Research Associate, Institute of Communication Technology

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
20 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Institute of Communication Technology, the Junior Professorship in Quantum Communication offers a position as

Research Associate (m/f/x)
(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

starting as soon as possible. The position is limited until December 31, 2025. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz- WissZeitVG). The position offers the chance to obtain further academic qualification (e.g. PhD).

Tasks: We seek applications for a PhD position in the design of resilient paradigms for the future quantum-classical Internet. The project "Resilience for the Quantum Internet - Q-TREX" aims to make quantum communication in research and industry usable for public communication networks by integrating quantum communication into future 6G networks and existing fixed networks. The focus is on the investigation, design and realization of an integrated end-to-end resilience for the future quantum-classical Internet. Establishing a taxonomy of the possible failures and unavailabilities of resources (hardware and software) that can occur at the classical control plane of the end-to-end network. Next, theoretically modelling the various failures and unavailabilities, providing the means to analyze their impact on the end-to-end network. Statistical analysis will also be performed considering the coexistence of different traffic models representing different types of users with different KPI. The focus will be on the classical hardware and software resources used by the quantum IoT network during measurements.

Requirements: university degree (Master/Diploma) in engineering, computer science, physics, mathematics, or equivalent; knowledge of quantum mechanics and focus on experimental physics is also an important metric. Candidates should be proficient in English and have good oral and written communication skills. Strong programming skills are highly recommended.

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment.

Please send your application documents under the job ID “w23-059” until March 20, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it as a single pdf document to or to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Elektrotechnik und Informationstechnik, Institut für Nachrichtentechnik, Juniorprofessur für Quantenkommunikationsnetze, Herrn Jun.-Prof Dr. Riccardo Bassoli, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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