The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) GmbH,
very cordially invites applications for one open position of 

           Researcher (m/f/d) 

for Quantum Artifical Intelligence (QAI) in the DFKI research department 
of Agents and Simulated Reality in Saarbruecken, Germany.

This full-time position is initially for a limited period of three years.
The successful applicant will focus on basic research and development of novel hybrid quantum-classical AI 
(Quantum AI) algorithms for selected, computationally hard AI problems with applications in the automotive 
industry including optimal production planning and collision-free navigation of self-driving cars. 
The extent to which the adaptation of selected classical AI methods for quantum computing using suitable 
existing and possibly further or newly developed quantum algorithms (quantum circuits) is theoretically feasible 
and beneficial shall be investigated in depth. Apart from simulation on a classical computer, the partial execution 
of developed hybrid QAI algorithms on a real quantum computer available for this purpose by our partners is aimed for.

The position requires a very good master degree or a PhD either in computer science with focus on AI,
or in physics with focus on quantum computing. 
Good knowledge of the mathematics of quantum computation and quantum algorithms, as well as in the AI fields of 
machine learning, in particular deep reinforcement learning, planning and optimisation is required.
Programming experience (e.g. Python, Java, C++, TensorFlow, Xanadu PennyLane, IBM QISKit), good command 
of written and spoken English and German, a high level of committment, strong teamwork skills and ability to 
work independently are expected.
The successful applicant will conduct basic research in the future-oriented Quantum AI field with application to 
automotive industry. DFKI is one of the worldwide largest AI research centers and located on an awarded location 
for computer science in the city of Saarbruecken, Germany

To apply, please send your meaningful application (including cover letter; professional CV; 
scanned copies of relevant transcripts of records and certificates) in a single PDF file, 
by email to PD Dr. Matthias Klusch at matthias.klusch@dfki.de.

All incoming applications are considered until the position is filled! 
The QAI research project for the position is currently expected to commence April 1, 2021.

Contact: PD Dr. Matthias Klusch, matthias.klusch@dfki.de

DFKI is an equal opportunity employer. Priority will be given to applicants with severe disabilities
if their professional and personal qualifications are essentially the same. DFKI intends to increase
the proportion of women in science and therefore expressly invites women to apply.