Postdoc Researcher position in Secure Quantum Networking

Cybersecurity Group

Deadline for receipt of applications: November 21, 2023 23:59 AoE (22 November 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)

IMDEA Networks Institute invites applications for research positions in the intersection between cybersecurity and quantum networks to devise methods to understand the threat landscape and mitigations of quantum networks. The selected candidate will become a member of the Internet Analytics and Cybersecurity group led by Dr. Narseo Vallina-Rodriguez and Dr. Guillermo Suarez-Tangil.

Quantum networks are a new communication paradigm that will coexist with traditional networks and technologies. As a result, quantum networks not only can be vulnerable to new types of threats but also to vulnerabilities arising from the careless integration of these two communication paradigms. This post will aim at adopting security principles when defining the new quantum protocol stack and architecture, particularly for enabling seamless and secure integration between traditional and quantum paradigms.

The position offers:

  • The prospect of opening a prosperous research direction and publishing at top-tier venues
  • The opportunity to work in a thrilling and international environment
  • Competitive salary package

The position requires:

  • A PhD. in Computer Science, Networking, Electrical Engineering, or a related field, with a track academic record
  • Solid understanding of Quantum Mechanics as well as foundational notions of Quantum Information Theory.
  • Strong background in cybersecurity.
  • Background in statistical learning or data analysis.
  • Research-oriented programming skills in the area of quantum computing.
  • Proficiency in English

Contract Duration and Type:

  • Initially one year, with the prospect of extending it for another one.
  • Competitive salary. The candidate’s experience will be considered.
  • Full-time contract. Includes social and health benefits.

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 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.

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  2. Deadline for receipt of applications: November 21, 2023 23:59 AoE (22 November 2023, 13:59h Europe/Madrid Time)