Research Associate and PhD position in quantum cryptography

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Sunday, August 14, 2022

We are looking for a research associate and a PhD student to work on practical aspects of quantum cryptography. The position is part of the Swiss National Science Foundation Practice-to-Science grant “Quantum cryptography in practice”. This project investigates practical quantum key distribution and quantum random number generation protocols, analyses their security, and develops secure and efficient alternative protocols.

You will be part of a small but growing research team working on IT security & cryptography at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Rotkreuz, Switzerland. Our projects range from developing software for cryptographic applications with industry partners to the theoretical security analysis of quantum-cryptographic protocols supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

The following positions are currently advertised:

  • Doctoral Position in Cryptography & Quantum Information (
  • Senior Research Associate Cryptography and Quantum Information (
  • Senior Research Associate Security Software Engineer (
  • Both junior and more senior candidates are considered. For junior candidates, there exists the possibility to combine the employment with enrolment in a study-program towards a PhD or a Master of Science in Engineering (MSE).

    Contact: Please apply online via the links provided above. For any further Information contact Prof. Dr. Esther Hänggi,