Post-doctoral Fellowships

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Physics of Information Group
6 January, 2014


Physics of Information Group at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes
Av. Rovisco Pais, 1 - Torre Norte, piso 10
Lisbon 1049-001

Post-doctoral Fellowships

The Physics of Information Group, at Instituto de Telecomunicacoes (in Lisbon, Portugal), is seeking to hire two Post-doctoral Fellows to develop research in one of the following areas: quantum simulation, quantum information theory, quantum thermodynamics or quantum effects in biology.

The candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree and research experience in one of the above areas (or in general in: open quantum systems, quantum optics, condensed matter physics, solid state/graphene physics, biophysics, or information processing in biological systems).

Application timing

Applications should be submitted by 6 January 2014, but earlier applications are welcome. The position is available for immediate start, and will remain open if adequate candidates are not identified.

Application procedure

The application is constituted by the following documents:

1. curriculum vitae of the applicant;
2. statement of research interests, including a short description of the candidate's scientific background, motivation and skills;
3. two letters of recommendation (in alternative, the contact information of two persons able to provide references is also accepted).

The application should be sent by e-mail, following the instructions below (where "Surname" refers to the surname of the candidate):
- the documents above should be sent in a single PDF file, named "BPD Surname" (recommendation letters may be sent separately, but should still follow the two steps below);
- the e-mail subject should be "BPD Surname";
- the e-mail should be sent to:  phys-info-jobs  (at)

Applications that are incomplete or do not comply with the above instructions may not be evaluated.

Short-listed applicants may be invited for one or several interviews following the submission of their application.

Further information

The Physics of Information Group promotes research and advanced training in the physics of information in physical, chemical and biological systems. It develops theory work and is involved in a number of experimental collaborations and international projects. It also coordinates the new Doctoral Programme in the Physics and Mathematics of Information, at the University of Lisbon.

The group is part of Instituto de Telecomunicações (IT), a national research lab in Lisbon, Portugal, rated Excellent in its last international assessment.

The group is located in the campus of Instituto Superior Técnico (IST, the School of Science and Engineering of the University of Lisbon), in Lisbon, Portugal.

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