Research Community News

Home>Research Community News>Hub job opportunity!

September 29, 2020

Return to News

Hub job opportunity!

The Department of Computer Science at the University of York seeks to appoint a Research Associate in Quantum Cryptography to work as part of the Quantum Communications Hub.

This post is specifically to work with Prof Stefano Pirandola on high-rate CVQKD systems for secure communication in fibre, free-space and satellite links. These systems will be based on theoretical work, including protocol optimisation and channel capacity analysis, for various types of thermal-loss environments. Advanced quantum encoding and data processing techniques will be incorporated in order to greatly improve the practical robustness of these new systems.

The role holder is required to undertake the duties below:

  • To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects
  • To provide guidance to other staff and students, as required, as well as coordinating the work of small research teams
  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects, duties to include: analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications,  seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research
  • To undertake appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project, including conference organisation, and the development of promotional or educational material including website maintenance and development
  • To assist with undergraduate teaching in own area of expertise
  • This is a fixed term contract for 24 months.

Interview date:  20 November 2020

For informal enquiries: please contact Stefano Pirandola on

For more information and to apply for this position, please visit the University of York website.