Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions in Quantum Information and TCS (100%, 2-3 years) at Ruhr University Bochum

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Monday, March 7, 2022

The Quantum Information group at Ruhr University Bochum led by Prof. Michael Walter is hoping to recruit several doctoral students and/or postdoctoral researchers. You will work as part of an interdisciplinary and internationally well-connected team. At the Faculty of Computer Science at Bochum, you can expect a vibrant scientific environment and many opportunities for interaction with the cluster of excellence CASA and the newly founded Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy. Please see our homepage for an overview of current research directions in the group. In addition to a friendly and stimulating work environment, you will have the opportunity to attend relevant international conferences and present your work to the international community.

We offer three-year full-time positions for MSc graduates; the expectation is to work towards a doctorate. Postdoctoral positions are offered for two years; there is the option to extend the position.

Ideally, you already have a background in Quantum Information and/or Theoretical Computer Science, and a strong interest in learning more about these areas. We value creativity, mathematical rigor, and openness to interdisciplinary collaborations.

We require a Master’s degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, or Physics (or equivalent) and an above-average track record during your studies. In addition, we require fluency in written and spoken English. Postdoctoral candidates should already have published relevant papers at recognized conferences or journals in the field.

If you are interested, please email the following information in a single PDF file to Michael Walter with subject line "PhD/Postdoc Search Spring 2022":

  1. letter of motivation (including a description of your background, research interests, and relevant other expertise; at most 2 pages)
  2. CV (including transcripts and list of publications)
  3. electronic contact details of two references (who are willing to provide a letter of recommendation)
  4. any other relevant material (thesis draft, link to your GitHub repository, …)

The current deadline is March 7, 2022, but later applications will be considered until the position is filled. We are hoping that you can start before Winter 2022.

The salary is based on the German TV-L E13 pay scale (100%, 39.83 hours/week). Applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged.