoctoral experience, with research focus on any of the aforementioned areas.||8 or more years of experience, including 5 or more years of experience at an Assistant Professor level, with research focus on any of the aforementioned areas. Demonstrated experience of teaching and research supervision of PhD students and postdocs is desired.||13 or more years of experience, including 5 or more years of experience at an Associate Professor level, with research focus on any of the aforementioned areas. Demonstrated experience of teaching and research supervision of PhD students and postdocs, as also academic excellence and leadership is desired.|
|** For exceptional candidates, specific experience requirements might be relaxed at the discretion of the CQuERE faculty members.|
A cover letter, research and teaching plans, curriculum vitae, and 3 reference letters (not mandatory for the post of Professor) are required as part of the application. Selections will be made via interviews, following short-listing of applicants. All applications must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject as “Application for the post of Asst/Assoc/Prof. – <candidate’s name>”. Confidential reference letters must be sent separately to the same email id directly by the referees. Foreign nationals are also encouraged to apply, and will receive visa support, if selected. All successful candidates will get a highly competitive salary and benefits. The appointed faculty members are expected to generate part of their research funds via external grants, etc.