Research Associate / Postdoc, Institute of Communication Technology

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
12 May 2023
End of advertisement period
10 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.

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 initially limited until June 30, 2025. The period of employment is governed by § 2 (2) Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG).

Tasks: We seek applications for a Postdoc position in Quantum Technologies applied to 6G communications. The design of architecture and interfaces of network and link layer with the quantum hardware infrastructure will be part of the work. The focus will be on quantum resources for efficient sensing and low latency in future 6G communication networks. The work will consist of a theoretical design and experimental tests and measurements in order to provide a more complete and accurate characterization of the system. The results of the work will be important for applications of Quantum Technologies in the context of distributed sensing and human-machine interaction.

Requirements: university and PhD degree in electrical or electronic engineering, telecommunications engineering, physics, or equivalent. The candidate should have prior research experience in one of the following areas: experimental quantum optics, ultrafast optics, nanophotonics or spectroscopy of 2D materials. Ideally, one of the following experiences will be preferred: experience in optics, lasers, and building optical spectroscopy platforms. Experience in 2D material heterostructure assembly, laser-material interactions, ultrafast pump probe spectroscopy and solid-state single photon sources. Candidates should be proficient in English and have good oral and written communication skills.

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) by June 9, 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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