Research Associate in Quantum Information Theory

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University of York, Department of Mathematics
20 February, 2017


Department of Mathematics, University of York
Heslington Campus
York YO10 5DD
United Kingdom
53° 56' 54.3084" N, 1° 3' 12.762" W

The Department of Mathematics at the University of York is seeking a talented postdoctoral research associate to work with Dr Roger Colbeck as part of the EPSRC-funded project “Towards Practical Quantum Technologies”. The project will involve the study of classical and quantum causal structures and the connection to cryptography.

You will have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science (or a closely related discipline) and will have experience working on some aspect of quantum information theory or the foundations of quantum mechanics. Prior work on causal structures is desirable. You will have the opportunity to get involved in the wider activities of the quantum information and foundations group in Mathematics and the inter-departmental York Centre for Quantum Technologies (

This is a fixed-term position with a duration of 12 months.  There is some flexibility in start date, but this is anticipated to be around October 2017 and will not be before 1st July 2017.

For further information about this position, please contact Roger Colbeck (roger [dot] colbeck [at] york [dot] ac [dot] uk). To apply, visit this link

The closing date for receipt of applications is 12:00 midnight on 20 February 2017. Interviews are likely to be held the week commencing 23 March 2017.

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