Researcher positions (postdoc) in "Verification of Quantum Cryptography"

At the Quantum Cryptography Group, University of Tartu, we have two open postdoc positions on Verification of Quantum Cryptography.

We are starting a project in which we will develop methods for the verification of proofs in quantum cryptography. Similar to what the EasyCrypt tool does in classical cryptography. The scope of the project covers everything from the logical foundations, through the development of tools, to the verification of real quantum protocols.

The ideal candidate would have experience in:

  • Semantics
  • Theorem proving
  • Verification of classical cryptography
  • Quantum cryptography
  • Quantum computation / communication

Of course, expertise in all those areas is very rare, so candidates who are strong in some of those areas and are interested in the others are encouraged to apply!

Please contact Dominique Unruh <unruh@ut.ee> if you have more questions about the project, the required background, Estonia, the position itself, or the application process.

The salary range is 30000-36000 Euro per year (depending on experience), which is highly competitive in Estonia due to low costs of living and low income tax rate (20%), pension contributions and health insurance are covered by the employer.

The position is for three years, September 1, 2017 till August 31, 2020. The starting date and duration can be negotiated (in both directions).

To apply, please send the following documents to unruh@ut.ee and personell@ut.ee:

  • Curriculum vitae (please explain your scientific background)
  • List of publications
  • Research plan (i.e., how do you think you could contribute to the topic)
  • At least two letters of reference (please ask for the letters to be sent directly to us)
  • Phd degree
  • All documents listed here: http://www.ut.ee/en/application-documents-and-notification-results

The deadline for applications is June 2, 2017, but later applications can be considered (if the position is still vacant).