PhD Position at JKU Linz, Austria

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Application deadline: 

Friday, February 2, 2024

This PhD position at the Quantum Information and Computation Group (Institute for Integrated Circuits) at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria, is part of the consortium “Quantum-Computer-Enhanced Imaging” within the FWF Cluster of Excellence “Quantum Science Austria / quantA”. The consortium consists of researchers in Linz (Richard Kueng, Johannes Kofler), Vienna (Thomas Juffmann, Iva Brezinova, Philipp Haslinger), Innsbruck (Philipp Schindler), and Erlangen (Mario Krenn).

Your profile:
- Master’s degree in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, AI, or a closely related field
- Background in quantum information and/or quantum computation
- Curiosity-driven and interested in foundational theoretical research
- English proficiency of at least level B2

Job description:
In JKU’s Quantum Information and Computation Group, you will be part of an interdisciplinary research team, which welcomes people from varying scientific backgrounds. We strongly believe that diversity breeds creativity and encourage a wide range of candidates to apply. The consortium mentioned above will hire 4 PhD students, one in Linz (this opening), two in Vienna, and one in Innsbruck. The objective of the project is to replace classical detector technology such as cameras and single-pixel devices with a quantum computer and to design efficient learning strategies for imaging and sensing. Within our JKU team and in collaboration with the other members of the consortium, your research will focus on establishing a theoretical framework for such quantum-computer-enhanced detection and estimation methods from an information-theoretical point of view. We expect that this project has the potential to substantially advance the current state of the art and lead to peer-reviewed publications as well as presentations at international conferences.

We offer:
- Gross salary on a 40 hour basis (4/3 of FWF’s personnel costs), i.e. 3.286 Euro per month (14 times per year), amounting to a net salary of approx. 32.500 Euro per year
- One-year contract with prolongation possibility to 4 years in total
- Being part of a diverse, interdisciplinary and international team
- Attractive campus and dynamical research environment

How to apply:
- Via email to Johannes Kofler: (subject: PhD Application)
- Your application should consist of (i) a short (less than one page) letter of motivation including a brief summary of the Master Thesis, (ii) a full CV, and (iii) a list of all your university grades/certificates
- The candidate must ensure that two recommendation letters from separate academic advisors are sent directly (i.e. not by the candidate) via email
- Deadline: Open until filled