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  • 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.