HP Labs - Post-Doctoral Researcher in Experimental QKD

The Quantum Information Processing (QIP) Group is based in HP Labs Bristol UK, and is part of the Information and Quantum Systems Laboratory (IQSL). The QIP group is seeking applicants for a fixed-term research appointment for two years, to work on the next stages of the implementation of "consumer quantum key distribution", HP's most advanced quantum information technology. The appointee will carry out research and development on short-range, free-space QKD for consumer applications.

Application deadline: 
Thursday, March 19, 2009

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Queen's University Belfast

This post is available for 5 years to undertake research in the broad area of Quantum Information Theory including quantum optics, fundamental issues in quantum information processing, and cold atom physics which can complement and strengthen the existing research within the Centre for Theoretical Atomic, Molecular and Optical Physics. The candidate is also expected to contribute to teaching in the Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics teaching division, and to undertake administrative duties as assigned.

Application deadline: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009