Post-doctoral Researchers, ICTQT, UG

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    University of Gdansk
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    TechnologyQuantum technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    29/10/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Gdansk


We are looking for three (3) enthusiastic and motivated Post-doctoral Researchers to work in the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT) of the University of Gdańsk.

ICTQT was created in 2018 within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union from the funds of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, axis IV: Increasing the research potential (Measure 4.3). The founders of ICTQT are Marek Zukowski (the director) and Pawel Horodecki (the research group leader). The Centre’s official partner is IQOQI-Vienna of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The Centre consists of 6 research groups: Multiphoton Quantum Optics for Quantum Information (leader Marek Zukowski); New Quantum Resources (leader Paweł Horodecki); Foundational Underpinnings of Quantum Technologies (leader Ana Belen Sainz); New Quantum Resources and Thermodynamics (leader Michał Horodecki); Quantum Cybersecurity and Communication (leader Marcin Pawłowski); Quantum Open Systems in Relation to Quantum Optics (leader Łukasz Rudnicki)

In particular, the competition is aimed at scientists whose interests are in line with the research plan of the groups led by Michał Horodecki, Paweł Horodecki and Marcin Pawłowski.

More about the research groups at: https://ictqt.ug.edu.pl/

Positions of students are offered by the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies of the University of Gdansk within the implementation of the project “International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies”. The project is financed by the Foundation for Polish Science from the funds of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, axis IV: Increasing the research potential (Measure 4.3) under the International Research Agendas Programme.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Active scientific research.
  • Presentation and discussion of ideas and results with a diverse audience at ICTQT and at external events.
  • Participation in mentoring of PhD and Master students.
  • Participation in activities organised by ICTQT.
  • Participation in seminars, group meetings, and other activities of scientific exchange.

More Information


  1. Full-time employment in a rapidly developing unit, the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies at the University of Gdansk. The start date of employment is negotiable, the employment period may be extended after an evaluation;
  2. Scientific and organizational support;
  3. Basic equipment and core facilities;
  4. Friendly, inspiring, and interdisciplinary environment, which features close connections to the National Centre for Quantum Information (KCIK) and the Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics (IFTiA) at UG.

Eligibility criteria

General rules of the recruitment process

  1. The recruitment procedure has two stages:
    • Pre-selection candidates by the Selection Commission (SC), based on the application form;
    • Interview of the pre-selected candidates by the SC.
  2. A postdoctoral position can be offered to candidates who received their PhD degree in 2017 or later.
  3. The interview is expected on November 2021.
  4. The SC’s decision is final and is not subject to appeal.
  5. The SC reserves the right to close the competition without selecting a candidate.
  6. The decision will be made by the SC within 3 months from the date of recruitment completion.

Selection process

Required documents

All required documents should be prepared in English:

  1. Filled-in recruitment form
  2. Curriculum vitae;
  3. A research resume with a list of publications, and a list of research projects (if any) in which the candidate took part (with a specification of the role); PDF files of the three most relevant papers by the candidate (or just web links, in the case of open access publications); a list of invited talks at conferences and workshops, and a list of academic prizes and awards (if any);
  4. Motivation letter (including a statement of current scientific interests)– up to 2 pages;
  5. Documents confirming scientific degrees (copy of PhD diploma, or equivalent);
  6. Name and contact details (e-mail addresses) of two senior researchers who may provide reference letters on behalf of the candidate (the candidate is expected to contact the referees and ask them to send reference letters directly to ictqt@ug.edu.pl. The letters must be sent before the deadline). ICTQT may also contact the referees directly, to request the letters, or to send reminders.

Offer Requirements

    ENGLISH: Good


  1. PhD degree in physics, mathematics, computer science or philosophy (PhD degree obtained in 2017 or later).
  2. The candidate should be interested in conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics, quantum optics and quantum information theory and related topics.
  3. The candidate should be committed to working collaboratively within an inclusive and diverse environment.
  4. Some experience in numerical calculation/optimization is welcome.
  5. Good written and oral communication skills are appreciated.

Work location(s)
3 position(s) available at
University of Gdansk
Wita Stwosza 63

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