PhD position on Quantum Computing and Information, Paderborn University, Germany

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Application deadline: 

Friday, March 17, 2023

The Quantum Information group (Department of Computer Science, Paderborn University, Germany) in the Faculty for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics is seeking a:

Research Associate (PhD student)
(pay scale E 13 TV-L)

This is a full-time position for work on “Many-body Entanglement, Classical and Quantum Error Correction, Holographic codes, and Quantum networks”, available immediately for a fixed term of three years. An extension of the contract to complete the doctoral dissertation is possible. The exact starting date is flexible.

Candidate’s profile:
*) A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Physics, Computer Science or Mathematics
*) Basic knowledge of quantum physics (e.g. quantum mechanics, quantum information, quantum computing)
*) Prior experience in programming and numerical methods is preferred
*) Fluent English in writing and speaking

The following will be needed:
*) A motivation letter (1-2 pages ideally)
*) Curriculum vitae (CV) with emphasis on academic achievements and contact details of two referees
*) Certificate of average grades for all the degrees
*) At least one recommendation letter

Applications from women are particularly welcome and, in case of equal qualifications and experience, will receive preferential treatment according to state law (LGG). Part-time employment is generally possible. Qualified disabled people (in the sense of the German social law SGB IX) are also encouraged to apply.

Please send your application with the subject “3-year PhD application 2023” to: Zahra Raissi, Applications will be considered until March 17th, with the position expected to begin as soon as possible.

Further information:
This is a newly established research group led by Dr. Zahra Raissi at Paderborn University in Germany. We will have close collaboration with many other groups here in the Faculty for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. This position will be endowed with a very attractive salary, and travel funds will be available for attending conferences or schools. Please note that this position also includes teaching duty for 4 hours per week. For more questions please write me at and visit this website .

Paderborn is a beautiful city in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This city has very good public transport and connections to neighbouring cities and you can easily find people who can guide you in the English language. We will be working in the O-building which is very close to the city centre and is a quiet and safe place (see the university webpage and the university map).