International Association for Cryptologic Research

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PhD Student
Ruhr University Bochum

We are inviting applications for a fully-funded PhD position at the Cluster of Excellence CASA. As the successful candidate, you will join the project Robust Certification of Quantum Devices and conduct fundamental research in the areas of:

  • Nonlocal games and self-testing
  • Quantum information and cryptography
  • Group and representation theory

  • At Bochum, you can expect a vibrant atmosphere of excellent research that spans across many areas of computer science and mathematics. In addition to an exciting research project and a friendly and stimulating work environment, we can offer a generous travel budget that allows for attending relevant conferences and summer schools to present your work to the international community, visiting collaborators, etc. The PhD program is entirely in English. You will be employed on a fully-funded position (100%, E13 salary) with an initial appointment of three years. The starting date is negotiable, but ideally in fall 2023. Your profile:

  • By default, you have a MSc degree (or be close to completing one) in computer science, mathematics, physics or related fields. Outstanding candidates with a BSc degree will also be considered.
  • You have an excellent track record in classes related to quantum information and cryptography, and/or more generally in mathematics and theoretical computer science.
  • You are curiosity driven, enjoy combining creativity with mathematical precision, and are open to interdisciplinary collaborations.
  • You are fluent in written and spoken English (no German required).

  • To apply, please email with subject “CASA PhD Position” and the following information:

  • Brief cover letter describing your background and research interests.
  • CV, including transcripts (BSc + MSc).
  • Electronic contact details of 2 referees.
  • Any other relevant material (MSc thesis draft, BSc thesis, publications, …).

  • Applications received by July 10, 2023 will receive full consideration. We strongly encourage applications from members of any underrepresented group.
    Last updated: 2023-06-12 posted on 2023-06-12