Group leader and postdoc positions in free-space and satellite-based quantum communication

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Vigo Quantum Communication Center, University of Vigo, Spain
1 October, 2023


Vigo Quantum Communication Center, University of Vigo Vigo

Dear members of 'The QUROPE mailing list',


The recently created Vigo Quantum Communication Center (VQCC) ( at the University of Vigo (, Spain, seeks to appoint a group leader and various postdoctoral researchers on free-space and satellite-based quantum communication. The group leader appointment includes a start-up package of 2.5 Million Euros for scientific equipment and personnel up to September 2025. Depending on their performance during this period, University could offer permanent research and faculty positions.


The VQCC currently hosts three main research groups, on the theory of quantum communication (led by Marcos Curty), on fibre-based quantum communication technologies (led by Hugo Zbinden) and on quantum hacking and certification (led by Vadim Makarov). 


Successful candidates are expected to:


Hold a PhD in a discipline relevant to the research agenda pursued at the Center; demonstrate outstanding research achievements reflected by the publication record; present plans for research effort that will place the Center at the forefront of scientific developments at the world-wide scale; possess leadership skills required to direct a research group; exhibit openness to internal and external collaborations.


Interested researchers are requested to send a curriculum vitae, a description of research plans, and names and contact details of at least three senior researchers who may act as referees, to the Scientific Director of the VQCC, Professor Marcos Curty, at mcurty [at] com [dot] uvigo [dot] es. Applications will be considered until suitable candidates are appointed.