Post-doc position in theory of free-space secure quantum communication

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Palacky University Olomouc
15 September, 2018


Palacky University Olomouc
Czech Republic
49° 35' 37.6008" N, 17° 15' 3.1644" E
Palacky University in Olomouc is announcing the opening of a 2-year position for a post-doctoral researcher in the field of theory of quantum communication with application to satellite links, within a project funded by the European Space Agency. The research will be primarily focused on quantum key distribution with faint laser pulses and single photon detectors and will include international experimental-theoretical collaboration.
The applicants should provide the following documents:
 Structured curriculum vitae;
 List of publications;
 Copy of a Ph.D. diploma;
 Motivation letter specifying the research interests;
 Recommendation letter from the Ph.D. supervisor.
Applicants are expected to possess a Ph.D. degree in a relevant field of study, have previous experience in the development and analysis of quantum communication protocols (focus on atmospheric propagation will be a plus) and be capable to efficiently communicate in English.
Documents should be sent by email to Dr. Vladyslav Usenko (usenko [at] optics [dot] upol [dot] cz) until September 15, 2018.
 Post-doctoral position is offered for the period of two years starting from October 2018.
 The gross pay for the post-doctoral position is equivalent to ca. 2 000 Euro per month.
 Personal interviews of selected applicants will take place in September 2018.
The successful candidate will join the dynamic international team at the Department of Optics (
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