PhD Studentship on Quantum Internet design at University of Naples Federico II

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Monday, July 1, 2019


PhD Studentship: Quantum Internet design
Starting date: Fall 2019
Duration of study: full-time, three years fixed term
Application deadline: July 1st, 2019

The Future communications LaboratorY (FLY) at University of Naples Federico II, Italy, is looking for self-motivated full-time Ph.D. students within the first Italian inter-university PhD program in Quantum Technologies.

The PhD program is jointly offered by the University of Napoli Federico II, the National Council of Research (CNR) and the University of Camerino.
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The Ph.D. positions are fully funded. The annual scholarship amounts to 15.343,28 Euros, including social welfare charges. The grant covers the entire time duration of the doctorate program, and the starting date is expected to be Fall 2019, once the suitable candidates pass the open competition announced by the University.

The selected candidates will perform cutting-edge research in the area of Quantum Internet design.
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An ideal candidate will have enthusiasm and passion for performing quality research as well as patience to tackle academically challenging problems. The candidates should meet the following criteria:
- Holding or expecting an M.S. degree in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, or related engineering disciplines
- Strong background in mathematics and analytical thinking.
- Solid written and communication skills in English.
- Background in wireless communications, computer networks, signal processing or quantum mechanics is desirable, but interested candidates from other areas are also welcome.
- Ability to pursue independent research.
- Ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team.

Interested candidates should contact Dr. Cacciapuoti ( or Dr. Caleffi ( with the followings and any other material that can strengthen their case and specifying in the subject line “Candidate for PhD positions at FLY”:
- Detailed curriculum vitae.
- A copy of transcripts (graduate and/or undergraduate studies, as applicable).
- Relevant published research materials.
- Names and contact details of at least two referees, who are willing to provide detailed recommendation letters.

About University of Naples Federico II
The University of Naples Federico II is located in Naples, Italy. Founded by the emperor of the Holy Roman Empire Frederick II on 5 June 1224 and organized into 13 faculties, it is the world's oldest state university and one of the oldest academic institutions in continuous operation.
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