Post-doctoral position in the theory of quantum cryptography

Updated: about 2 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 22 Jun 2024

22 Apr 2024
Job Information
Organisation/Company

ICFO - The Institute of Photonic Sciences
Research Field

Physics
Engineering
Mathematics
Computer science
Researcher Profile

Recognised Researcher (R2)
Established Researcher (R3)
Country

Spain
Application Deadline

22 Jun 2024 - 23:59 (Europe/Madrid)
Type of Contract

Temporary
Job Status

Full-time
Hours Per Week

35.5
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

No

Offer Description

ICFO is offering a postdoctoral position to a well-qualified, highly motivated and dynamic young scientist who wishes to enhance his/her scientific career in a friendly and stimulating environment.

The successful candidate will be joining the Quantum Information Theory group led by Prof. Dr. Antonio Acín and will be working within the project QSNP. It consists of a consortium of research institutes, industry, small to medium-sized enterprises and start-ups from six EU member states, and the main goal is to develop quantum cryptography applications. The researcher will propose new or improve existing quantum key distribution protocols, study their security and possible photonic implementation.


Requirements
Research Field
Physics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Engineering
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Computer science
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Research Field
Mathematics
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

Skills/Qualifications

Candidates must hold an internationally-recognized Ph.D.-equivalent degree (or evidence of its completion in the nearest future) preferably in Physics, Engineering, Computer Science or Mathematics.

The candidate should have a proven track record of quantum information theory and knowledge in theoretical aspects of quantum cryptography.


Languages
ENGLISH
Level
Excellent

Additional Information
Benefits

Salaries for ICFO Postdoctoral positions are assigned by the Selection Committee, based on experience and seniority of the applicant, as well as the assigned tasks and responsibilities within the group. Standard salaries range from a lower level aligned with national Ramon-y-Cajal fellowships to higher levels aligned with Marie Skłodowska-Curie individual fellowships.

The contract is offered for a period of 3 years.

Additionally, a family allowance is also available on request and after corresponding approval for people with family charges in the terms described in the corresponding policy.


Eligibility criteria

ICFO is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates are selected exclusively on merit and potential on the basis of submitted application material. No restrictions related to disabilities, citizenship or gender apply to ICFO positions. ICFO abides by the principles of openness, efficiency, transparency, supportiveness, and international comparability as stated in the European Charter for Researchers and the European Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers.


Selection process

The formal application should be submitted online via

Suitable candidates are requested to submit:

  • Presentation letter with a declaration of interest,
  • Curriculum Vitae, including contact details,
  • The contact e-mail of two potential referees.

Candidates will be assessed as they apply and the call will remain open until the suitable candidate is identified.

Candidates may contact [email protected]  for formal enquiries regarding the application, as well as address scientific enquiries to [email protected] .

For update information about the hosting group, please visit https://www.icfo.eu/research-group/7/quantum-information/home/ .

For updated information about ICFO, please visit https://www.icfo.eu/ .


Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
1
Company/Institute
ICFO
Country
Spain
State/Province
Barcelona
City
Castelldefels
Postal Code
08860
Street
Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Geofield


Where to apply
Website

https://jobs.icfo.eu/?detail=898

Contact
State/Province

Barcelona
City

Castelldefels
Website

http://www.icfo.eu
Street

Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss, 3
Postal Code

08860

STATUS: EXPIRED

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