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PhD position in Quantum Cryptography at the Technical University Berlin

Technical University Berlin

Applications are open for a PhD position at the Technical University Berlin, starting from January 2020 or shortly after. The position will be available as part of a new ‘Quantum Cryptography & Communication’ group, funded by the DFG Emmy Noether program for Junior Independent Group Leaders, led by Dr. Anna Pappa.
Working Fields:
– Research in quantum computing and cryptography
– Design of novel cryptographic and delegated quantum computation protocols
– Implementation of protocols on simulation platforms or remote quantum processors
– Collaboration with experimental groups
– Successfully completed university studies (master, diploma or equivalent) in the field of computer science or physics
– Good knowledge of quantum computing / cryptography
– Desired knowledge of algorithms and complexity, quantum mechanics, graph theory, information theory, error correction
– Experience in Python
– Knowledge of LaTeX
– Willingness to travel abroad for workshops and conferences
– Fluent English, spoken and written, knowledge of the German language is desired
The PhD candidate will be part of the Institute for Software and Theoretical Computer Science, and closely affiliated to the Chair of Security in Telecommunications, where relevant research is conducted on hardware security, quantum computation and quantum machine learning. Berlin is a very vibrant city, culturally and scientifically, and the PhD candidate will profit from the group’s involvement in several projects and collaborations, both national and international.
To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies bet­ween women and men, app­lic­a­tions by women with the requi­red qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desi­red. Furthermore, qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favo­red. The position is funded at 100% of salary scale TV-L 13.

How to apply

Please send your app­lic­a­tion with the usual doc­u­ments (in par­tic­u­lar CV and cer­ti­fic­ates) by email to At a later stage, applicants may also be requested to provide reference letters.

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Technical University Berlin

Technische Universität Berlin - An-Institut Telekom Innovation Laboratories Fakultät IV Ernst-Reuter-Platz 7,
10587 Berlin, Germany

Published on November 22, 2019

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