Following the notification of the successful outcome of our Hub’s proposal for a further five years of funding, two of our teams are advertising new research posts – one in quantum communications (University of Oxford), and one in quantum information theory (University of York).
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Quantum Communications:
We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral researcher to join the optical wireless communications research group at the Department of Engineering Science in central Oxford. The post is funded by the EPSRC is fixed term to 31 December 2022. The project aims to develop quantum secure free-space links for financial transactions and other uses, and to combine optical fibre and free-space secure links to build links which combine fibre and quantum optical wireless capabilities. You will play a key role in this cutting-edge work, and be responsible for research into potential architectures and design and implementation of the systems.
Closing Date: Aug 30, 2019 12:00PM
Research Associate in Quantum Information Theory:
A Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) position is available in the area of quantum technologies. The importance of quantum random number generators (QRNGs) is widely acknowledged, as component level devices to be incorporated into small systems such as mobile phones; for authentication purposes e.g. in IoT; and as essential components in quantum communication systems. The current project will involve developing appropriate models for random number generators based on commercial or near-commercial implementations. From these we will compute the amount of quantum randomness that can be generated in terms of measurable parameters and use randomness extractors to extract it. We will also investigate new protocols for QRNGs that make it easier for them to be tested and certified.
This is a theoretical project, based in the Department of Mathematics at the University of York working with Dr Roger Colbeck. It will require interfacing with an experimental team based at the National Physical Laboratory in order that the ideas developed are directly put into practice.
Closing Date: Sept 21, 2019 (midnight)