Position title
PhD student in the Maestro project, offer no. PH_2024_1


We are looking for two PhD students to work in the International Centre for Theory of Quantum Technologies (ICTQT), funded by the Foundation for Polish Science, and hosted by the University of Gdansk (UG) – a pioneering and leading center of quantum information research in Poland.


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.e. 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 developed.

The project is financed within the Maestro-13 program by the National Science Center (contract no. 2021/42/A/ST2/00356).

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
- Quantum batteries as open quantum systems
- 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/.


Job offer details, click here.

Euraxess link: https://euraxess.ec.europa.eu/jobs/183112

Recruitment form, click here.

Please submit the documents via email to ictqt-careers[at]ug.edu.pl, in the email subject, please include reference code: PhD_student_PH_2024_1.

Advert posted on January 3rd, 2024.

Beginning of employment
February 1st, 2024
Duration of employment
up to 12 months
Scientific discipline
quantum physics
Base Salary
PLN ~1000 (amount not less than) Per month
Job Location
Jana Bażyńskiego 1A, Gdańsk, 80-308, Poland
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