Postdoc CAT-2 quantum protocols

Updated: 2 months ago
Deadline: 19 Jun 2022

Postdoc position on quantum protocols. Quantum Key Distribution (testbed under development in Eindhoven) and quantum cryptography beyond QKD, e.g. key recycling, quantum encryption, unclonable encryption, unclonable credentials, quantum PUFs etc.


(Post-doctoral) Researcher


Mathematics and Computer Science, Applied Physics and Science Education

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Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute

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Job description

Quantum Delta NL has started a large national project in support of quantum technologies.

The Catalyst-2 (CAT2) subproject concentrates on the development of quantum key distribution and "Quantum Internet" applications.

The department of Mathematics and Computer Science at TU Eindhoven has one PhD vacancy and one postdoc vacancy for theoretical work in CAT2. The research will concentrate on

  • theory related to the QKD testbed under development in Eindhoven.
  • quantum cryptography beyond QKD, e.g. key recycling, unclonable encryption, unclonable credentials, quantum PUFs etc.

The project has good opportunities for collaboration with other departments at TU Eindhoven and with other Dutch universities.

Job requirements

We are looking for candidates with  

  • A PhD in cryptography, theoretical physics, or mathematics, and preferably a background in quantum cryptography or post-quantum cryptography.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, demonstrated for instance by a relevant PhD thesis and/or publication(s).
  • Ability to teach, shown by experience or assistance in teaching and positive evaluations of these teaching efforts.
  • Excellent mastering of the English language, good communication and leadership skills. Note that there is no Dutch language requirement.
  • Be a team player and able to work in a dynamic, interdisciplinary context.

Conditions of employment
  • A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university with the possibility to present your work at international conferences.
  • A full-time employment for 3 years.
  • You will have free access to high-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • A gross monthly salary and benefits in accordance with the Collective Labor Agreement for Dutch Universities.
  • Additionally, an annual holiday allowance of 8% of the yearly salary, plus a year-end allowance of 8.3% of the annual salary.
  • A broad package of fringe benefits (including an excellent technical infrastructure, moving expenses, and savings schemes).
  • Should you come from abroad and comply with certain conditions, you can make use of the so-called ‘30% facility’, which permits you not to pay tax on 30% of your salary.
  • Family-friendly initiatives are in place, such as an international spouse program, and excellent on-campus children day care and sports facilities.

Information and application

Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact dr. Boris Skoric, email: b.skoric[at]

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  • Cover letter in which you describe your motivation and qualifications for the position.
  • Curriculum vitae, including a list of your publications and the contact information of three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.

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