Student Assistant - Quantum Computing / Quantum Circuit Compilation

The »Self-Learning Systems« group at Fraunhofer IIS is part of the »Precise Positioning and Analytics« department and located at the institute’s Nuremberg site. Our team members have diverse academic backgrounds from computer science, engineering and physics. Since 2019 our group has delved into cutting-edge topics within the realm of quantum computing, including quantum machine learning, machine learning for quantum compilation, error correction, and quantum circuit cutting.

»Quantum Circuit Compilation« is a vital field of research that is crucial in optimizing the performance of quantum algorithms. It transforms high-level quantum instructions into efficient low-level operations, ultimately enhancing the feasibility of practical quantum computing applications. Within the »Self-Learning Systems« group, we want to explore automated approaches for circuit compilation using learning algorithms such as reinforcement learning.

You are interested quantum circuit compilation and would like to develop your quantum computing skills?

Then have a look at our offer!

What you will do

  • You will work on topics related to quantum circuit compilation
  • You will update our literature overview of the state of the art of RL based quantum circuit compilation
  • You will work with quantum computing frameworks like Qiskit
  • You will work with existing and emerging quantum hardware in the Munich Quantum Valley

What you bring to the table

  • You are currently enrolled in a physics, mathematics or computer science program
  • You are familiar with the topic of reinforcement learning and graph neural networks
  • You are familiar with Python programming and libraries like PyTorch, NumPy and PyTorch geometric
  • You are interested in the topic of quantum computing and libraries like Qiskit
  • You speak English fluently

What you can expect

  • Flexible working hours
  • Open and friendly team work
  • Varied tasks with room for creativity
  • Exciting seminars and events
  • Networking with scientists
  • Active contribution in applied research
  • Interesting and innovative projects

Weekly working hours are determined by agreement. You can start from now on (as a student assistant from 10 to 15 hours a week or as an intern for a period of at least three months). You can reduce your hours before exams and increase them during semester breaks. You can flexibly determine the working days.

We value and promote the diversity of our employees’ skills and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of age, gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion, ideology, disability, sexual orientation and identity.

Apply online now (PDF: cover letter, CV, transcripts). We look forward to getting to know you!

Fraunhofer-Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS

Application Deadline: none Location: Nuermberg