Postdoctoral researcher in (theoretical) Quantum Cryptography

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The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography, as part of Christian Schaffner’s NWO VIDI Project Cryptography in the Quantum Age.

The aim of the project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their limitations. An example of an active research is position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).

The full-time appointment (38 hours per week) will be on a temporary basis, initially for one year with an extension for a further two years on positive evaluation. Depending on experience, the gross monthly salary will range from €2,476 to €3,908 (scale 10), excl. 8% holiday allowance and 8,3% annual bonus.

Prospective candidates should:
* hold or be about to obtain a PhD degree in computer science, mathematics or physics;
* have a proven track record of excellence in cryptography and/or quantum information, as witnessed by a strong publication list in relevant first-tier conference proceedings or journals;
* have in-depth knowledge of one of the following fields is a plus: parallel repetition, limited-quantum-storage models, continuous variables, quantum security notions;
* have strong passion for research, a drive to publish and the wish to learn new skills through working with or assisting in guiding PhD and MSc students;
* have good communication skills in English, both oral and written.

Further information and application procedure can be found at: