Position title
PhD student, no. PhD_student_PH_2023_05

Two PhD students in project Maestro no. 2021/42/A/ST2/00356

Project title: "Relativistic causality and information processing" (in Polish: Przyczynowość relatywistyczna a przetwarzanie informacji)


We are looking for two PhD students to work for the New Quantum Resources Group at the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT) hosted by the University of Gdańsk (UG) - a pioneering and leading centre of quantum information research in Poland.

About the project

About the “Relativistic Causality and Information Processing“ project:
The project’s central goal is to study the information-processing properties within the broad framework of „within-and-beyond-quantum” theories (relativistic quantum physics, PR-boxes, GPTs, etc.). To this end, an integrative methodology combining the tools from i.a. quantum information, quantum field theory, relativity and cryptography will be developed. Finally, protocols for physical implementations and/or simulations of some of the theoretical findings will be created.

About the group

The broad aim of the New Quantum Resources Group would be to perform research concerning quantum phenomena that could be used for quantum information processing.

Exemplary goals of the group are:

  • Connections between quantum computational speedup and contextuality/Bell-“nonlocality”
  • New protocols on randomness amplification
  • Research on communication networks
  • Connections between violations of Bell inequalities and of non-contextuality and the quantum advantage in communication complexity
  • Relativistic quantum information processing


ICTQT was created in 2018 within the International Research Agendas Programme of the Foundation for Polish Science co-financed by the European Union from the funds of the Smart Growth Operational Programme, axis IV: Increasing the research potential (Measure 4.3). The founders of ICTQT are Marek Żukowski (the director) and Paweł Horodecki (the research group leader). The Centre’s official partner is IQOQI-Vienna of the Austrian Academy of Sciences.

The Centre consists of 6 research groups:

More about the research groups please find at you will find here: https://ictqt.ug.edu.pl/.

  • Fulfilling the duties of a doctoral school participant in accordance with the study program.
  • Active scientific research.
  • Discussion and presentation of ideas and results with a diverse audience at ICTQT and at external events.
  • Participation in seminars, group meetings, and other activities of scientific exchange.
  • Participation in activities organized by ICTQT.
  • The candidate should hold a MSc degree in physics (preferable), computer science or mathematics.
  • The candidate should be interested in mathematical and conceptual foundations of quantum mechanics and quantum information, and related topics, especially those which are within the research agenda of ICTQT (visit https://ictqt.ug.edu.pl/).
  • The candidate should be committed to working collaboratively within an inclusive and diverse environment.
  • Basic knowledge of quantum information theory is appreciated.
  • Experience in programming (C++, Python or Matlab, Mathematica) is appreciated.
Job Benefits
  • Monthly stipend;
  • Work in a rapidly developing, world class research center;
  • Scientific and organizational support;
  • Basic equipment and core facilities;
  • Friendly, inspiring, interdisciplinary environment, including “entanglement” with National Centre for Quantum Information (KCIK: https://kcik.ug.edu.pl/) and Institute for Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics (IFTiA) at UG.
Required documents

All required documents should be prepared in English:

  • Filled-in recruitment form;
  • Curriculum vitae (including, e.g., awards and publications);
  • Optional: a research resume with a list of research projects in which the candidate took part (with a specification of the role); PDF files of publications; list of talks at conferences and workshops, list of prizes and awards;
  • Motivation letter (including a statement of current scientific interests) – up to 2 pages;
  • Documents confirming scientific degrees (copy of the diploma);
Recruitment process

General rules of the recruitment process:

  • The recruitment procedure has three stages:
    o Pre-selection candidates by the Selection Commission (SC), based on send    documents;
    o Interview of pre-selected candidates by SC;
    o Recruitment to the UG Quantum Information Theory Doctoral School (a formal UG procedure).
  • PhD student positions are offered to candidates who have received a MSc degree and who are already PhD students at other Universities/Institutions.
  • The decision will be made by the SC within 1 month from the date of recruitment completion.
  • SC reserves the right to invite for the interview only pre-selected candidates.
  • SC’s decision is final and is not subject to appeal.
  • In the event of resignation from accepting the position of the selected candidate, the SC has the right to send the offer to the person placed on the reserve list, and in the absence of such a list, the SC has the right to reconsider the applications submitted to the competition and to indicate a new candidate.
  • SC reserves the right to close the competition without selecting the candidate

Please submit the documents via email to ictqt-careers[at]ug.edu.pl,

 in the email subject, please include reference code: PhD_student_PH_2023_05

Advert posted on May 31st, 2023.

Employment Type
stipend agreement:
Beginning of employment
October 1st, 2023
Duration of employment
up to 48 months
Scientific discipline
quantum physics
Base Salary
PLN ~5000 (gross stipend, tax included) Per month
Job Location
Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, Gdańsk, 80-308, Poland
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