Research Fellow, Multi-party Quantum Cryptography

23 Jun 2022
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23 Jul 2022
Contract Type
Full Time

About the Centre for Quantum Technologies

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) is a research centre of excellence in Singapore. It brings together physicists, computer scientists and engineers to do basic research on quantum physics and to build devices based on quantum phenomena. Experts in this new discipline of quantum technologies are applying their discoveries in computing, communications, and sensing.

CQT is hosted by the National University of Singapore and also has staff at Nanyang Technological University. With some 180 researchers and students, it offers a friendly and international work environment.

Learn more about CQT at

Job Description

The Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) is offering a position for a postdoctoral fellow who will work on quantum cryptography, specifically multi-party quantum cryptography.

Sample topics include

  • quantum homomorphic encryption, quantum private information retrieval and secure delegated quantum computation;
  • composable security for multi-party quantum cryptography;
  • quantifying tradeoffs between security and noise in multi-party quantum cryptography;
  • using quantum error correction for noise resilient quantum cryptography

Job Requirements

The candidate should have a strong track-record working on technical aspects of quantum information theory and cryptography. The candidate is expected to have a PhD in electrical engineering, computer science, physics or applied mathematics and a publication record in quantum information theory. 

The candidate will work closely with Assoc. Prof. Marco Tomamichel and Dr. Yingkai Ouyang. The position is funded by the QEP (Quantum Engineering Programme) project “Quantum homomorphic encryption: the Swiss army knife for the quantum internet?” and thus the research conducted must be within its scope, i.e., roughly around the sample topics mentioned above. The candidate is expected to use the postdoctoral stint to develop a strong research profile by conduction research on the above-mentioned topics.They are also expected to contribute to the group, for example by co-supervising undergraduate student projects and assisting with teaching.

For more information about the group's research interests, please visit the homepage at

Salary will be competitive and will be commensurate with the candidates work experience. The successful applicant will also receive generous travel funding.

Applicants should submit a detailed CV and the completed NUS Personal Data Consent for Job Applicants to Marco Tomamichel at with the keyword "QHE2022" in the subject line. Review of the applications will begin after Feb 28, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled. Early submissions are appreciated. Positions will initially be offered for one year, with the option to extend up to a total of three years. The start date is flexible. If shortlisted, applicants should also arrange for at least two to three letters of reference to be sent to the same address.

More Information

Location: National University of Singapore
Department: Marco Tomamichel Group
Job requisition ID: 11603

Additional Information

At NUS, the health and safety of our staff and students is one of our utmost priorities and COVID-vaccination supports our commitment to ensure the safety of our community and to make NUS as safe and welcoming as possible. Many of our roles require significant amount of physical interactions with student / staff / public members. Even for job roles that can be performed remotely, there will be instances where on-campus presence is required.

With effect from 15 January 2022, based on Singapore’s legal requirements, unvaccinated workers will not be able work at the NUS premises. As such, we regret to inform that job applicants need to be fully COVID-19 vaccinated for successful employment with NUS.

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