Post-Doc Position In Quantum Resources Group

Universities and Institutes of Poland


November 11, 2021


  • Organisation/Company: Jagiellonian University
  • Research Field: Physics › Quantum mechanics
  • Researcher Profile: Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • Application Deadline: 11/11/2021 22:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • Location: Poland › Kraków
  • Type Of Contract: Temporary
  • Job Status: Full-time
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • Offer Starting Date: 03/01/2022
  • Eu Research Framework Programme: H2020
  • Research group

    The broad aim of Quantum Resources Group is to develop a theoretical framework underpinning quantum technologies, with a particular focus on quantum computing and quantum thermodynamics.

    The main goals of the group are:

  • Identifying resources responsible for quantum advantage over classical strategies in various information-theoretic and thermodynamic tasks.
  • Characterising allowed resource transformations in different regimes.
  • Finding optimal ways to experimentally implement protocols exhibiting quantum advantage, while taking into account realistic constraints.
  • These goals will be achieved within three research objectives:

  • Development of a unified framework for classical simulations of quantum circuits.
  • Devising feasible thermodynamic protocols exhibiting quantum advantage.
  • Constructing operational scenarios within the resource theory of coherence.
  • The group is led by Kamil Korzekwa and the detailed research agenda, with the description of specific research directions that the group is pursuing, is available at https:// Details about scientific activities of the group, its research output and current group members can be found at https: // www.

    The group was established as a part of a larger project Near-term quantum computers: challenges, optimal implementations and applications funded by Foundation for Polish Science. Within this project a network of four closely collaborating research groups, working on cutting-edge aspects of quantum technology, has been formed. The remaining three members of the consortium are: Quantum Computing Group (led by Michał Oszmaniec from Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences), Quantum Machine Learning Group (led by Zbigniew Puchała from Institute of Theoretical and Applied Informatics of the Polish Academy of Sciences) and Quantum Error Correction Group (led by Felix Huber from Jagiellonian University). Marek Kuś from Center for Theoretical Physics of the Polish Academy of Sciences is the leader of the entire project, while the part of the consortium established at Jagiellonian University will be supervised by Karol Życzkowski.

    Key responsibilities

  • Active scientific research.
  • Presenting results at workshops and conferences.
  • Participation in mentoring of PhD and Master students.
  • Active role in setting up local and international collaborations.
  • Involvement in group activities (seminars, group meetings, etc.).
  • Benefits
  • Full time employment for 20 months with negotiable starting date (but each month later than 1st of February 2022 means a month shorter contract due to a fixed ending date of the project on the 28th of September 2023).
  • 13 salaries a year, each up to 7660 PLN/1680 EUR before tax (expected after-tax salary up to 5840 PLN/1280 EUR), so up to 6330 PLN/1390 EUR per month after tax.
  • Travel funds.
  • Basic equipment and core facilities.
  • Scientific and organisational support.
  • Selection process

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail to and should include all required documents. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview. We expect that the interview will be held at the end of November (the confirmation will be sent to the prospect candidates shortly after the application deadline). Any questions should be emailed to:

    Offer Requirements
  • Physics: PhD or equivalent

  • ENGLISH: Excellent

  • PhD degree in physics, mathematics or computer science (obtained up to 5 years before starting work in the project).
  • Research experience in at least one of the following fields:
  • Quantum information theory,
  • Quantum computing,
  • Quantum foundations.
  • Interest in quantum thermodynamics and resource theories will be an additional benefit.
  • Experience in mentoring and/or supervising students.
  • Fluent spoken and written English.
  • Specific Requirements

    Applications should be submitted by e-mail to and should include:

  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Research record with a list of publications, talks and academic awards.
  • Short motivation letter including the description of current research interests (max. 1 page).
  • Documents confirming the scientific degrees (copies of MSc and PhD diplomas).
  • Names and contact details (e-mail addresses) of at least two senior researchers who may provide references for the candidate. The candidate is expected to contact the referees and ask them to email reference letters to (the letters must be sent before the deadline).
  • Contact Information
  • Organisation/Company: Jagiellonian University
  • Department: The Faculty of Physics, Astronomy and Applied Computer Science
  • Organisation Type: Higher Education Institute
  • Website: https:// www.
  • E-Mail:
  • Country: Poland
  • City: Kraków
  • Postal Code: 30-348
  • Street: ul. Łojasiewicza 11
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