Postdoc Quantum Error Correction and Quantum Graph Theory

Updated: 13 days ago
Deadline: 10 May 2024


(Post-doctoral) Researcher

Irène Curie Fellowship



Mathematics and Computer Science

Institutes and others

Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute

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Job description

Research on quantum technologies is set to revolutionize several aspects of our life, including how we process information. In the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), the Netherlands, there is a vacancy for a 2 year postdoctoral position on the topics of quantum error correction, quantum graph theory, and quantum information theory. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

This postdoc position is jointly supervised by Alberto Ravagnani ( and Aida Abiad ( and it is funded by the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute for quantum technologies. The position is hosted by the Mathematical Communication Theory group ( ).

You will have the opportunity to contribute to and shape research directions at the crossroad of quantum information theory, quantum graph theory, and quantum error correction. You will bridge the Algebraic Combinatorics and the Mathematical Communication Theory groups, establishing and leading new interdisciplinary collaborations. You will bridge the Mathematical Communication Theory group and the Eindhoven Hendrik Casimir Institute.

Job requirements
  • You have a PhD in Mathematics or related disciplines.
  • Familiarity with coding theory and graph theory. Ideally, familiarity with quantum information theory and/or quantum graph theory.
  • Ability to conduct high quality academic research, reflected in demonstratable outputs.
  • A team player who enjoys coaching Master's students and working in a dynamic, interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to take the lead and take initiative in research collaborations.
  • A proven ability to manage complex projects to completion on schedule.
  • Excellent (written and verbal) proficiency in English, good communication skills.

Conditions of employment

A meaningful job in a dynamic and ambitious university, in an interdisciplinary setting and within an international network. You will work on a green campus within walking distance from the central train station. In addition, we offer you:

  • Full-time employment for 2 years.
  • Salary in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities, scale 10 (min. €3,877 max. €5,090).
  • A year-end bonus of 8.3% and annual vacation pay of 8%.
  • High-quality training programs on general skills, didactics and topics related to research and valorization.
  • An excellent technical infrastructure, on-campus children's day care and sports facilities.
  • Partially paid parental leave and an allowance for commuting, working from home and internet costs.
  • A TU/e Postdoc Association that helps you to build a stronger and broader academic and personal network, and offers tailored support, training and workshops.
  • A Staff Immigration Team is available for international candidates, as are a tax compensation scheme (the 30% facility) and a compensation for moving expenses.

Information and application

About us

Eindhoven University of Technology is an internationally top-ranking university in the Netherlands that combines scientific curiosity with a hands-on attitude. Our spirit of collaboration translates into an open culture and a top-five position in collaborating with advanced industries. Fundamental knowledge enables us to design solutions for the highly complex problems of today and tomorrow.


Do you recognize yourself in this profile and would you like to know more?
Please contact the hiring manager Alberto Ravagnani ([email protected] ) and/or Aida Abiad ([email protected] ).

Visit our website for more information about the application process or the conditions of employment.

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We invite you to submit a complete application using the apply-button.
The application should include a:

  • 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 at least three references.
  • List of five self-selected ‘best publications’.

We look forward to receiving your application and will screen it as soon as possible. The vacancy will remain open until the position is filled.

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