Doctoral Candidate (PhD student) in Quantum Information Theory and Quantum Communications
University of Luxembourg
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
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About the SnT

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) invites applications from highly motivated PhD candidates in the area of quantum information theory and quantum communications within its SIGCOM research group.

SnT carries out interdisciplinary research in secure, reliable and trustworthy information and communications technology (ICT) systems and services, often in collaboration with industrial, governmental or international partners.

SnT is home to students, researchers and faculty members from around the world. For further information, you may refer to

The SIGCOM research group, headed by Prof. Symeon Chatzinotas, carries out research activities in the telecommunication and networking systems, including non-terrestrial networks and quantum communication infrastructure, and is currently expanding its research activities in exploring several emerging topics of next-generation communications systems.

For more details, you may refer to the following :

We are looking for people driven by excellence, excited about innovation, and looking to make a difference. If this sounds like you, you have come to the right place!

Your Role

The successful candidates will work with an academic supervisor from the University of Luxembourg in the theoretical aspects of quantum communication and quantum information theory, and will join a strong and collaborative research team lead by Prof.

Symeon Chatzinotas. In particular, the position holder will be required to perform the following tasks :

  • Contribute to the development of novel algorithms / mathematical techniques for quantum communication systems
  • Provide fundamental contributions in the general field of quantum information sciences with special attention to quantum communications
  • Carry out research in the predefined areas
  • Disseminate results through scientific publications
  • Present results in well-known international conferences and workshops
  • For further information, please contact : Dr. Hayder Al-Hraishawi ( )

    Your Profile

    Qualification : The candidate should possess an

    The candidate must have a strong mathematical background evidenced by grades and / or prior publications. Additionally, the candidate should have some knowledge and experience in some of the following topics :

  • Quantum mechanics
  • Quantum communications and quantum technologies
  • A prior course in quantum information theory is desirable
  • Knowledge of photonics and optics is valuable
  • Programming skills : Python, MATLAB, or C++.

    Language Skills : Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English are required.

    Here’s what awaits you at SnT

  • A stimulating learning environment. Here post-docs and professors outnumber PhD students. That translates into access and close collaborations with some of the brightest ICT researchers, giving you solid guidance
  • Exciting infrastructures and unique labs. At SnT’s two campuses, our researchers can take a walk on the moon at the LunaLab, build a nanosatellite, or help make autonomous vehicles even better
  • The right place for IMPACT. SnT researchers engage in demand-driven projects. Through our Partnership Programme, we work on projects with more than 45 industry partners
  • Multiple funding sources for your ideas . The University supports researchers to acquire funding from national, European and private sources
  • Competitive salary package . The University offers a 12 month-salary package, over six weeks of paid time off, health insurance and subsidised living and eating
  • Be part of a multicultural family . At SnT we have more than 60 nationalities. Throughout the year, we organise team-building events, networking activities and more
  • But wait, there’s more!

  • Complete picture of the perks we offer
  • Discover our Partnership Programme
  • Download the brochure : Why choose SnT for your PhD?
  • Students can take advantage of several opportunities for growth and career development, from free language classes to career resources and extracurricular activities.

    In Short

  • Contract Type : Fixed Term Contract 36 Month (extendable up to 48 months if required)
  • Work Hours : Full Time 40.0 Hours per Week
  • Location : Kirchberg
  • Employee and student status
  • Job Reference : UOL04896
  • The yearly gross salary for every PhD at the UL is EUR 37.101,36 (full time)

    Further Information

    Applications should be submitted online and include :

  • Full CV, including : For each degree received or currently enrolled in, provide the degree, institution name, institution city and country, and date (or expected date) of graduation.
  • Include the title and short summary of your final (Bachelor / Master) Thesis if you did oneList of publications (if any)Name, affiliation and contact details of three referees

  • Transcript of all modules and results from university-level courses taken
  • Cover letter with motivations and topics of particular interest to the candidate (approx. 1 page)
  • All qualified individuals are encouraged

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