Postdoctoral researchers in quantum photonic information processing (computation, cryptography, machine learning, simulations)

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    University of Warsaw
    Computer scienceInformatics
    PhysicsQuantum mechanics
    TechnologyQuantum technology
    TechnologySpace technology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    28/02/2022 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Poland › Warsaw


We are looking for highly motivated and talented postdocs willing to join the team undertaking European research projects. The projects offer a range of topics in the field of quantum technologies for quantum information processing, such as quantum communication / quantum cryptography (including technologies intended for the space), quantum simulations, quantum computation / quantum algorithms, quantum machine learning. The research will be carried out in international collaboration with groups from e.g. the University of Vienna, Imperial College London, Politecnico di Milano, Institute for Quantum Computing, as well as business entities specializing in quantum technologies from all around the world (NTT, IBM, ESA, DLR, ID Quantique). The research will be primarily focused on theoretical investigation, including numerical modeling, but in close collaboration with experimentalists. The team, led by prof. Magdalena Stobinska, is hosted by the Faculty of Mathematics, Informatics and Mechanics at the University of Warsaw.

A postdoc will be offered a full-time academic job for 3 years with a competitive salary with social security, health insurance etc. and a possibility of prolongation. Research projects possess a large budget for scientific travel, including international conferences and schools. We aim at obtaining the best results which will reach high-ranked journals. In this way, the hired postdocs will be encouraged to develop their careers towards future senior positions, mentoring/supervising students, and collecting achievements for e.g. habilitation degree.


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  1. Working in a motivating environment in a worldwide recognized research institution
  2. Participation in cutting-edge interdisciplinary research in collaboration with leading universities
  3. Possibility to acquire new unique skills from senior researchers, project partners and experts
  4. Participation in conferences and scientific meetings
  5. Building broad skills useful for the future career in academia and R&D departments
  6. Possibility to complete the basis of the habilitation thesis
  7. Support for ambitious ideas and self-development
  8. Good remuneration

Selection process

Required documents:

  1. Application for the position
  2. Information on the processing of personal data (available at https://bsp.adm.uw.edu.pl/wp-content/uploads/sites/18/2021/01/Klauzula-informacyjna-przy-rekrutacji-do-pracy_11_2019_EN.docx)
  3. A copy of the Ph. D. diploma
  4. Recommendation letter from the Ph. D. supervisor; recommendation letters from other senior scientists are welcome
  5. Scientific curriculum vitae describing education, employment history, previous participation in research projects, collaborations, internships, stipends, conferences, other achievements as well as scientific interests
  6. List of publications
  7. Motivational letter stating why the candidate is willing to work here
  8. Optional: a copy of a document certifying candidate’s knowledge of English

The required documents must be sent by e-mail in PDF format to magdalena.stobinska@gmail.com before the deadline. The recruitment committee will interview selected candidates before making the final decision. The candidates should be able to deliver original copies of the documents on demand. The recruitment committee reserves the right to prolong this job advertisement in the case no enough suitable candidates are found.

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Offer Requirements

    Physics: PhD or equivalent
    Mathematics: PhD or equivalent
    Computer science: PhD or equivalent
    ENGLISH: Excellent


  1. Ph. D. degree in theoretical physics, mathematics or computer science, preferably with specialization in quantum information processing (experience in analytical and numerical modelling is a plus)
  2. Ambitious hard-working with high motivation for scientific work and strong will for self-development
  3. Numerical programming practice, good knowledge of mathematical tools (e.g. Matlab or Wolfram Mathematica) and general computer software (e.g. Microsoft Office, Skype) as well as LaTeX typesetting environment
  4. Good practical knowledge of English (C level preferred)
  5. Ability to work collaboratively
  6. Mobility (ability to travel within the EU and worldwide)

Work location(s)
3 position(s) available at
University of Warsaw
Banacha 2

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