PhD Position in Theoretical Computer Science

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University of Amsterdam
31 October, 2014


University of Amsterdam Amsterdam
52° 22' 12.7776" N, 4° 53' 42.6048" E

The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation (ILLC) at the University
of Amsterdam, and the Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI) are looking
for a PhD candidate in the area of quantum cryptography under the
supervision of Dr. Christian Schaffner.

The aim of the PhD project is to develop new quantum-cryptographic
protocols (beyond the task of key distribution) and explore their
possibilities and limitations. An example of an active research topic is
position-based quantum cryptography. Another aspect is to investigate
the security of classical cryptographic schemes against quantum
adversaries (post-quantum cryptography).

Full-time appointment is on a temporary basis for a period of four
years. For the first two years the PhD candidate will be appointed at
the ILLC, University of Amsterdam, initially for a period of 18 months
and then, on positive evaluation, for a further six months. During the
final two years, the PhD candidate will be employed by the Centrum
Wiskunde and Informatica (CWI). On the basis of a full-time appointment
(38 hours per week), the gross monthly salary amounts to €2,083 during
the first year, rising to €2,664 during the fourth year.

* a Master's degree with excellent grades in computer science,
mathematics or physics with outstanding results or a comparable degree;
* candidates with a strong background in cryptography or quantum
information are preferred;
* demonstrated research abilities by completion of an (undergraduate)
research project;
* good academic writing and presentation skills;
* good social and organisational skills.

Preferred starting date is 1 December 2014.

Further information and application procedure can be found at:

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