Open positions

The team is working on both theoretical and experimental projects. Various positions are available in all areas of quantum information. You can find the list of the members of the team with their scientific interests here.

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Quantum Information Research Fellowship

The QI team has an open call for its Quantum Information Fellowship.
We are looking for exceptional, independent young researchers in topics which are linked to the activities of the group (see here for details).
The fellowship is for three years, and comes with some funding for travel and computer needs.
The call is now open, and rolling (without deadline). Candidates are asked to send / have sent the following to

  • Research statement (2-4 pages)
  • Statement on past works (2-4 pages)
  • CV
  • 2-3 letters of recommendation

For more information about the QI team, please see here. Please feel free to contact us with questions to


In addition, the QI team is looking for post docs in several directions. Please see the themes and contact points below.

Theoretical quantum and classical cryptography

(Contacts: Alex Bredariol-Grilo, Elham Kashefi, Damian Markham, Frédéric Grosshans, Eleni Diamanti)

The advantage of quantum resources to develop cryptographic tasks is well-known since the beginning of the quantum information field. Our goal is to continue to find new functionalities that are enabled by quantum resources, and push the proposed protocols towards realistic settings and hopefully up to their implementation.

Theory of optical quantum computing

(Contacts: Frédéric Grosshans, Elham Kashefi, Damian Markham)

Our goal is to develop and implement Hybrid Quantum Computing applications on photonic sampling machines to obtain maximum benefit from architectures which do not yet enable universal quantum computation as well as going closer to universal photonic quantum computing.

Quantum Simulation and Verification

(Contacts: Alex Bredariol-Grilo and Elham Kashefi)

With the development of quantum devices, it becomes fundamental to develop protocols that allow us to test and certify that the proposed hardware works accordingly with the theoretical model. We aim to find new protocols in different scenarios (e.g. cryptographic, multi-server, analog) to achieve verification and benchmarking of quantum devices.

Quantum computing, algorithms and complexity

(Contacts: Alex Bredariol-Grilo and Elham Kashefi)

Our goal is to find out new computational problems which can be solved efficiently by quantum computers, especially focusing on near-term quantum devices. Moreover, we are also interested in showing the hardness of problems and studying more theoretical questions on quantum complexity classes and their relations with classical counterparts.

Quantum Foundations

(Contacts: Damian Markham, Frédéric Grosshans)

Uniquely quantum behaviour is at the heart of any possible advantage in quantum technologies. We wish to explore the characterisation of these behaviours, their quantification and how they can be exploited for quantum information, across communication, computation and sensing.

Experimental Optical Quantum Communication and Computing

(Contacts: Eleni Diamanti)

The guiding line of the experiments in our quantum photonics laboratory is the demonstration of a practical quantum advantage in terms of security, efficiency, or time for communication and computing tasks, in the context of realistic quantum networks. We are also interested in developing and implementing robust certification and verification methods for quantum devices and systems.

Networks of quantum devices

(Contacts: Damian Markham, Elham Kashefi, Frédéric Grosshans)

Connecting quantum devices offers advantages in security, computation and sensing. We will look at networks of quantum devices of different sizes, topologies and applications, looking at additional advantages coming from networking, security and efficiency questions as well as the routing of quantum information across such networks. Applications include networks of quantum sensors, QKD networks, delegation of quantum computing and more.

PhD positions

A number of PhD positions are available in all areas of quantum information research. Applications should preferably be received by March 31st (for a starting date of September 1st).


Internships for undergraduate, Master and PhD students are available for periods up to three months. Applications must be received at least four months before the start of the internship.

Master’s programs

For Master positions, applicants should apply directly to the related programs.