PhD Positions at the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies in Warsaw, Poland

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Application deadline: 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

PhD positions in theoretical quantum information science are available at the Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies (QOT) at the University of Warsaw. Successful candidates will work in a team of theoretical physicists on one of the following topics:
- Quantum resource theories: exploring fundamental features of quantum systems, such as quantum entanglement, coherence, and quantum thermodynamics. Addressing questions such as the state conversion problem, quantifying resource costs for quantum process implementation.
- Quantum communication and quantum computation: application of quantum resource theories to quantify resource consumption in quantum communication protocols and to detect quantum features required for noisy quantum computation.
- Open quantum systems: application of quantum entanglement and coherence to detect and quantify memory effects in open quantum systems.

Profile of the candidates:
PhD candidates should have a master's degree in physics or related area, and have a good understanding of physics, quantum theory, and quantum optics.

We offer:
The Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies (QOT), offers an open and friendly research environment, with access to all the facilities available within the Centre of New Technologies (CeNT), an interdisciplinary research center established within the University of Warsaw to gather international researchers of different backgrounds and experience, in order to conduct state-of-the-art research in biological, chemical and physical sciences. University of Warsaw strongly values the diversity of candidates and is very committed to the equality of opportunity.

Successful candidates will work within the Quantum Resources and Information Laboratory, led by Dr. Alexander Streltsov, yet in close collaboration with other theoretical and experimental groups at QOT, as well as other research teams specializing in quantum theory and its implementations within Warsaw’s research community.

For more information see the following links:
Quantum Resources and Information Laboratory:
Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies (QOT):
Centre of New Technologies (CeNT):
University of Warsaw:
Quantum information groups in Warsaw:

Earliest starting date is 1. February 2020, a later starting date can be negotiated. Informal inquiries can be sent to Dr. Alexander Streltsov,

Expected monthly net salary is ~1000 EUR

Applicants for the PhD position should submit the following documents via email to the address
- Motivation letter
- Curriculum vitae
- Research record
- Academic transcript
At least one letter of reference prepared by a senior researcher familiar with their work shall be sent directly by the author to the address with the name of the candidate specified in the subject line.

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