So, I’ve decided to simultaneously do something positive for theoretical computer science, stimulate BQPology research at MIT, and solve the “problem” of having too much grant money by hiring a postdoc. The main area of interest for this postdoc is quantum complexity theory, but I’ll also consider outstanding applicants of a more classical bent—in fact, the ideal applicant is someone equally excited to tackle meaty open problems in quantum complexity, classical complexity, or any combination of the two. As a postdoc here, you’ll collaborate (I hope) with me and my PhD students, but you’ll also have plenty of opportunities for interaction with the other quantum computing theory folks at MIT (Peter Shor, Ed Farhi, Seth Lloyd…), as well as the other computational complexity folks (too many to list). This postdoc is for one year, with the expectation of a renewal for a second year.
If you’re interested, email your CV, a link to your homepage, and what you consider your top 3 or 4 publications to firstname.lastname@example.org, and also arrange to have 3 rec letters emailed to me. Feel free to apply even if you previously applied for other postdocs at MIT: this is a new opportunity that’s somewhat different from previous ones. The application deadline is, shall we say, December 1st? Let me know if you have any questions.
Finally, while I was tempted to make “reading Shtetl-Optimized” an effective prerequisite for the postdoc, feel free to distribute this call for applications more widely.