Department of Mathematics, The Pennsylvania State University

Position ID: PennState-POSTDOCMPQDC [#11191, 75156]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher - Models and Protocols for Quantum Distributed Computation
Position Type: Postdoctoral
Position Location: University Park, Pennsylvania 16802, United States [map]
Starting Date: 2017/10/24
Application Deadline: (posted 2017/10/27, listed until 2018/08/06)
Position Description:    

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Can distributed consensus problems be accelerated with a quantum coprocessor? Can a cryptocurrency be based on shared quantum state instead of proof-of-work? How can we trust quantum computing in the cloud? Explore these and related questions in an AFOSR-sponsored postdoc in the mathematics department at Penn State. New or recent Ph.D.s are sought with exceptional research potential and in some positions with teaching required (for these you should have a commitment to excellence in teaching). These are non-tenure track appointments and are typically for one year (48 weeks). A Ph.D. in mathematics, computer science, or physics is required. Candidates from all areas of mathematics will be considered. Applicants must complete the Penn State application electronically at and must submit an application through ( with the following materials in order for the application to be complete: 1) at least 3 reference letters (one letter must address in details the candidate's abilities as a teacher), 2) Curriculum Vitae, 3) Publication list, 4) Cover letter which should reference this position for full consideration, and 5) Research Statement. Further information can be received from Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled. CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS: For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report. Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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The Pennsylvania State University
Eberly College of Science
Department of Mathematics
109 McAllister Building
University Park, PA 16802

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