University of Luxembourg

PhD position in Quantum Information Theory

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The University of Luxembourg is an international research university with a distinctly multilingual and interdisciplinary character. The University was founded in 2003 and counts more than 6,700 students and more than 2,000 employees from around the world. The University’s faculties and interdisciplinary centres focus on research in the areas of Computer Science and ICT Security, Materials Science, European and International Law, Finance and Financial Innovation, Education, Contemporary and Digital History. In addition, the University focuses on cross-disciplinary research in the areas of Data Modelling and Simulation as well as Health and System Biomedicine. Times Higher Education ranks the University of Luxembourg #3 worldwide for its “international outlook,” #20 in the Young University Ranking 2021 and among the top 250 universities worldwide.

The Faculty of Science, Technology and Medicine (FSTM) contributes multidisciplinary expertise in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Engineering, Computer Science, Life Sciences and Medicine. Through its dual mission of teaching and research, the FSTM seeks to generate and disseminate knowledge and train new generations of responsible citizens, in order to better understand, explain and advance society and environment we live in.

The successful candidates will work in the Quantum Theory group led by Prof. Adolfo del Campo at the University of Luxembourg.

Your Role...

Research in the group is focused on non-equilibrium quantum phenomena with applications to Quantum Science and Technology. For an overview of recent research activities see

The group offers an attractive working atmosphere and has a long track record of theoretical and experimental collaborations worldwide.

Specific research topics include Krylov subspace algorithms, measures of complexity of quantum processes, quantum algorithms for quantum optimization, digital quantum simulation and computation, quantum control, shortcuts to adiabaticity and counter-diabatic driving of isolated and open quantum systems, decoherence, quantum channels, error suppression, and mitigation.

What we expect from you…

We are seeking a highly qualified, scientifically ambitious, diligent, and genuinely motivated young scientist willing to pursue a Ph.D. in Quantum Information Theory in a stimulating research-focused environment. An MSc in Physics or an equivalent degree is required to be considered for this position. The candidate needs to possess excellent written and oral English communication skills, a masterful command of the tools of theoretical physics, and an attitude for critical and creative thinking, as demonstrated by transcripts, MSc thesis, and possible prior publications. It is desired that the candidate is familiar with one or more of the following research topics: quantum computation and quantum information theory, quantum algorithms, complexity measures, information geometry, open quantum systems, nonequilibrium quantum phenomena, numerical, analytical, and cloud-computing methods for many-body quantum systems, and mathematical physics.

In Short...

  • Contract Type: Befristeter Vertrag 36 Monat (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours: Full Time 40.0 Stunden pro Woche
  • Employee and student status
  • Location: Limpertsberg
  • Job Reference: UOL06243

The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 40952 full time

How to apply...

Applications should include:

  • Cv
  • List of Publications
  • Cover letter indicating your experience in solving challenging problems and how you match the advertised profile (research focus I and/or II)
  • The contact of three academic referees

Early application is highly encouraged, as the applications will be processed upon reception. Please apply ONLINE formally through the HR system. Applications by email will not be considered.

The University of Luxembourg embraces inclusion and diversity as key values. We are fully committed to removing any discriminatory barrier related to gender, and not only, in recruitment and career progression of our staff.

In return you will get…

  • Multilingual and international character. Modern institution with a personal atmosphere. Staff coming from 90 countries. Member of the “University of the Greater Region” (UniGR).
  • A modern and dynamic university. High-quality equipment. Close ties to the business world and to the Luxembourg labour market. A unique urban site with excellent infrastructure.
  • A partner for society and industry. Cooperation with European institutions, innovative companies, the Financial Centre and with numerous non-academic partners such as ministries, local governments, associations, NGOs …
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PhD position in Quantum Information Theory
2, place de l’Université Esch an der Alzette, Luxemburg
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