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  • Postdoctoral research fellow (Marie Curie Experienced Researcher)

    The ILLC has an opening for a 2-year Research Fellow (Experienced Researcher) position as part of the ESSENCE (Evolution of Shared SEmaNtics in Computational Environments) Marie Curie Initial Training Network (ITN), a four-year international collaborative research training project coordinated by the University of Edinburgh. This is a high-profile position that offers exceptional benefits ideally suited for top candidates.

    Application deadline: 1 September 2015. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-264.html.

  • PhD candidate in Quantum Cryptography

    The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a PhD candidate researcher in the area of quantum cryptography, as part of Christian Schaffner’s NWO VIDI Project Cryptography in the Quantum Age.

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

    The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Christian Schaffner. The full-time appointment at ILLC will be on a temporary basis for a maximum period of four years (18 months plus a further 30 months after a positive evaluation) and should lead to a dissertation (PhD thesis). An educational plan that includes attendance of courses and (international) meetings will be drawn up.

    Application deadline: 31 July 2015. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-215.html.

  • Postdoctoral researcher in Quantum Cryptography

    The Institute for Logic, Language & Computation at the University of Amsterdam is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of quantum cryptography. The position is part of Christian Schaffner’s NWO VIDI Project Cryptography in the Quantum Age.

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

    The successful applicant will work under the supervision of Christian Schaffner. The full-time appointment (38 hours per week) will be on a temporary basis, initially for one year with an extension for a further two years on positive evaluation. While this is primarily a research position, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to teaching activities.

    Application deadline: 31 July 2015. For more information, see http://www.uva.nl/en/about-the-uva/working-at-the-uva/vacancies/item/15-216.html.

  • Four Vidi grants at ILLC

    The ILLC is extremely proud to announce that NWO has awarded prestigious VIDI grants to four ILLC researchers. Congratulations to Raquel Fernandez, Floris Roelofsen, Christian Schaffner en Ivan Titov.

    The VIDI grant is part of the Innovational Research Incentives Scheme run by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). It is one of the most prestigeous grants for researchers in the Netherlands, enabling researchers who have already spent several years doing postdoctoral research to develop their own innovative lines of research, and to appoint one or more researchers.

    For more information, see http://www.illc.uva.nl/NewsandEvents/newsitem.php?id=6899 and http://www.nwo.nl/onderzoek-en-resultaten/programmas/vernieuwingsimpuls/ .

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