Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions

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

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    University of Warsaw
    Computer scienceInformatics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    TechnologyQuantum technology
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    24/06/2021 17:00 - Europe/Athens
    Poland › Warsaw
    H2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions


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.

More Information


We offer:

  • a comprehensive, interactive and international training programme covering innovative and state-of-the-art approaches to the field of Photonic Quantum Information Processing.
  • a series of research-specific, complementary and soft skills, that involve both the academic and industry sectors and are tailor-made to prepare young researchers for their future careers.
  • a competitive salary, which is adjusted for their host country.
  • a mobility allowance and a family allowance (where applicable) as part of the employment package.

Eligibility criteria

Eligibility criteria:

  • the applicants can be of any nationality.
  • they should be within four years of the diploma granting them access to doctorate studies at the time of recruitment,
  • the applicant must not have resided for more than 12 months prior to the singing their contract in the country of the host institute.
  • Applicants should be proficient in written and spoken English.

Selection process

Please provide the following documents: a copy of the diploma, a recommendation letter from the last supervisor (recommendation letters from other senior scientists are welcome), a scientific curriculum vitae describing education, employment history, previous participation in research projects, collaborations, internships, stipends, conferences, other achievements as well as scientific interests, a list of publications, a motivational letter stating why the candidate is willing to participate in this research project and, optionally, a copy of a document certifying candidate’s knowledge of English.

Additional comments

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Offer Requirements

    Physics: Master Degree or equivalent
    Computer science: Master Degree or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Good


  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)

Specific Requirements

Key responsibilities:

  1. Performing theoretical research under supervision of the principal investigator
  2. Developing numerical software and performing computations
  3. Studying literature on a regular basis
  4. Managing research notes, preparation of publications and conference posters
  5. Participation in junior conferences and schools
  6. Preparation of a Ph. D. thesis
  7. Reporting

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