Postdoctoral job in quantum information theory

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We are currently offering several postdoctoral positions to highly motivated and well-qualified young researchers who intend to enhance their career in the field of quantum information science. The successful candidates will work in the research group for quantum information theory led by Prof. Jens Eisert at the University of Potsdam in the Berlin-Potsdam metropolitan area.

The positions will be funded either by the EU project COMPAS (Computing with Mesoscopic Photonic and Atomic States) or by the European Young Research Investigator Award of the group leader.

* For work in the former context, a strong background in quantum information over continuous variables and quantum optics would be required.

* For the latter, research will be devoted to several aspects of quantum information science, specifically to the interface between quantum information science and quantum many-body theory or to quantum channels and their capacities.

A good knowledge of mathematical methods of physics is desirable. Applicants must also have demonstrated an excellent research accomplishment in the past.

Candidates must hold a PhD degree in physics, mathematics or computer science, or provide evidence for the successful completion of the requirements in the near future. The appointed candidate could start as soon as possible, but would be expected to join the group not later than autumn of 2008.

The postdoctoral positions would first be available first for either one or two years, and could be extended following a successful development of the initial phase.

Interested candidates are invited to submit

* a letter indicating the main research interests,
* a detailed curriculum vitae,
* a list of publications,
* the electronic (email) contact details of three potential referees.

All applications should be sent in electronic form to jense[at]

For an overview over the research activities, see, or consult the preprint server under

The group is based in Potsdam, in the science park comprising the Max Planck Institutes and the science departments of the university, at the outskirts of the Berlin metropolitan area, which is Germany's capital and one of Europe's largest cities. The Berlin-Brandenburg area is one of the country's two major research centres, with four major universities and eight Max Planck institutes. The area is quite certainly among the regions offering the highest quality of life in the country. On the one hand, there is the capital Berlin, with its international flavour and cultural vitality, on the other hand the quiet and significantly smaller adjacent Potsdam, enjoying a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Status.

The call will be open until suitable candidates are identified.