Postdoctoral positions in theoretical quantum cryptography and communications

Job type: 

Application deadline: 

Friday, December 4, 2020

Research group: 

Centre for Quantum Technologies Theory Group

We seek up to two highly motivated, skilled and independent researchers to join our research group at CQT and NUS ECE.

The research/postdoctoral fellows are expected to focus on, but not limited to, (1) the development of security proof techniques for realistic quantum cryptography schemes and (2) the development of verification toolboxes for quantum coherence and quantum correlations (nonlocality, entanglement, etc.) in quantum networks. We highly encourage candidates who are interested in both discrete and continuous variables systems to apply.

For some recent samples of our theoretical research:

https://arxiv.org/abs/1908.11372 (accepted at QCRYPT 2019 and QIP 2020)
https://journals.aps.org/pra/abstract/10.1103/PhysRevA.99.062332 (accepted at QCRYPT 2019)
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41534-019-0133-3 (accepted at QCRYPT 2018)

The successful candidates are also expected to work closely with experimentalists in the group to implement new theoretical ideas.

These positions are based on fixed-term contracts that are renewed annually. The selected candidates are expected to start as soon as possible, although the starting date is negotiable depending on the circumstances of the successful applicants.

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in physics, engineering, or a closely related field and ideally have a strong background in one or several of the following areas: quantum information, quantum cryptography, quantum nonlocality, convex optimization, quantum optics, integrated photonics, or signal processing. Solid programming skills and experience in quantum entropies and numerical simulation are highly desirable for the project.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send queries to charles.lim@nus.edu.sg