Two Early-Stage Researchers (PhD candidates) in Quantum Information Processing

Two PhD vacancies are available for highly motivated Early Stage Researcher (ESR) positions as part of the new H2020, EU-funded, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network “AppQInfo” on “Applications and Hardware for Photonic Quantum Information Processing”.

Quantum Information Processing (QIP) QIP will revolutionise information technology, providing higher quality, speed and unconditional security, not possible with classical technologies. Our research projects will work towards feasible long-distance quantum communications from urban-scale networks to satellite-based systems using various data encoding; study quantum photonic circuits towards their quantum transport properties and quantum transforms they implement; exploit these platforms for machine learning applications, such as building all-optical artificial neural networks, and applying them for quantum simulations; develop enabling technologies of sources and detectors of multiphoton quantum states and polaritonic logic gates.

The project consortium embraces 15 excellent European institutions: the University of Warsaw (Poland, the coordinator), University of Vienna (Austria), University of Padova (Italy), University of Oxford (UK), Imperial College London (UK), Université Libre de Bruxelles (Belgium), Sorbonne Université (France), IBM Research (Switzerland), ID Quantique (Switzerland). They are accompanied by the Institute for Quantum Computing at the University of Waterloo (Canada), University of Paderborn (Germany), University of Geneva (Switzerland), NTT Basic Research Labs (Japan), Single Quantum (Netherlands), and Quandela (France).

An ideal candidate should possess a MSc (or equivalent) degree in physics, mathematics or computer science, should be ambitious and hard-working with high motivation for scientific work and strong will for self-development. We expect a good practical knowledge of English (B or C level preferred) and ability to travel within the EU and worldwide.


1. Completed master studies in physics, computer science or mathematics, preferably with specialization in quantum information processing, quantum computation etc.
2. Ambitious hard-working with high motivation for scientific work and strong will for self-development
3. Numerical programming practice, basic knowledge of mathematical tools (e.g. Matlab or Wolfram Mathematica) and general computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Skype)
4. Practical knowledge of English (B level or above)
5. Ability to work collaboratively
6. Mobility (ability to travel within the EU and worldwide)