PhD position in cloud-native quantum secured developments – NETCOM-lab Group


Deadline for receipt of applications: April 14, 2024 23:59 AoE (15 April 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

The candidate will work in the NETCOM-lab research Group, led by Albert Banchs.

The NETCOM-lab Group is looking for a PhD student to focus on advancing quantum communication technologies within our team. Key responsibilities include integrating quantum communications into evolving mobile network infrastructures such as 5G and 6G, developing mechanisms for efficient and secure information transmission in these networks, and researching cloud-native approaches for Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). Additionally, the role entails contributing to the development of a quantum Internet testbed in 5TONIC lab and exploring proof-of-concepts and use cases for quantum Internet applications.

The position offers

  • Working in a vibrant, collaborative, multi-cultural and English-speaking environment
  • The expectation to publish at top-tier venues in networking
  • A unique opportunity to experiment with cloud-native quantum secured developments

Skills Required

The position requires knowledge and experience in networking technologies. In particular, the following competences will be valued:

  • Background in networking
  • Background in quantum communications, quantum security (QKD) and quantum technologies
  • High motivation to conduct a PhD in the area of quantum Internet

Academic Qualifications

  • Degree in Physics, Maths, telecommunication engineering, telematics engineering, or equivalent disciplines
  • Excellent academic transcripts
  • Proficiency in English is mandatory

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.

This position could be co funded by the project MADQuantum-CM: Comunicación Cuántica en la Comunidad de Madrid (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.

  1. Remember to select the following option: PhD: PhD Student positions [2024]
  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: April 14, 2024 23:59 AoE (15 April 2024, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)
  3. If necessary choose as supervisor Albert BANCHS