Research Associate, Institute of Communication Technology

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
03 May 2023
End of advertisement period
01 Jun 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 in the 6G-life Research-Hub „Digital transformation and sovereignty of future communication networks“ a project 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 initially limited until August 14, 2025. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz - WissZeitVG). 

Tasks: We seek applicants for a position in Quantum Technologies for low latency 6G communications. Low latency will be a critical key performance indicator (KPI) in future 6G communication networks. In particular, these networks will employ massive distributed storage and computing resources for network management and operations. In this context, Network coding was demonstrated to improve latency, security, and sustainability through recoding techniques. Recoding can also be implemented through softwarization. However, virtualized environments will generate additional latencies. Quantum resources and technologies have been identified as an optimal means to distribute and handle shared randomness. The successful candidate will have to investigate the possibility of latency optimization by quantum entanglement creation and distribution for random linear network coded communication environment. For example, the shared randomness obtained via entanglement distribution could target the reduction of the communication overhead generated by sending the coding coefficients. The investigation will deal with metrics like entanglement fidelity and entanglement source quality. Moreover, the study of the trade-offs of different entanglement sources will help in providing an effective integration between network coding and the quantum physical-link layer.

Requirements: good university and if applicable PhD degree in electrical or electronic engineering, telecommunications engineering, computer science, physics or equivalent; knowledge of quantummechanics and/or network coding. Candidates should be proficient in English and have good oral and written communication skills. Former experience with Matlab, C programming language is recommended. 

More details about the 6G-life Research-Hub are given under

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 submit your application documents (motivation letter, CV and certificates) until June 1, 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 file 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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