at the Department of Physics . Closing date: 10 October 2022.
The Department of Physics is one of the biggest departments within the Faculty
of Science and supports a broad range of basic research in experimental and
theoretical physics. It has about 250 employees, of which 95 are PhD students.
Many have been internationally recruited.
The Department of Physics is part of the AlbaNova University Center, which is
a strong research center, and which, in addition to the Department of Physics,
also houses the Department of Astronomy, the physics departments at the Royal
Institute of Technology (KTH) and the Nordic Institute for Theoretical
The interdisciplinary field of quantum information processing and
communication connects quantum mechanics/optics/electronics with classical
information theory to achieve tasks in information and communication that are
impossible with classical methods. This fusion has led to new concepts such as
the qubit, quantum teleportation, quantum cryptography, and quantum computing.
Quantum information has also revitalized the discussions about the foundations
of quantum theory. The field is currently very active and is driving for
progress in both physics and computer science, information technology. The
research objectives of our group include experimental preparation and
characterization of multipartite entanglement and tests on the foundations of
quantum mechanics, such as the locality and the contextually.
In quantum communication, the objectives are the implementations of quantum
key distribution, quantum random number generation, secure quantum multiparty
communication, and qubit and entanglement assisted communication protocols.
The aim of this project is to develop security tools for quantum cryptography
protocols and communication system solutions. The practical security of
quantum systems verification will be guaranteed by successive iterations of
security loophole demonstrations and countermeasure implementations.
This project is part of the Wallenberg Centre for Quantum Technology
(WACQT), a 12-year, billion-SEK initiative started in 2018 with the purpose
of advancing Swedish academia and industry to the forefront of quantum
The postdoc will be working with programming, data analysis, benchmarking,
and modelling, as well as application of the developed methods to secure
quantum communication project.
Postdoctoral positions are appointed primarily for purposes of research.
Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent
degree from another country.
The degree must have been completed at latest before the employment decision
is made, but no more than three years before the closing date. An older degree
may be acceptable under special circumstances. Special reasons refer to sick
leave, parental leave, elected positions in trade unions, service in the total
defense, or other similar circumstances as well as clinical attachment or
service/assignments relevant to the subject area.
The successful candidate should be highly motivated and should have a Ph.D. in
physics and computer science or related field, and a strong background in
cryptography and IT security. Experience with quantum communication is
important. Excellent skills in computer programming (primarily C++, Python),
computer networks, and knowledge of IT security tools are necessary merits.
We value a collaborative attitude and an interest in working both
independently and togheter in a team, sharing best practices and assuming
responsibility. Self-motivation, attention to detail, and a problem-solving
analytical ability are important personal qualities for this position.
Terms of employment
The position involves full-time employment for a minimum of two years and a
maximum of three years, with the possibility of extension under special
circumstances. Start date as per agreement.
Stockholm University strives to be a workplace free from discrimination and
with equal opportunities for all.
Further information about the position can be obtained from Professor Mohamed
Bourennane, telephone +46 8 553 787 36, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ingrid Lander (Saco-S), telephone: +46 708 16 26 64, email@example.com,
Alejandra Pizarro Carrasco (Fackförbundet ST/Lärarförbundet), telephone: +46
8 16 34 89, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.com (SEKO).
Apply for the position at Stockholm University's recruitment system. It is the
responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the application is complete in
accordance with the instructions in the job advertisement, and that it is
submitted before the deadline.
Please include the following information with your application
Your contact details and personal data
Your highest degree
Your language skills
Contact details for 2–3 references
Important: Your academic referees should send us recommendation letters
via email to: FVfirstname.lastname@example.org and state in the subject line:
SU FV-3464-22 + name of the applicant.
and, in addition, please include the following documents
CV – degrees and other completed courses, work experience and a list of
Research proposal (no more than 3 pages) describing:
– why you are interested in the field/project described in the advertisement
– why and how you wish to complete the project
– what makes you suitable for the project in question
Copy of PhD diploma
Publications in support of your application (no more than 3 files).
The instructions for applicants are available at: How to apply for a position.
You are welcome to apply!
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