Currently, there is a postdoc opening in the Optical Quantum Communication Theory Group at the Institute for Quantum Computing, University of Waterloo. The research is centered around efficient use of quantum repeater architectures to distribute secret key over significant distances. We are looking for candidates who approach that problem with security and key rate in mind.
– Knowledge of basic security proof techniques for realistic quantum key distribution systems,
– Interest in quantum repeater architectures and implementations,
– Enthusiasm for mathematical rigorous treatments.
The position is available starting October 1, 2012. The application deadline is October 15, 2012, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The position is for a two year contract with an option for an extension to a third year. The salary is 60.000 C$ plus University of Waterloo benefits and will come with an earmarked travel budget.
Applications outlining relevant experience and interests are accepted until the position is filled. Please feel free to discuss the details of this opening with Norbert Lütkenhaus (). Applications should be submitted via the IQC webpage http://iqc.uwaterloo.ca/welcome/positions