15/12/2016
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Early-Stage Researcher in Quantum Communications

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Universidad de Vigo
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    PhysicsOptics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    10/05/2017 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
  • LOCATION
    Spain › Vigo
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Full-time
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    40
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
  • MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER
    675662

Host Institute: University of Vigo

Project Supervisor: Prof. Marcos Curty

Starting date: flexible but strictly no later than 1 Oct 2017

Duration: 3 years

Annual Salary: €36,424.32 + €7,200 (for mobility allowance) + €6,000 (for family allowance, if eligible); this is before any applicable tax and/or deductions.

 

Project Description

While the most well-known example of quantum cryptography is undoubtedly QKD, there are many other potential cryptographic applications that could exploit quantum-mechanical effects to outperform current classical solutions. A PhD position is available on a project to investigate some relevant examples of such protocols in order to evaluate their feasibility, security and performance with current technology. The range of protocols considered includes, for instance, quantum digital signature schemes, secure identification schemes, and quantum communication complexity protocols that lead to savings in the required amount of communication and storage of information when compared to their classical counterparts. The goal is to identify practical scenarios where such schemes can outperform classical cryptographic solutions and find suitable implementable designs for them. The work will be carried out in close connection with other relevant partners in the network.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility rules

 
For full explanation of eligibility rules please see here. In short, eligibility rules require candidates to have been resident outside the host country (Spain) for at least two of the past three years prior to the start of their contract. They should also be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date that you obtained the degree that would entitle you to embark on a PhD. The candidates cannot have a PhD degree at the time of recruitment, but it is possible to be a PhD student and still satisfy the above condition.

Selection process

After shortlisting, you will be contacted by the relevant supervisory team for interviews.

 
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Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

Requirements

 
Candidate profile
  • Education: Top Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or expecting) in science or engineering
  • Relevant Research Fields: Quantum Optics, Quantum Information, Communications Systems, Cryptography
  • Languages: English (Excellent)
 
The candidate should be willing to travel to and collaborate with European-based members of the network.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Universidad de Vigo
Spain
Pontevedra
Vigo
E36310
Escola de Enxeñaría de Telecomunicación Universidade de Vigo Campus Lagoas-Marcosende

EURAXESS offer ID: 163993