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Postdoc Position in Quantum Network Applications

Postdoc Position in Quantum Network Applications

Job description

A Postdoc Position is available to create new applications and/or use cases for (near-term) quantum networks. The ideal candidate has a high degree of creativity and independence, and enjoys interacting with a diverse group of people from academia and industry in order to explore interesting applications and/or use cases. The candidate has the opportunity to further advance their leadership abilities by proposing and supervising master student projects on the topic. The candidate will work with Prof. Stephanie Wehner at QuTech, Delft University of Technology in the section on Quantum Computer Science and QuTech’s Quantum Internet Division.


– You have a PhD degree in computer science, computer engineering, mathematics or physics or comparable discipline at the time of taking on the position. Prior knowledge in the domain of quantum network application protocols, quantum computing algorithms, or other areas of quantum information is a must.

– You enjoy working in a team and bring excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Conditions of employment

Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities. The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

TU Delft

Delft University of Technology is built on strong foundations. As creators of the world-famous Dutch waterworks and pioneers in biotech, TU Delft is a top international university combining science, engineering and design. It delivers world class results in education, research and innovation to address challenges in the areas of energy, climate, mobility, health and digital society. For generations, our engineers have proven to be entrepreneurial problem-solvers, both in business and in a social context.

At TU Delft we embrace diversity and aim to be as inclusive as possible (see our Code of Conduct). Together, we imagine, invent and create solutions using technology to have a positive impact on a global scale. Challenge. Change. Impact!


The vision of a Quantum Internet is to provide fundamentally new internet technology by enabling quantum communication between any two points on earth. Such a Quantum Internet will – in synergy with the ‘classical’ Internet that we have today – connect quantum processors in order to achieve unparalleled capabilities that are provably impossible using only classical communication.

At QuTech and the Quantum Internet Alliance, we are working on making such a network a reality. As part of this effort, we are working on an architecture to control and program networks of distant quantum processors. This is made challenging both by fundamental differences between classical and quantum information, as well as technological limitations of near-term quantum devices. Right now, we have only a basic first system that allows us to execute quantum programs on a network of quantum processors. This includes an elementary quantum network operating system and compiler that can execute quantum programs on a real-world quantum network based on Nitrogen-Vacancy Centers in Diamond, as well as a custom built simulation platform that can be used to explore application requirements on a variety of hardware platforms.

Quantum Computer Science in Delft

Quantum Computer Science (QCS) is a growing subdivision of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics, and Computer Science (EEMCS) at TU Delft. QCS’ mission is to endow society with the full potential of quantum technologies. In view of this endeavor, QCS values research in all areas of quantum computing, quantum information, and quantum communication with a special focus on making quantum technologies a practical reality. QCS is part of QuTech — a leading institution in the development of a Quantum Internet and a Quantum Computer. This allows for close collaboration of QCS members with physicists and engineers at QuTech who build real-world quantum hardware, thus enabling opportunities of conducting research on all levels of the stack.

Application procedure

Are you interested in this vacancy? Please press the apply button below and upload the following documents. A pre-Employment screening can be part of the selection procedure

  • A cover letter explaining your personal motivation in pursuing a Postdoc, and applying for this particular Postdoc Position.
  • Contact info of three references
  • A CV, which should include details of your PhD degree at the time of assuming this position, as well as a list of previous projects and publications.

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