Funded PhD or postdoc position in quantum communication and the study of quantum networks

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

We are currently offering a position to a highly motivated and well-qualified researcher who intends to enhance the career in the field of quantum information science, on either the postdoctoral or the PhD student level. The successful candidate will work in the research group for quantum information theory led by Jens Eisert at the Dahlem Center for Complex Quantum Systems of the Free University of Berlin.

The advertised position will be part of Q.Link.X, one the largest research networks on quantum communication in Europe that is about to start, with notions of quantum repeaters and security in quantum key distribution being in the focus, bringing together leading experimentalists and theorists. This research network, which is expected to provide a stimulating framework, is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

For the candidate, expertise in the field of quantum communication is not required, but highly desirable. Plausible backgrounds include the study of quantum repeaters, quantum networks, graph states or the fields of quantum system identification, quantum key distribution, or quantum Shannon theory. Applicants must, in particular on the postdoctoral level, have demonstrated an excellent research accomplishment. The appointed candidate could start as soon as possible. The postdoctoral positions would first be available for two years, the PhD position for three years.

Interested candidates are invited to submit

- a letter indicating the main research interests,
- a detailed curriculum vitae,
- a list of publications,
- the electronic (email) contact details of two potential referees.

All applications should be sent in electronic form to, having "Quantum communication" as subject line.

Our QMIO group is one of the leading groups in quantum information science, based at the FU Berlin. The latter is one of the leading research-intensive universities in Germany and the largest of the four within the Berlin-Brandenburg academic landscape. It is one of the nine German universities only that have been rewarded as being excellent universities in the framework of the federal government's excellence initiative. For an overview over the research activities, see

The call will be open until suitable candidates are identified. Applications will be reviewed from the 20th of September 2018 onwards.