Postdoctoral position in quantum algorithms for finance

We offer a postdoctoral position in the field of quantum algorithms applied to finance, in the framework of a research project involving CSIC and BBVA (one of Spain’s major financial institutions)

The project is led by researchers Diego Porras and Juan José García-Ripoll, from Instituto de Física Fundamental, located at CSIC main campus in Serrano, Madrid. The main goal is to investigate quantum algorithms applied to problems of practical relevance in the financial sector. The postdoctoral researcher will be part of a team involving a PhD student, and she/he will interact regularly with our collaborators at BBVA.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in quantum computing, ideally with a focus on quantum variational algorithms and their applications. No background on financial mathematics is strictly required, but the researcher must have the will to learn about methods in quantitative finance and their translation into quantum algorithms. 

This position offers relevant opportunities for scientific leadership. In addition to carrying out research on quantum algorithms, the postdoctoral researcher will coordinate the scientific interaction among institutions. We believe that this is a great opportunity to acquire experience that is highly valued by companies and academic groups.

The postdoctoral researcher will join QUINFOG,, a vibrant and very active research group that will provide an ideal environment for this project.  

We offer a one year position, renewable up to two years, with a gross (before taxes) salary of up to 38k€ before income tax, but already including healthcare and unemployment benefits. Ideal candidates should incorporate ASAP, starting on February 2022.

To apply, please send CV and presentation letter to Diego Porras ([email protected]) and Juan José García Ripoll ([email protected])