PostDoc Position in Quantum Networks, Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands

Postdoctoral Position - 2019 in Netherlands, Delft University of Technology

PostDoc Position in Quantum Networks The vision of a Quantum Internet is to provide fundamentally new internet technology by enabling quantum communication between any two points on earth. Such a Quantum Internet will – in synergy with the ‘classical’ Internet that we have today – connect quantum processors to achieve unparalleled capabilities that are provably impossible using only classical communication. At QuTech and the Quantum Internet Alliance, we are working on making such a network a reality.

Designation: Postdoctoral Researcher

Research Area: Quantum Network Architectures, Quantum Network Systems, Quantum Network Applications

Location: Delft University of Technology, Delft, Netherlands


  • PhD degree in physics, computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, or a comparable discipline at the time of taking on the position.
  • For the position on quantum network architectures and applications, prior expertise in quantum information is a must.
  • For the position on quantum network systems, experience in classical network systems, operating systems, or related domains is a must. A background in computer science or computer engineering is preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Enjoy working in a team.

Job Description: Postdoc positions are available in the following domains:

  • Quantum Network Architectures: Design and analyze large-scale quantum network architectures using analytical methods and/or numerical simulation, including new concepts, abstractions, mathematical methods, algorithms, and performance analysis.
  • Quantum Network Systems: Design and implement Quantum Network Systems on state-of-the-art quantum hardware on a small network of quantum processors and supporting simulators.
  • Quantum Network Applications: Discover new applications for a quantum network, including the design and analysis of quantum application protocols.

The successful candidates will work with Prof. Stephanie Wehner at QuTech, Delft University of Technology in the section on Quantum Computer Science and QuTech’s Quantum Internet Division. Candidates will also have the opportunity to propose and supervise master student projects and help in the supervision of PhD students.

How to Apply: Interested applicants should press the apply button below and upload the following documents:

  • A cover letter addressed to Prof. Dr. Stephanie Wehner, including an indication of which of the three types of positions you are applying for, and your personal motivation for applying to this position.
  • Contact information of three references.
  • A CV, including details of your PhD degree at the time of assuming this position, as well as a list of previous projects and publications.

Last Date for Apply: The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed at the beginning of each month.

For more information about this vacancy, please contact Prof. Dr. Stephanie Wehner (

TU Delft offers a customizable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, a monthly work costs contribution, and flexible work schedules. For international applicants, we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist with relocation. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare, and there is an international primary school.



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