Call for PostDoc position in quantum applications

Global Computing Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: April 08, 2024 23:59 AoE (09 April 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

IMDEA Networks Institute, Madrid

We invite applications for a postdoc position working on some of the challenging theoretical problems in Quantum Networking.

The candidate will work in the Global Computing Group, led by Antonio Fernandez Anta, and in the OppArch Lab, led by Vincenzo Mancuso and Marco Ajmone Marsan. The members of the Global Computing Group work on distributed systems, and data acquisition and analysis. The members of the OppArch Lab focus on solutions for extremely high-performing opportunistic architectures for highly dense cellular networks and for infrastructure-less wireless services.

Academic Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • PhD in Physics or Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mathematics with a strong grasp on Quantum Mechanics as well as foundational notions of Quantum Information Theory.
  • Demonstrated record of individual initiative and originality in research.
  • Strong mathematical/analytical skills with a background in the following subjects: Quantum Information theory, Computer Networking, and Machine Learning.
  • Programming skills in at least one language (Python/C etc.).
  • Knowledge of Qiskit or any other quantum programming language is a strong plus.
  • An understanding of network theory from an applied and/or theoretical perspective (such as graph theory) are a strong plus.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is mandatory.

 What we offer:

  • A vibrant international workplace with the opportunity of collaborating with top research groups at the institute and elsewhere
  • The prospect to publish at top-tier venues in networking/related fields
  • Help with moving to Spain and settling at IMDEA
  • Competitive salary package

For any further question please contact:

Dr.Vincenzo Mancuso (

Dr. Antonio Fernández Anta (

This contract is cofounded by the project MADQuantum-CM: Quantum Communication in the Autonomous Region of Madrid, belonging to the Quantum Communication Complementary Plan funded by the Regional Government of Madrid, the Spanish State through the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, and the European Union through the NextGeneration EU funds.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

IMDEA Networks Institute aims to increase the proportion of women and therefore qualified female applicants are explicitly encouraged to apply. Until a balanced ratio of men and women has been achieved at the institute, preference will be given to women if applicants have similar qualifications. IMDEA Networks Institute actively promotes diversity and equal opportunities. Applicants are not to be discriminated against in personnel selection procedures on the grounds of gender, ethnicity, religion or ideology, age, sexual orientation (anti-discrimination). People with disabilities who have the relevant qualifications are expressly invited to apply


  1. Remember to select the following option: Post-Doc: [Post-Doc Researcher][quantum applications] [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: April 08, 2024 23:59 AoE (09 April 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Antonio FERNÁNDEZ ANTA