Research Associate in the Networked Quantum Information Technologies Hub

Application deadline
Location
Department of Computer Science, University of Oxford
Salary
Grade 7: £31,604 – £38,833 p.a.

We are pleased to announce the opening of a full-time post-doctoral position at Oxford University as part of the EPSRC-funded Networked Quantum Information Technologies (NQIT) Hub. The aim of the Hub is to take some of the UK’s world-leading experimental work in ion traps and photonic networks and translate it into quantum computing technology through a highly ambitious and multidisciplinary programme.

The role is within the theory group of Dr Jonathan Barrett, focusing on the areas of small-scale quantum computing, secure communications, and the verification of quantum technology.  The research includes the development of algorithms that can run on a small-scale quantum device, protocols for verifying that a quantum device is behaving as advertised even when held by an adversary, and/or device-independent protocols for cryptographic tasks such as key distribution and randomness generation. The work will support the overall theory, design, and applications development for quantum computing systems developed within the NQIT hub.

You will have, or shortly be expecting to obtain, a doctoral degree in Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, or a related discipline. You should also have a proven record of research, including strong publications, in at least one of the areas of quantum communication, quantum cryptography or quantum algorithms; a willingness to collaborate with experimental groups; excellent scientific writing ability and good communication skills; willingness to travel internationally.

The post is fixed-term until 30 November 2019. 

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on 11 April 2018

Further details of the post, including the selection criteria and method of application are available from: https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=134078     

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