Position Title: Research Associate
Department/Unit: Mathematics & Statistics
Research Project: Dependent Type Theory for Verified Quantum Software
Position Type: Term
Duration of Contract (if applicable): 2-year term
Employment Type: Full Time
Full-time Equivalency (FTE): 1.0
Unit Full-time Hours: 37.5 hours/week
Salary: $37,050 – $50,000 per annum (37.5 hours per week)
About the Organization:
The Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Dalhousie University is a research-intensive department with 32 faculty members and numerous postdocs and graduate students. The Research Associate will work on a research project entitled “Dependent Type Theory for Verified Quantum Software.”
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Research Associate will be responsible for the design, semantics, and meta-theory of a functional programming language for quantum computing and use the language to investigate questions in quantum information theory.
Apply methods of type theory and lambda calculus to the design and implementation of a type-safe functional quantum programming language.
Use category theory, modal logic, and fibrations in the development of formal semantics and other meta-theory of the language.
Investigate the use of dependently typed lambda encodings in quantum programming language design.
Interact with team members at Dalhousie University.
Travel to attend site visits, program workshops, or for collaborations as directed.
Publish research results in appropriate journals and other recognized media.
National and international travel will be required several times a year.
Due to operational requirements, the successful applicant is required to work in-person on campus.
Dalhousie’s vaccine mandate has been suspended at this time, and employees no longer need to provide proof of full vaccination. However, health and safety risks to our community will continue to be monitored and a vaccine mandate may be reinstated if necessary.
Ph.D. in Mathematics or Computer Science with a minimum of 5 years of related research experience in dependent type theory and lambda calculus.
Experience in the design and implementation of quantum programming languages, dependently typed lambda encodings, and the categorical semantics of quantum programming languages.
Dalhousie University supports a healthy and balanced lifestyle. Our total compensation package includes a voluntary RRSP, health and dental plans and an employee and family assistance program.
All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and Permanent Residents will be given priority.
To apply you must submit you application via: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/11768
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.
Dalhousie University commits to achieving inclusive excellence through continually championing equity, diversity, inclusion, and accessibility. The university encourages applications from Indigenous persons (especially Mi’kmaq), persons of Black/African descent (especially African Nova Scotians), and members of other racialized groups, persons with disabilities, women, persons identifying as members of 2SLGBTQ+ communities, and all candidates who would contribute to the diversity of our community. For more information, please visit www.dal.ca/hiringfordiversity.