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Postdoctoral Fellowship, Quantum Networks, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Astronomy

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Job ID: 15884

Updated: August 1, 2018

Location: Main Campus

Position Description

Area: Quantum Networks, Institute for Quantum Science and Technology                             
Duration: One year with extension subject to performance and funding
Start Date: 1 September 2018; start date negotiable
Salary: 52,000 CAD/year plus Benefits

The Institute for Quantum Science and Technology, Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Faculty of Science at the University of Calgary is accepting applications for two Postdoctoral Scholars in quantum networks. The position is supported by the Quantum Alberta Quantum Networks Project

Job Description:

The postdoctoral scholars will work on quantum networks including protocols, information security, architecture, systems, devices, and components.  A significant part of the project involves planning and developing a ground station for quantum communication via satellite.  One postdoctoral position is for experimental study and the other postdoctoral position is  for theoretical study, jointly supervised by Daniel Oblak and Barry Sanders.  The postdoctoral scholars are expected to present research advances in Institute seminars, workshops, conferences, internal project reports and in refereed journal and conference publications.


The successful candidate must hold a PhD or equivalent, demonstrate strong written and oral communication skills, and have an excellent research track record in quantum information or related discipline. Proficient computational skills, experience with photonics and/or free-space optical links, software experience, and significant breadth of scientific knowledge are highly desirable.

Application details:  

Applications, comprising a cover letter, curriculum vitæ and contact information for three referees must be submitted as a single pdf file emailed to Daniel Oblak at with the subject line “Postdoc Application: Quantum Alberta – Networks”.

Application Deadline: 31 July 2018.

Additional Information

To learn more about postdoctoral scholar opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Postdoc Careers website. For more information about the Faculty of Science visit Careers in the Faculty of Science.

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