10 Nov 2023Job Information
University of Gdansk
International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies
Physics » Quantum mechanics
Technology » Quantum technology
Recognised Researcher (R2)
11 Dec 2023 - 23:59 (Europe/Warsaw)
Type of Contract
Hours Per Week
Offer Starting Date
1 Jan 2024
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
HE / EIC
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?
We are looking for two Postdoctoral Researchers to work in Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication Group at the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT) , funded by the Foundation for Polish Science, and hosted by the University of Gdansk. The Centre's official foreign partner is IQOQI-Vienna of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Gdansk is the pioneering and leading center of quantum information research in Poland. Gdansk, and the whole Tri-City, is one of the most beautifully located urban areas in Poland, with sandy sea beaches, lakes, and woods within in it and in the nearby area. It is the birthplace of Polish jazz and rock festivals, and vibrant in many fields.
The Centre consists of 6 groups: Multiphoton Quantum Optics for Quantum Information (leader Marek Żukowski); New Quantum Resources (leader Paweł Horodecki); Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies (leader Ana Belen Sainz); New Quantum Resources and Thermodynamics (leader Michał Horodecki); Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication (leader Marcin Pawłowski) ; Quantum Open Systems in Relation to Quantum Optics (leader Łukasz Rudnicki).
About the group The broad aim of the Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication Group would be to perform research concerning quantum phenomena which could be used for quantum methods for information transfer, coding and processing, aimed towards applied physics and possible commercialization.
The goals of the group are: - Development of self-testing protocols - Security analysis of information processing protocols - Research towards increasing efficiency and reliability of quantum protocols - Studies of general rules for information processing - Studies on quantum hacking and cryptanalysis to identify possible attacks and ways of preventing them - Investigations of the role of information processing protocols as a tool to analyze the fundamental laws of Nature - Finding experimental, applied physics, and industrial partners and collaborating with them towards building commercial quantum devices, prototypes, or obtaining patents.
About the “Towards easier tests of quantum phenomena “project One of the main issues hindering the progress in both: our understanding of the laws of the quantum world and their application in emerging technologies are the high requirements on the precision and efficiency of the necessary hardware. For experiments realized with photons (which are the most common in quantum information processing), the crucial requirement is the minimal efficiency of the detection, which is typically very high. The main aim of the project is to change this.
The goal of the post-doc will be to use expertise from the field of quantum optics and quantum information in order to advance on the research problems delineated in this description.
Key responsibilities include:
Keywords: Device-independent quantum information; quantum protocols; tests of nonclassicality; quantum cryptography; randomness generation.
Positions are offered within the implementation of the project “Modern Device Independent Cryptography (MoDIC)" (contract no. DEC-2023/05/Y/ST2/00005). The project is financed by the National Science Centre (NCN) within the Chist-ERA Call 2022 program by the National Science Center.Requirements
PhD or equivalent
PhD or equivalent
PhD or equivalent
1. The recruitment procedure has two stages: The pre-selection of candidates by the Selection Commission (SC) (based on the application form), and the Interview of the pre-selected candidates. 2. A postdoctoral position can be offered to candidates who received their PhD degree in 2017 or later. 3. An interview is expected in December, 2023. 4. ICTQT Selecting Commission (SC) reserves the right to invite for the interview only pre-selected candidates. 5. SC's decision is final and is not subject to appeal. 6. SC reserves the right to close the competition without selecting a candidate. 7. The decision will be made by SC within 1 months from the date of recruitment completion. 8. In the event of resignation from accepting the position of the selected candidate, the SC has the right to send the offer to the person placed on the reserve list, and in the absence of such a list, the SC has the right to reconsider the applications submitted to the competition and to indicate a new candidate application submitted to the competition and to indicate a new candidate.
All required documents should be prepared in English:
Website for additional job details
https: // ictqt.ug.edu.pl/pages/careers/Work Location(s)
Number of offers available
International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies University of Gdańsk
Jana Bazynskiego 1A
GeofieldWhere to apply
https: // en.ug.edu.pl/university/aboutus
https: // ictqt.ug.edu.pl/
Jana Bażyńskiego 1A