PhD position at the University of Technology Sydney

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Application deadline: 
Sunday, January 14, 2018

A fully-funded PhD position is available at the University of Technology Sydney, Australia, to conduct forefront theoretical research in the quantum information sciences, working with Dr Peter Rohde within the Centre for Quantum Software & Information (QSI).

The research topics are flexible, including:
* Quantum machine learning
* Quantum cryptography (especially homomorphic encryption and blind quantum computing)
* Quantum networking (especially cloud quantum computing)
* Quantum computing (with an emphasis on optical quantum computing, boson-sampling and quantum random walks)
* Quantum information theory
* Quantum metrology
* Your own suggestions for exciting projects in quantum technology

The candidate should have a background in physics, computer science, engineering, mathematics or a related discipline, and be highly creative, independent and passionate about quantum technology. The duration of the position is for 3 years, and includes a scholarship for $25,861/year (tax free). The position is research-only, with no teaching or coursework obligations.

QSI is a leading research centre in the quantum information sciences, and the candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with leading researchers within the centre, as well as with other researchers domestically and internationally. Sydney is home to several major quantum research centres, presenting outstanding local collaboration opportunities.

The candidate will conduct theoretical research to be published in international journals, present research findings at major conferences, and build collaboration networks. Travel opportunities will be available.

To apply for the position or request further information, please contact Dr Peter Rohde (peter.rohde@uts.edu.au) by January 14. When applying, please provide a resume, academic record, contact details for two academic referees, and a statement of your research interests and passions. Applications are now open.