Research Associate / Postdoc, Institute of Communication Technology

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
06 Apr 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 project position as

Research Associate / Postdoc (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 § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). 

Tasks: We seek applications for a postdoctoral 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. Study of the requirements of medium access control (MAC) at the link layer of the quantum-classical communication system. This has to be researched in the case of entanglement distribution from a cross-layer perspective. Entanglement generation will include the modelling of the protocol for managing entanglement requests and scheduling entanglement generation for different users. Finally, the design of reliable protocols for entanglement generation and distribution based on either Automatic Repeat Requests (ARQ), Forward Error Correction (FEC), or Hybrid ARQ (HARQ).

Requirements: university and PhD degree in physics, mathematics, computer science 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.

Please send your application documents under the job ID “w23-066” until April 6, 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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