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Internal Research Fellow (PostDoc) in Quantum Physics

European Space Agency

Internal Research Fellowship Opportunity in the Directorate of Technology, Engineering and Quality at the European Space Agency.
If selected for the fellowship, you will explore novel ideas for quantum technologies – including quantum computing, communication and sensing – and foundational questions in quantum information theory. The areas of research will be partly chosen by you based on your expert judgements and insight into trends and developments, and partly chosen by the team so as to follow the Agency’s strategic directions.
Our team and mission
This research fellowship will be in ESA’s Advanced Concepts Team (ACT), a group of postdoctoral research fellows and young graduates from a broad variety of academic backgrounds who wish to pursue a career in academia. The ACT’s task is to monitor, perform and foster research on advanced space systems, innovative concepts and working methods. Its external interaction is almost exclusively with academia and it operates as a truly interdisciplinary team bound to high scientific standards. Through its research, the team acts as a pathfinder to explore novel and potentially promising areas for ESA and the space sector, encompassing applied as well as fundamental research topics. An important task of the team is to communicate scientific trends and results as input for the strategic planning of the Agency.
Candidates are strongly encouraged to familiarise themselves with the research conducted by the ACT (, in particular in the field of quantum physics and related projects, and are expected to expand the research domains to new areas of interest not yet covered

How to apply

You can apply through the ESA jobs website at the link below. ESA is an equal opportunity employer, committed to achieving diversity within the workforce and creating an inclusive working environment. For this purpose, we welcome applications from all qualified candidates irrespective of gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, beliefs, age, disability or other characteristics. Applications from women are encouraged. The application deadline is 15th February 2023.

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Published on February 06, 2023

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