Marie Curie Doctoral Candidate

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University of Leeds
30 November, 2022


University of Leeds Leeds
United Kingdom

You are invited to submit applications for a 3-year fully funded PhD position on quantum communications:


You will join a recently funded European Doctoral Network on quantum-safe Internet: QSI. QSI offers high-level doctoral training to over 10 Doctoral Researchers (DRs). DRs will be supervised by researchers across the network, will be exposed to different sectors via planned placements, attend summer schools, and contribute to and organise workshops and conferences. You will be employed and funded for 3 years and will pursue a doctoral degree during this time.

This DR position is based in the University of Leeds and concerns the future generation of quantum communications networks. In particular, this project looks at different architectures for quantum-repeater based networks and performs a cost comparison for different solutions proposed. This project will be supervised by Prof Razavi, in collaboration with several other researchers across the network.


Important eligibility rules for this position: 

There are no restrictions on the nationality, but

  • Applicants must, at the time of recruitment, have not yet been awarded a doctorate degree and be in the first 4 years (full-time equivalent) of their research careers. This is measured from the date that you obtained the degree which would entitle you to embark on a PhD.
  • At the time of recruitment, applicants must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc...) in the UK for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately prior to their recruitment under the QSI project. Compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays are not taken into account.


What we offer in return

  • 26 days holiday plus approx.16 Bank Holidays/days that the University is closed by custom (including Christmas) – That’s 42 days a year!
  • Generous pension scheme plus life assurance.
  • Health and Wellbeing: Discounted staff membership options at The Edge, our state-of-the-art Campus gym, with a pool, sauna, climbing wall, cycle circuit, and sports halls.
  • Personal Development: Access to courses run by our Organisational Development & Professional Learning team, and self-development courses including languages, Creative Writing, Wellbeing Therapies and much more.
  • Access to on-site childcare, shopping discounts and travel schemes are also available.

And much more!  


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Mohsen Razavi, Professor in Quantum Communications 

email: M [dot] Razavi [at] leeds [dot] ac [dot] uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences
School/Institute:  School of Electronic & Electrical Engineering
Category:  Research
Grade:  Off grading structure
Salary:  p.a.
Working Time:  37.5 hours per week
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (3 years due to grant funding)
Release Date:  Friday 14 October 2022
Closing Date:  Wednesday 30 November 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  EPSEE1080
Downloads:  Candidate Brief