Assistant Professor in Quantum Communications Institut Polytechnique de Paris

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

The Institut Polytechnique de Paris is a world-class institute of science and technology comprising 5 prestigious French engineering schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Telecom Paris, Telecom SudParis. Graduates of these schools include several Nobel laureates, as well as leading figures from the worlds of politics, economics and research:

We have an open permanent position for an Assistant Professor in Quantum Communications at Télécom SudParis (Institut Polytechnique de Paris) this year - application deadline march 20, 2024:


Information theory, coding theory, linear algebra, algebraic geometry, discrete mathematics, probability.


Candidates' research projects will focus on quantum technologies for transmission systems. Candidates with advanced training in applied mathematics being university or Grande Ecole graduates, having a PhD in a field involving digital communications, will have a taste for both theoretical developments and concrete applications. Their research project will be in the field of quantum technologies for transmission systems. In particular, experience with a scientific record in one of the following areas: post-quantum cryptography, quantum cryptography based on remote entanglement of qubits, quantum information theory, quantum detection theory, quantum error-correcting coding theory, quantum signal processing, quantum machine learning, would be appreciated. Potential applications will belong to the primary research areas of IMT and IP Paris, such as Artificial Intelligence, Health or the Environment.

The future colleague will teach signal processing, digital communications, statistics and probability for the school's various teaching programmes. He or she will be involved in supervising student projects and doctoral theses. He or she will be responsible for teaching M2-level courses in his or her area of expertise.

The future colleague will be involved in responding to national and European calls for projects, as well as setting up academic and industrial collaborations. He/she will be part of the "Information, Communication and Electronics" department at IP Paris, and will thus benefit from a rich research environment at Paris Saclay with the Quantum-Saclay center, which is a joint project between IP Paris and Université Paris Saclay, the INRIA Saclay center and joint research teams (including the QURIOSITY team with Telecom Paris) and the physics department of IP Paris (including CPHT lab).
Job requirements




Professional English
Publications in ranked international journals and conferences
Teaching experience at undergraduate or postgraduate level


Organizational and leadership skills
Writing and synthesis skills
Relational and pedagogical skills
Reactivity, initiative and rigor
Ability to work in a team within national or international research contracts, in collaboration with academic and industrial partners
Ability to negotiate and coordinate national, European and industrial contracts
Ability to manage projects


- Deadline for applications: March 20th, 2024

- Audition expected date: April 23th, 2024

- Expected work start date: September 1st, 2024 (negotiale)

- Nature of the contract: Permanent contract

- Location of the position : Palaiseau (France)

- The positions offered for recruitment are open to all with, upon request, accommodations for candidates with disabilities

- Working conditions : teleworking possible, on-site restaurant and cafeteria, accessibility by public transport (with employer's contribution) or close to main roads and staff association

> Application form (in one document) :
- detailed CV
- motivation letter
- a statement of further research and teaching activities at Telecom SudParis
- coordinates of at least two referees
- a list of the main publications
Additional elements ( integration statement, research and teaching statement, teaching records, reference letters, distinctions, etc.) are left to the appreciation of the candidate.

- For further information, applicants are invited to contact Wojciech Pieczynski (, head of the CITI department, and/or Frédéric Lehmann (, head of CITI's Statistics, Signals and Communications group.


Télécom SudParis (, established in 1979 as the Institut national des télécommunications (INT), is a Grande École which belongs to the Institut Mines-Télécom (IMT) Group. As a "Grande Ecole", it trains tomorrow’s elite engineers and managers in the field of digital sciences and technology. It is a founding member of Institut Polytechnique de Paris.

SAMOVAR ( is the research laboratory of Telecom SudParis. It is the entity of the school evaluated by the HCERES (French research evaluation council). It regroups all the academic staff of Telecom SudParis, along with colleagues from ENSIIE doing research in computer science.

Institut Polytechnique de Paris ( is a public higher education and research institution comprising five prestigious French engineering Schools: École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis. Under the aegis of the Institute, they bring together two centuries of expertise to pursue two major goals: to develop world-class training programs and cutting-edge research. Building on the strength of its five founding institutions, the Institut Polytechnique de Paris has established itself as a leading education and research institution in France and internationally. École Polytechnique, ENSTA Paris, ENSAE Paris, Télécom Paris and Télécom SudParis have contributed to major industrial and technological breakthroughs over the last two centuries. Their alumni include Nobel prize-winners and prominent figures in the worlds of politics, business and research.

Institut Mines-Télécom ( is a public institution dedicated to higher education and research for innovation. It is a key player in the fusion of science, engineering and digital technology, and takes its schools’ skills into the major fields of transformation in digital technology, industry, energy and the environment as well as their impact on the industry of the future, cities, health, and autonomy.

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