PhD position on Quantum Information, Paderborn University, Germany

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Application deadline: 

Monday, February 12, 2024

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, 100 percent. Information on this can be found in this link).

This is a full-time position for work on “Many-Body Entanglement, 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 Master’s degree (or equivalent) 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 in English

The list of responsibilities:
*) Performing research on quantum applications, communication, and computation, as well as developing ideas and communicating them within the project
*) Preparation and dissemination of the research results at international workshops and conferences, as well as contributing to writing drafts for submission to peer-reviewed journals
*) Teaching duty for 4 hours per week

The following will be needed:
*) A motivation letter (1-2 pages ideally)
*) Curriculum vitae (CV) with emphasis on academic achievements
*) Certificate of average grades for all the degrees
*) One recommendation letter to be sent to

Further information:
This is a research group led by Dr. Zahra Raissi at Paderborn University in Germany. We will collaborate closely with many other groups here in the Faculty for Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as universities and institutes outside Paderborn. This position will be endowed with a very attractive salary, and travel funds will be available for attending conferences or schools.
Paderborn is a beautiful city in eastern North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany. This city has very good public transport and connections to neighboring cities, and you can easily find people who can guide you in the English language. We will be working in the O-building with the exact address: Pohlweg 51, 33098 Paderborn, Germany, which is very close to the city centre and is a quiet and safe place (see the Paderborn University map).

Applications from women are particularly welcome and, in case of equal qualifications and experiences, will receive preferential treatment according to state law (LGG), unless there are preponderant reasons to give preference to another applicant. Part-time employment is generally possible. Applications from disabled people with appropriate suitability are explicitly welcome. This also applies to people with equal opportunities in accordance with the German social law SGB IX.

Please send your application with the subject “PhD application 2024” by the 12th of February 2024 to: For any further questions, please write me at and visit this website or this one.

Dr. Zahra Raissi
Institute for Computer Science
Department of Quantum Information
Paderborn University
Pohlweg 51
33098 Paderborn