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Research Associate

Department
Computer Science
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Full-time
Contract status
Fixed term
Salary
32,817 per year
Posted Date
01/11/2019
Apply by
01/12/2019
Job Reference
8135
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Role Description

Department

The post is associated to the recent EU-funded project CiViQ "Continuous Variable Quantum Communications". The overall goal of this European project is to develop and implement protocols for quantum cryptography using optical quantum systems or continuous variables (CVs). York is involved in various work-packages and will contribute with theoretical derivations.

Role

The role holder is required to undertake the duties below:

  • To conduct research under the supervision of senior colleagues and to contribute to the production of research
  • To assist in the identification and development of potential areas of research and the development of proposals for independent or collaborative research projects   
  • To provide guidance to other staff and students, as required, as well as coordinating the work of small research teams
  • To conduct individual and collaborative research projects, duties to include: analysis and interpretation of research data; use of appropriate research techniques and methods; writing up of research results and dissemination through publications,  seminar and conference presentations and public engagement and outreach activities; contributing to the identification of possible new areas of research
  • To undertake appropriate organisational and administrative activities connected to the research project, including conference organisation, and the development of promotional or educational material including website maintenance and development

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

Qualifications

 

First degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics, Electronic or Electrical Engineering

Essential

Doctoral level research experience in quantum cryptography

Essential

PhD (or working towards) or equivalent qualification

Essential

Knowledge

 

Knowledge in continuous variable quantum cryptography to engage in high quality research

Essential

Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies

Essential

Knowledge of security proofs of quantum key distribution (QKD)

Essential

Knowledge of QKD security proofs with post-selection techniques

Essential

Experience

 

Experience of carrying out both independent and collaborative research

Essential

Experience of writing up research work for publication

Essential

 

This post is available on a fixed term basis for 22 months

Interview date: 16 December 2019

For informal enquiries: please contact Stefan Pirandola on pirs@cs.york.ac.uk

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